Today, within the framework of his working visit to South Kazakhstan region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited a number of facilities of the Ontustik industrial zone, including the EvroKristall LLP glass container factory and the Zerde Keramika LLP ceramics factory, where he familiarized himself with the prospects for their modernization.

First of all, Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited EvroKristall’s production building, where he got acquainted with the technological process of producing glass containers and with the assortment of finished products. EvroKristall LLP is the first factory in the region to produce glass jars and bottles. Thanks to its operation, there is a significant import substitution of such products, since its deliveries with a capacity of 60 million units per year are carried out exclusively on the domestic market.

Following that, the Prime Minister visited the enterprise for the production of porcelain stoneware Zerde Keramika LLP. It should be noted that this is the only plant for the production of porcelain stoneware in Kazakhstan, which covers more than 40% of the country's total demand. In addition, the plant exports part of its products to the border countries.

It should be noted that 85 investment projects worth 55.8 billion tenge and creating 5000 workplaces are being implemented in the Ontustik industrial zone, which has been operating since 2010. Of these, 46 projects amounting to 21.4 billion tenge have been implemented so far creating more than 3 thousand jobs.

In addition, at present, work continues to create other industrial zones in the districts and cities of the region. To date, 9 such zones have been put into operation, the total area of ​​which is 699 hectares. In general, 173 investment projects worth 167 billion tenge are being implemented in all industrial zones of the region, creating 10 000 jobs.

It is worth noting that the industrial zone offers investors a ready infrastructure, the opportunity to buy or lease land below market value, a convenient logistics system, reduced tariffs for natural monopoly services and project support.

The operation of industrial and special economic zones creates favorable conditions for the transition from raw materials production to the production of high-quality processed products in the country and for the increase in non-primary exports.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 29 September 2017

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