The industry has seen a 2 per cent growth for over five months of 2019, while the mining and the manufacturing have risen by 0.7 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively.
Within 4 months of 2019, the export of the processed products has made up 5 billion US dollars, with investments of 254 billion US dollars in fixed capital of the manufacturing industry.
This year’s roll-out of over 120 projects of the Industrialization Map is expected to put in place 1.1 trillion tenge worth 20 thousand permanent jobs.
“Upon instructions from Yelbasy, we need to approve the 2020-25 industrialization program by the end of this year, which aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry”, Amaniyaz Yerzhanov, the Vice Minister of Industrial and Infrastructural Development, told.
By focusing on export-orientated enterprises and enhanced labor productivity the policy towards industrialization and innovation will step up the development of the manufacturing.
Within the 2020-25 industrialization program, the tools for upgrading enterprises and technological development are expected to be supplemented or renewed.
The draft project is under development and submitted to government agencies for consideration, with it further going online for public discussion.
Moving onto the automobile industry Amaniyaz Yerzhanov reminded that the machine building industry ensures the competitiveness of the economy, thereby increasing the employment due to the great effect for related areas’ development.
“Under the 2015-19 industrial and innovational development program, the machine building industry, in particular production of vehicles and their parts, is among the eight priority sectors of Kazakhstan’s economic development”, he said.
The Vice Minister stressed that the automobile industry is the new sector of Kazakhstan’s machine building. Its development has a multiplier effect on other areas of the economy as well as creates new jobs.
According to him, Kazakhstan assembles all types of vehicles.
In 2018, the share of the automobile industry was 19.2 per cent in the machine building, with an up to 25 per cent rise in January this year. The output was 205 billion tenge or 32 298 vehicles. The automobile industry’s index was 114 per cent in 2018.
“For over the five months of this year, 16 921 vehicles for 114 billion tenge have been made. The output of cars has risen by 41.5 per cent, that of buses – 3.2 times, tracks, trailers and semi-trailers - by 35 per cent”, the speaker said.
According to the Vice Minister, the growth was due to the restored demand, new export markets as well as the government’s preferential car crediting program and bus leasing under the program aimed at renewing the regional centers’ bus fleets.
With Kazakhstan striving to follow the global trends, work has been carrying out to develop environmentally friendly vehicles. So, “SaryarkaAutoProm” has already assembled over 30 JAC e-track, JAC iEV5 and JAC iEV6s vehicles.
Large-scale research has been done to find out the potential for using electric vehicles in the climate conditions and infrastructure of the country.
Finally, the Vice Minister outlined the willingness of Kazakhstan’s car manufacturers to make vehicles running on environmentally safe fuel.