Growth of automotive industry
The volume of machinery production increased more than 12% since the beginning of the year. Significant growth is observed in the automotive sector. According to the Ministry of Investment and Development, the demand for both the domestic and external markets has positively affected the growth. Last year over 1,500 cars were exported abroad. The production volumes by year-end are planned to be registered at one trillion Tenge. For the further development of the industry, the Comprehensive Development Plan of the machine-building industry of Kazakhstan for 2019-2030 has been developed.
MEIRAM PSHEMBAYEV, HEAD, UNION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- We are obliged to adopt the import substitution program. There is no secret that we buy most of the industrial products in the manufacturing sector. We are increasing production volumes, trying to reduce import, but we must not forget that the economy does not stand still. It grows 4-5% every year.
ALMAS BATANOV, CHAIRPERSON, COMMITTEE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT:
- We selected seven model factories, including three machine-building enterprises. In August we will approve the road maps and implement them. Now the third five-year industrialization plan is being developed. The plan will take into account the modern trends.