NUR-SULTAN – Akmola Region Akim (Governor) Yermek Marzhikpaev organised the first investor hour and personal entrepreneurs’ reception Nov. 27 at the Atameken Regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs.
During the informal session, potential investors and entrepreneurs with investment initiatives presented nearly 20 tourism, agriculture and medicine projects and development plans and outlined problems they face in executing them in the region. The business casual format was new to the district akims and industry department representatives.
“We plan to hold such meetings regularly. Such a format for holding meetings in the form of live communication and feedback will allow precise and quick work out of investors’ problematic issues regarding the implementation of projects with the aim to improve the investment climate in the region,” said Marzhikpaev, reported inform.kz.
“We believe such a format for a meeting between the regional akim and business is very much in demand for a positive solution to the issues raised,” added Atameken Director Timur Nakhipbekov.
Borey Energo’s construction project for a more than 100-megawatt wind power station in the Arshaly district received full support. The company also plans to attract Chinese investors.
Turkish Green Valley shared its plans regarding a lentil growing and processing plant with a capacity of 200 tonnes per day. The company is considering opening it near Kokshetau.
Another Turkish company, Kusto Energy, has plans to build a biogas plant for the Makinsk poultry farm and KazBeef in Burabai district. The firm specialises in the energy sector and has the resources and technology to build and manage biogas plants producing environmentally friendly electricity, heat, gas and organic fertilisers.
The parties agreed to design a roadmap to resolve each enterprise’s problems and assign a state body to work with them.
“The region akim supported the proposal to hold such meetings every month at the site of the Atameken Chamber of Entrepreneurs in the business format. The next topic of the meeting will identify issues related to the development of agriculture,” said Nakhipbekov.