More than 20 thousand vacancies will provide industrial projects in Kazakhstan in 2019
The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zhenis Kasymbek, spoke about the progress of the implementation of the Industrialization Program, reports ortcom.kz with reference to the MIA “Kazinform”.
Despite the decline in world prices for base metals, sanctions against major trading partners (Iran, Russia) and other external factors, by the end of 2018, the industry grew by 4.1%. This became possible due to the growth of the mining sector by 4.6% and manufacturing by 4%. The main drivers were mechanical engineering (an increase of 14.1%), the chemical industry (8.1%), oil refining (8.1%), light industry (4.4%) and oil and gas production (4.8%) , – said Zhenis Kasymbek at an expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
According to him, in the context of the regions, industry leaders are Atyrau (growth by 10.6%), East Kazakhstan (9.3%), Kostanay (8.3%), Akmola (6.9%) and Astana ( 6.7%). At the same time, in some regions a decrease is observed in Kyzylorda (by 6.9%), West Kazakhstan (4.3%) and Turkestan regions (2.7%). According to the results of 2018, the number of operating enterprises in the processing industry reached 14.7 thousand (an increase of 30% from 2010 � plus 3.7 thousand, from 2018 � plus 182 units). Labor productivity in industry as a whole grew by 3.5% (for 9 months of 2018 – KZT10.9 million per person), investment in fixed assets – by 27% (for 12 months of 2018 – KZT6.6 trillion) – added the Minister.
Zhenis Kasymbek also noted that over the period of the implementation of the Industrialization Program, since 2010, more than 1,250 projects were commissioned to the amount of 7.9 trillion tenge, 120 thousand permanent jobs were created. In 2018, more than 100 projects were introduced in the amount of 1.3 trillion tenge with the creation of more than 13 thousand permanent jobs.
“In 2019, it is planned to introduce about 120 projects worth 1.1 trillion tenge with the creation of 20 thousand permanent jobs,” the minister concluded.
Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan