Bakytzhan Sagintayev got acquainted with development of fish and food industry in Aral Sea region
In the Aral Sea region, the fishing industry is growing rapidly. There are 22 fish processing enterprises in Kyzylorda region, 4 of them export to the countries of the European Union, 3 � to China, 9 � to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.
For reference: According to the data of the State Revenue Committee of the MF RK, the volume of fish and fish production exports amounted to $56.5 million last year. In other words, ? Kazakhstani fish is exported. At the same time, Kyzylorda reigon’s contribution to exports amounted to more than $12 million (3500 tons).
Bakytzhan Sagintayev familiarized himself with the production process of the Aral Fish Processing Plant, with a capacity of 6000 tons per year. Finished products are exported to the markets of Russia, China, Poland, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.
In the second half of the day, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, on the example of the Araltuz plant, got acquainted with the progress of implementation of the SPIID projects in the region.
In the village of Zhaksykylysh, the only iodized salt plant operates and it is the largest salt extraction and processing enterprise in the country.
Within the framework of the State Program of Industrial and Innovative Development, Araltuz company commissioned two Spanish shops for the production of food and technical salt. The first shop operates using the European technology and produces nine types of table salt with iodine supplements. In 2016, in order to expand production of technical salt, the second Spanish line, the polymer shop, was acquired. Reconstruction of the plant allowed to double the labor productivity and provide more than 1200 people with jobs, increase the wages of workers by 60%. The volume of production and sales also increased more than threefold, and the share of export products reached 65%.
For reference: In 2017, Araltuz JSC produced 332 600 tons of products worth 3.5 billion tenge. The volume of exports for the past year amounted to 212 600 tons. In January-February this year, the volume of production amounted to 58 200 tons (637 million tenge), exports amounted to 44 400 tons (981.2 million tenge).
During the visit, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Araltuz, D. Mukashev, told about the start of the implementation of the project for the production of soda ash.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan