ASTANA – Thirteen enterprises were established in the South Kazakhstan region last year under the National Programme of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development for 2015-2019. The programme aims to boost economic diversification and improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry.
The new enterprises started manufacturing various goods and created new jobs in the first 11 months of the year. Rakhat-Shymkent constructed an 850-million tenge (US$2.6 million) shop to produce wafer rolls, generating 28 positions. The annual production capacity is 1,700 tonnes.
Borte Milka launched a dairy products facility in the Ordabasy district. The 900-million tenge (US$2.7 million) plant has an annual production capacity of 4,320 tonnes. Baza-Service opened a canning shop in the Saryagash district for fruit and vegetable storage. The plant, with a price tag of 500 million tenge (US$1.5 million), is capable of manufacturing 40,000 cans per year.
Asia Agro built a plant in the Otyrar district to grow and process up to 5,000 tonnes of corn to provide feed for poultry farms. Akmergen, well-known for its new project of using natural reeds in production, opened a 622.3-million tenge (US$1.9 million) plant employing 30 workers.
The Rakhmankulov furniture factory in Shymkent can manufacture 4,000 units under the Bella Zhikhazy brand. The cost of the project is 506 million tenge (US$1.52 million) and the entrepreneur received 300 million tenge (US$903,000) under the Business Road Map 2020 programme. The plant uses modern technology and created 50 openings.
Syrly Sozak, which processes polymer waste and produces low pressure pipes, was established in the Suzak district industrial zone. The factory, supplying products to uranium enterprises, employs 31 people.
In the Kazygurt district, the Otyrabat-Kurylys plant started producing aerated concrete blocks. The 120-million tenge (US$361,000) enterprise created 12 jobs. Corporation City Story opened a plant capable of producing 750,000 tonnes of asphalt per year. The project cost 280 million tenge (US$843,000).
Ruberoid company Bumprom launched a 100-million tenge (US$301,000) plant to produce cardboard paper, drywall and cement bags. The factory is capable of producing 4,000 tonnes of product per year. The Dezfumen project, which started functioning last year, cost 150 million tenge (US$455,000).
In Shymkent, RET produces bricks with ceramic coating. The cost of the enterprise, capable of producing 20 million bricks per year, is 103 million tenge (US$310,000).
Chimpharm, owned by Polish firm Polpharma, launched a 4.3-billion tenge (US$13 million) shop to manufacture solid medicinal production forms. The plant’s annual capacity is 200 million tablets.
The entrepreneurship support programme provides help for 135 projects in South Kazakhstan with a total cost of 1.2 trillion tenge (US$3.6 billion) and has created 17,500 jobs.