Prime Minister instructed to create working group on processing of agricultural products

11 August 2016, 18:22
West Kazakhstan Region
Фото: Официальный сайт Премьер-Министра

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov has met with representatives of AIC and discussed topical issues of agriculture processing during his working trip to West Kazakhstan.

The development of the processing industry in Kazakhstan has great potential. The head of state set the task  to bring the agricultural sector in the key drivers of economic growth. Within the framework of the program "Agribusiness 2020" the  state supports the processing enterprises, namely subsidizes a part of investment costs.

However, according to  the processors,  in the food sector there are  a number of outstanding issues. The AIC representatives discussed issues of veterinary control and food safety, higher purchasing prices for raw materials and the processing of livestock products.

The Prime Minister instructed the Minister of Agriculture A. Myrzakhmetov to  establish a working group to meet with representatives of the food industry, to work out concrete proposals for addressing problems and to present them to the Government .

 

For reference:

The agro-industrial program titled "Agribusiness-2020"  has been  adopted on the instruction of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and is aimed at improving the competitiveness of agriculture. The main objectives of the program are to fund the AIC, increase the affordability of goods and services by improving the efficiency of state regulation systems.

By 2020, the share of food products subject to the monitoring laboratory studies will be increase by 0.4%.

In manufacturing sector of the WKR  the basic share is provided by Uralsk - 70%, Burlin district - 14%, Zelenovskiy - 6.5%, Terektinsky - 5%.