BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
By Farida Nuri - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Agricultural Ministry has identified the most imported products, the ministry’s head Yerbol Karashukeyev said, Trend reports on Oct.18 citing Kazinform.
"As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, provision of the domestic market is a paramount task. Therefore, along with a priority export policy, import substitution issues will be comprehensively addressed. The ministry has identified the most imported products - poultry meat, sausages, cheeses, cottage cheese, apples, sugar and fish,” Karashukeyev noted. To date, specific investment projects have been identified and are being implemented in each of these areas. To achieve this goal [import substitution issues], a number of state support measures, including the provision of soft loans, subsidies, land resources, infrastructure, as well as measures to protect the domestic market, will be implemented.”
By 2024, the provision of the domestic market with poultry meat, sausages, cheeses, cottage cheese, apples, and fish should reach 100 percent, and with sugar – 80 percent, he added.