The investment potential of the Western Kazakhstan region has been discussed within the meeting of the governor, Mr. Gali Iskaliev and the Extraordinary and Authorised Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. André Karsten and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Zhumgaliev in presence of the Dutch and Kazakh business representatives. Among others, the realisation of a biggest investment projects with application of Dutch technologies has been raised.
The greenhouse complex of the fifth generation aimed to be constructed in the new industrial area will allow satisfy the local demand in vegetable produce.
”It is important for us that the project will be carried over in the industrial zone. The investors have chosen the Western Kazakhstan region as we can boast good climate conditions and state support. Also, the region is the closest to the Central Russia and have a good logistics potential. The government have approved the project and have allocated 4.6 million euro for arranging the external infrastructure.
The joint project of the Kazakh company LLP Broeikas Uralsk and the Dutch company Van der Hoeven will be carried out in three phases. Within the first phase 5.8 ha of greenhouses will be constructed, which will be gradually expanded to 55 ha within 5years”, noted the governor.
As of today the site has been prepared for the construction and the agreement of greenhouse equipment delivery for the first phase has been concluded. After the greenhouse complex has been launched, 500 working plans will be created.
The investors are also planning on opening a scientific research center in the territory of the complex, where they would study the specifics of greenhouse production in local conditions and educate the associates.
There are two successfully functioning greenhouse complexes in the region with Dutch technologies, of 5.6 and 11.8 ha each, which provide for 50% of the local demand in cucumbers and tomatoes.
It is important to note that once the project is completed, it would allow export produce in the neighboring regions of the Russian Federation and over the whole of Kazakhstan. It is expected that the first produce of the greenhouse complex in question would appear in the local supermarkets by September 2022.