Akmola region is breadbasket of the world - Nazarbayev

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has paid a visit to Moloko Sinegoriya dairy plant based in Kokshetau during his working trip to Akmola region today, the Akorda press service says.

At the plant, the Head of State surveyed a workshop making healthy dairy products for infants. Besides, Nursultan Nazarbayev familiarized with agro-industrial goods produced in the region. The President also had a talk with the staff of the plant and agricultural producers of the region. The agrarians took the opportunity to thank President Nazarbayev for the support and attention paid to the development of agriculture in Akmola region. The Head of State, in turn, stressed that the region is the breadbasket of the Kazakh capital Astana. "Local agrarians get enormous support from the state. Funding of the region has increased eightfold since 2009. The Kazakh capital is growing fast and that drives up the demand. In general, Akmola region as well as other northern regions is the breadbasket of the world. Kazakhstani wheat is an internationally renowned brand. In this context, our key goal is to enhance volumes of production and quality of local agricultural products," Nursultan Nazarbayev said. NOTE: The dairy plant produces 160 tons of dairy products per day. Nearly 175 people currently work at the plant.

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