16 February 2017 , 10:55
THE KYZYLORDA RICE IS IN GREAT DEMAND ABROAD
The akim of the Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev reported about it at a reporting meeting with the population on February 15.
According to Kusherbayev, in agro-industrial sector of the region the steady tendency of growth is observed. The volume of investment into fixed capital of agricultural industry only in 2016 in comparison with 2015 increased by more than 2 times. Besides, to the 25 anniversary of Independence the Kyzylorda rice growers achieved the country of productivity of rice, record for all history, – 56 c/hectare, and separate farms – to 80 c/hectare.
- Only for the last 3 years gross collection of rice is increased more than by a third (for 32%), and not due to expansion of the areas and due to increase in productivity of grades. We for the first time in the history of the region conducted complex marketing researches of the markets of agricultural products and coordinated them to potential opportunities of agrarian sector. Based on these researches developed Agro Card of development of agrarian and industrial complex of the region till 2020, - Krymbek Kusherbayev reported during the reporting meeting.
At the same time the main objective determined increase in the export potential and expansion of the markets of agricultural products with an exit to Gulf States (Iran, the UAE), Central Asia (China) and Eastern Europe.
- First of all, we began to master the new markets for our main crop – rice. Negotiations on delivery about 20 thousand tons of rice to China are now conducted; issues of implementation of rice to Turkey and England are handled. Large market of Iran is open for us after removal of embargo. This country annually consumes up to 5 million tons of rice, a half of which imports. For development of this market in 2016 in the pilot mode put the grade rice using great demand in the Iranian market by "Tor Hoshemi". The Iranian businessmen decided to buy from us rice and are even ready to finance rice production. We agreed about it during our meeting with a province Mazandaran management on February 1, - the akim of the region told.