Kazakhstan to launch production of van hool buses
New buses will be manufactured according to the technology of the Belgian engineering company VanHool in Kyzylorda region. Kazakhstani and Belgium business partners agreed to launch a motor co-production. The total cost of the project is 10 million euros. It will be financed from the both sides. According to the plan, initially local content could reach a quarter of total production. Existing domestic car-building and automobile plants as well as plastic and textile production companies can be attracted to cooperate on localization in Kazakhstan. After launching the glass manufacturing factory in Kyzylorda, share of Kazakhstan's production can grow. In addition, Europeans are very interested in exporting components of high quality glass to European and American markets.
Geert VAN HECKE, DIRECTOR, SALES PUBLIC SERVICE, VANHOOL:
There are made agreements with the governor of Kyzylorda and Baikonur. There is a local production in Kyzylorda. We will assemble the seats, for instance, and other local things. We will offer a lot of technology transfer, formation of the people, so really in partnership.