Kazakhstan conducts projects aimed at economic diversification in Kyzylorda region

Kazakhstan Materials 7 June 2023 13:22 (UTC +04:00)
Asmar Bayramova
Asmar Bayramova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 7. In an effort to reduce dependency on raw materials, various projects are being implemented in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda to diversify the country's economy, Nurlibek Nalibayev, akim (head) of the Kyzylorda region said during a briefing, Trend reports.

As part of the industrialization process in the region, 34 projects with a total value of 607.7 billion Kazakh tenge ($1.3 billion) are being carried out, which will provide employment for 6,300 people.

"Since October 2022, a glass factory has been operational in the region, which has given a boost to the manufacturing industry. Last year, the factory produced over 32,000 tons of products for our country. In the first four months of this year, 3.5 million cubic meters of glass products have been manufactured," he said.

As Nalibayev noted, the factory's products are exported to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Russia.

"Currently, three related enterprises with a total value of 32.8 billion Kazakh tenge ($73.2 million) will be opened within the glass factory. This will create new job opportunities and increase the income of the population," he said.

Furthermore, construction on one of the major projects, a mining and beneficiation plant at the Shalkiya deposit, will commence this year.

Meanwhile, there is an experimental production complex for the autoclave processing of black shale in the Balasauskandik deposit. According to the head of the region, the complex produced 454 tons of product in 2022, while in the first four months of this year - 81 tons of product, which was exported to the UK and Russia.