03 December 2019 , 18:52
XI INTERNATIONAL BAIKONYR INVEST FORUM HAS PASSED IN KYZYLORDA
On November 30, 2019 the akim of the region K. Iskakov took part in the grand opening and plenary meeting of the XI International Investment Forum "Baikonyr Invest". The theme of the current forum is “Kyzylorda: sustainable growth, new horizons for investment cooperation”. Within the framework of the forum, 24 memorandums on the implementation of projects worth over 100 billion KZT and 1 contract were signed. Among them, 14 investment projects in the field of industry, 9 in the agricultural sector, 3 in the field of public-private partnership.
Baikonyr Invest is a large-scale discussion platform that annually gathers more than 300 foreign and domestic business leaders, heads of investment companies, representatives of research institutes and experts in various sectors of the economy. It is planned that the forum will be attended by representatives of foreign and domestic business communities, heads of investment companies, whose joint work is ongoing on the implementation of large projects (Korean company K2AT LLP, French company «Total Eren», Bulgarian company«NES»), representatives of research institutes. Also, representatives of 10 countries of near and far abroad (Iran, France, Germany, Macedonia, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Korea, Canada, USA, China, the Russian Federation) took part in the forum. For example, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Islamic Republic of Iran Saber Majid Samadzadeh and the Republic of Korea Kim Dae-sik and the Kingdom of the Netherlands Andre Carstens, as well as from Northern Macedonia Medzhiti Muarem are specially invited.
The forum held plenary sessions and meetings, an exhibition of goods of investors and local producers. Also at the plenary session, reports were presented on the topics “SEZ Baikonyr is a promising platform for implementing projects”, “Opportunities for the development of the farm and livestock cluster in agriculture”, “Prospects for the development of public-private partnerships”.
“This is our 11th investment forum. The first Baikonir Invest forum was held in 2013. Following the results of 10 previous forums, more than 130 memorandums were signed, more than 1 trillion investments were attracted to the regional economy. In general, I want to answer the question, what successes have Kyzylorda region achieved so far in 10 months? First of all, it should be noted that one of the most important competitive advantages of Kyzylorda region is an effective logistic position. “A water artery (the Syrdarya River) passes through the entire region, along which a railway runs and more than 800 km of the largest section of the Western Europe - Western China international highway,” said the akim K. Iskakov.
In addition, during the event, the regional akimat organized a guided tour for the forum participants to the Baikonir cosmodrome and the Korkyt ata memorial complex.
Source: Official web-portal of the Akimat of Kyzylorda region