Reporting meetings: Dairy farms to be built along Western Europe - Western China highway

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TARAZ. KAZINFORM - A number of measures to increase milk processing were taken in Zhambyl region in 2014, said the Mayor of the region at the report meeting.

During his regular working visit to Zhambyl region Kazakh President N. Nazarbayev pointed out an extremely low volume of domestic production of dairy products. The region has all the conditions for the production of high quality dairy products. However, because of the shortage of dairy products produced in the country, the region imports significant volumes of the goods from neighboring Kyrgyzstan. After the reporting meeting Akim of Zhambyl region held a meeting with representatives of dairy farms and factories, as well as financial institutions. It was decided to increase the production of dairy goods attracting local agricultural producers. Thus, in Zhualy District under a pilot project "Burnensky cheese plant" LLP has received 40 million tenge and purchased 230 dairy cows. The regional administration informed that 57 dairy farms (100-200 heads of cattle) will be built along Western Europe - Western China highway. There have been allocated plots of land, connected the necessary infrastructure. Thirteen farms have been already constructed. The project is financed by "Fund for financial support of agriculture" JSC. In addition, last year the company received grants amounted to 277.9 million tenge for the purchase of raw materials for the production of butter, milk powder and dairy products. Today there are 36 dairy procurement centers in the region. All these activities help to strengthen the financial position of the dairies and reduce the goods' prices. As a result, over the past year Zhambyl region's level of milk processing increased from 30.2 to 40%. In 2015 it is planned to increase the milk processing enterprises' capacities to 60%.

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