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PM: It’s necessary to increase volume of wheat production

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Kazakhstan will not decrease the volume of wheat export supplies. Using new technologies, the production volume will be increased, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev has said at the Government meeting.

The Prime Minister has addressed to the Minister of Agriculture regarding the subsidies because there are a lot of questions. According to B.Sagintayev, this is a very sensitive issue requiring paying attention.

Discussing the program of development of agricultural sector, provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Prime Minister has said that foreign companies are not interested in building factories for agricultural machinery construction, despite many years of negotiations.

“We have created all conditions for them, but, unfortunately, they are not interested in. Because it is easier to sell the finished products and generate the revenue quickly. Therefore, no one talks to put a ban on the purchase of foreign technology, but at the same time, we will develop our agricultural machinery. We are now manufacture products, use it, support it. If we started assembling tractors, combine harvesters, why should not we develop them further? Today we are ready for it, and the concept of the program focuses on the fact that we develop localization”, the Prime Minister has told.

Touching on the issue of wheat exports, he has said that the county is not going to reduce the volume of deliveries. The areas will be decreased, but with the use of new technologies, the production volume will be increased. Taking into account all the comments and suggestions B.Sagintayev has proposed to approve the program by the end of the year, agreeing with the state authorities and the business community.

“All the issues that have been expressed will be taken into account. We have time until the end of next month so that we can once again speak with all interested parties”, the Prime Minister has concluded.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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