Nazarbayev launches new enterprises17 july 2014, 15:25
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev launched a number of new enterprises via a teleconference on July 2, Tengrinews reports citing the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies.
The President first listened to the government's report on the progress in implementation of the state-run Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development Program in the first half of 2014. After that he teleconferenced with Kazakhstan's regions to see several already functioning enterprises. Those included an eduction center in Atyrau that focuses on training and retraining of oil and gas workers, an Almaty industrial zone, several small and medium businesses that received state funding and Aksai Industrial Park in West Kazakhstan Oblast.
The President also saw construction of 45 MW Yerementau Industrial Wind Park (its capacity may later be expanded to 300 MW).
After that the President gave a start to construction of a dry port in Khorgos - East Gate Free Economic Zone at Kazakhstan's border with China and North-East-South power lines network in Semey.
Other enterprises put into operation were ZhigerMunayServis drilling bits manufacturing factory (PDC-bits) in Atyrau, Talas Investment Company chemicals manufacturing plant in Zhambyl Oblast, Boehmer Valves ball valves and shutoff valves production plant in Karaganda Oblast (in Sary-Arka Free Economic Zone), KaspiyTsement cement plant in Mangistau, Petropavlovsk Heavy Engineering Plant boiler equipment production factory in Northeast Kazakhstan Oblast, Kostanai MBI house building factory in Kostanai, KSP Steel ball-rolling mill production in Pavlodar Oblast and AgroTrading-2007 feed milling plant in Kokshetau.
All of these projects were launched in the framework of the Industrialization Roadmap. The Ministry said that the program saw commissioning of 21 projects and creation of about 2,000 permanent jobs in the first half of 2014. It is planned to introduce around 100 projects and create 8,000 permanent jobs in the second half of the year.
Reporting by Altynai Zhumzhumina, writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina