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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Bakytzhan Sagintayev familiarizes with the pace of development of the agro-industrial complex in South Kazakhstan region

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The working trip of Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev to South Kazakhstan region began with a visit to the agricultural enterprises of Saryagash district: a workshop for the production of polyethylene films KelesPlast LLP and a greenhouse facility Zhabai Ata LLP.

The Head of State in the Address New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution set a task before the agro-industrial complex to increase labor productivity and exports of processed agricultural products at least 2.5 times within five years.

To date, South Kazakhstan region accounts for 80% of all greenhouses in the country. In 2017, 201.7 hectares of new greenhouses were put into operation in the region, including 72 hectares in Saryagash district. In addition, this year it is planned to commission new greenhouse complexes with a total area of 214 hectares.

During the inspection of enterprises in Saryagash district, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev was informed about the measures taken to fulfill the President’s instructions.

Director of KelesPlast LLP N. Umarov elaborated on the production process and presented the range of products – polyethylene films and twine made from recycled materials using latest processing technologies. According to him, raw materials are purchased from business entities, and finished products are used in various areas of agriculture and cover 100% of the needs of the domestic market. In addition, recycling of waste and polyethylene has a positive impact on the ecology of the district.

For reference: KelesPlast LLP was put into operation in February 2018. Its main activities are: processing and production of polyethylene film for greenhouse farms, manufacturing of metal clamps for greenhouses and plastic cups for seedling, production of polyethylene knitting twine.

When visiting the Zhabai Ata greenhouse farm, Bakytzhan Sagintayev was shown drip irrigation technologies that allow providing the northern regions of the country with ecologically pure vegetable products all year round.

According to the Chairman of the peasant farm Yergesh Turebekov, the use of modern technologies makes it possible to annually produce 3300 tonnes of tomatoes and cucumbers of elite varieties indoors. 60% of products are sold on the domestic market, the rest is exported.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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