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18 November 2019 → A joint Belarusian-Kazakh production of communal equipment is planned to be built in Nur-Sultan

In Nur-Sultan, they plan to build a joint venture with the Belarusian company "Amkodor" for the production of communal and construction equipment, Altai Kulginov, Akim of Nur-Sultan of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said during a meeting with Anatoly Sivak, Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, on November 18, the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency reports.

"We have a free economic zone, an industrial park in which we want to build this enterprise," A. Kulginov specified.



According to the President of the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business, representative of the board of directors of OA "Group of Companies" Allure "Andrey Lavrentyev, communal and construction equipment is not yet produced in Kazakhstan, the demand for which is great in the country. Funding has already been identified for the construction of the joint venture, a plot of land has been allocated. It is expected that by mid-2020, all negotiation processes will be completed and the work itself will begin.

Within the framework of the visit, the official delegation of Nur-Sultan are planning to visit the Amkodor enterprises and the High-Tech Park. According to A. Kulginov, in the era of digitalization, those products that are manufactured by the High-Tech Park are especially important. Therefore, it is possible that after a  visit to the enterprise, ideas about joint projects will also arise.

The visit of the official delegation of Nur-Sultan to Minsk is a logical continuation of the meeting of the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan, which took place on October 25 in the Kazakh capital.

"We arrived, one might say, in hot pursuit to fulfill those instructions on the development of bilateral cooperation that were voiced there," A. Kulginov said.

It’s worth mentioning  that relations between Minsk and Kazakhstan are estimated for decades. In 1994, the Minsk City Executive Committee and the Almaty Administration signed an agreement on cooperation in the trade, economic, scientific, practical, and cultural fields. A similar agreement was signed in 2000 with the akimat of Nur-Sultan.

Trade and economic cooperation between the Belarusian capital and the Republic of Kazakhstan is gaining momentum. In January-September of this year, trade amounted to $ 238.6 million - 133% compared to the same period in 2018, exports increased by 34.7%, imports - by 25.7%. According to the results of January – September 2019, Kazakhstan takes the 6th place in the total export volume of goods of Minsk enterprises. The turnover of services is also growing: in the first 9 months of 2019, it amounted to $ 66.8 million, which is 11.5% more than in the same period of 2018.

"This yearmore than 2.4 million US dollars of investments has been attracted from Kazakhstan. Given the benefits provided to investors, I believe that the amount can be much larger. As an example of cooperation, I want to note the implementation by Itamari LLC of the project for the construction of a fitness center in Dzerzhinsky Ave worth more than $ 4 million, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2021. I hope the number of joint projects will increase in the near future, because for this all conditions have been created," the Chairman of the Minsk city Executive Committee emphasized.

The current visit of the Nur-Sultan delegation to Minsk is intended to expand cooperation between the two capitals, as well as to identify new areas for interaction.

Today, in the Belarusian capital, with the participation of Kazakhstani capital, 82 enterprises operate, including 22 joint ventures and 60 foreign ones.

Photo by Sergey Lukashov

News provided by Agency "Minsk-Novosti"

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