Senator S. Dzhaxybekov: Light Industry Requires Advanced Consideration
A meeting of members of the Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship of the Senate of the Parliament with entrepreneurs, leaders of Investment Fund of Kazakhstan JSC, Shymkent SEC JSC and Atameken RCE took place in Shymkent. This event was held as part of preparation for the Parliamentary hearings on the Light Industry of Kazakhstan: Current Status and Development Prospects of High Performance Business.
A working group headed by the Committee Chairperson Serik Dzhaxybekov, which included Deputies Manat Kubenov and Alimzhan Kurtayev, visited a number of enterprises in the city of Shymkent.
In the course of the working visit, the Senators had a look at the operation of the clothing factory of Gaukhar LLP and the full cycle textile mill of AZALA Textile LLP.
Today, Gaukhar clothing factory is one of the largest manufacturers in Kazakhstan that produces workwear, military and departmental uniforms, school clothes and home textiles.
The Director of AZALA Textile LLP noted that domestic AZALA Textile fabrics are more in demand in Italy or Germany than in the domestic market. The factory exports 90% of its products.
Then the Senate Deputies visited the Ontustik Special Economic Zone established to develop the textile and clothing industry. In the special economic zone, the Deputies got an idea of operation of AZALA Cotton LLP, Bal Textile LLP and AGF Group LLP. At these facilities, the delegation saw the manufactured products; moreover, they had a tour around all the workshops and had a look at the entire workflow.
Further, Senators and entrepreneurs of Shymkent discussed the main challenges faced by the business community in the light industry sector.
Deputy of the Senate of the Republic of Kazakhstan Serik Dzhaxybekov noted that the development of light industry was becoming one of the priority areas in Kazakhstan, since this industry had social significance while providing high employment rates. In this regard, this sector of the light industry requires an advanced consideration and analysis of the key issues that arise in the course of operation of the enterprise. The Deputies emphasized that the quality of the products should be consistent with the price and be competitive, and that each company should be interested in finding opportunities to improve the quality of its products.
Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan