Dariga Nazarbayeva: Paper production is relevant in Kazakhstan

08 August 2016, 16:46

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva has held a meeting in the Ukimet Uyi. During the meeting they discussed the issues of scientific research on  chemical cleaning of the hemp for use in industrial and medical purposes.

According to the Deputy Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Albert Rau, the processing scheme of hemp has been proposed, which results in destroy a narcotic substance.

During the meeting D. Nazarbayeva gave instructions to the relevant public authorities on implementation of high-quality and transparent mechanism to provide production enterprises with  licenses to hold  activities on hemp for scientific research.

Here D. Nazarbayeva noted that this work must be done in cooperation and coordination with the International Committee for Drug Control, in accordance with the UN Convention.

In addition, the participants were briefed on the launch of a pilot project of the Roadmap for the cultivation of non-narcotic hemp.

As part of the project hemp seeds have been planted on farmlands in South Kazakhstan, Almaty, Karaganda and North Kazakhstan regions for the first time in the history of Kazakhstan. Experimental harvest would be sent to the USA, Germany, China and Belgium to develop the technology for the processing of hemp.

According to the research, it is possible to take  cellulose from hemp for the entire spectrum of paper - from the banknote up to the packaging and office paper, as well as textiles and food products.

The Deputy Prime Minister drew attention to the decline in the cost of raw materials in the manufacture of paper from the technical hemp.

"Kazakhstan  doesn't produce  paper. We import it. Papermaking in Kazakhstan is  extremely relevant, including for  print media, "  D. Nazarbayeva said.

At the end of the meeting D. Nazarbayeva stressed that developing the industrial production of hemp will be under strict control of the Government.