Kazakhstan offers creating national distribution network
At a Government’s meeting, Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov offered to create a national distribution network that is necessary in Kazakhstan. He said that almost none of 750 markets in the state correspond to modern requirements which means that the current infrastructure, flawed logistics and non-established interaction of participants in commodity distribution lead to an increase in prices. An agiotage at the introduction of the quarantine in cities revealed these problems, Bakhyt Sultanov emphasized.
“This ecosystem will create a certain economic cluster which will bring a producer closer to a consumer and join the state’s trade infrastructure, forming a single mechanism. Wholesale distribution centers will offer specialized services from storing and processing to distributing and marketing the products. Such infrastructure will allow building effective transport and logistics networks for key areas of products supplies. Export and import operations will be also conducted to EAEU countries, Central Asian countries and China, which expands the sales market,” commented Bakhyt Sultanov.
The minister added that each Kazakh citizen feels the increase in prices, especially during the off-season. Creation of the wholesale distribution centers network will change the situation. Bakhyt Sultanov opined that it will connect the main participants of distribution system and unite producers, retailers and suppliers into one cluster.