The ministry of industry and infrastructural development plans to commission 170 new industrial projects in 2023, which are expected to create around 13,200 new permanent jobs, QazMonitor reports citing the ministry’s press service.
In the Pavlodar region, the ministry plans to establish a large-scale production of ferrosilicon in the city of Ekibastuz with a volume of 240,000 tons per year in the 3Q of 2023. The plant is expected to generate an annual export income of about $460 million and create permanent jobs for 800 people. The cost of the project is 92 billion tenge.
This year, domestic ferroalloy producers will be able to receive the first products of the new industrial coke plant in the Karagandy region, which has a capacity of 400,000 tons per year. The implementation of this project is expected to reduce import costs by 57 billion tenge annually while simultaneously achieving a higher quality of coal fuel. The overall cost of the project is 43 billion tenge, with an estimated creation of 261 jobs.
Kostanay, the center of the nation’s automotive industry, will host the production of key components for commercial truck axles. The plant boasts a high degree of automation, meets international environmental standards, and has established partnerships with local educational institutions. It is expected to employ up to 300 people.
Another novelty for the automotive industry in 2023 will be the start of production of Chevrolet Onix cars in Kostanay. The market will feature two types of sedans, equipped with 90 and 132-horsepower engines. The production volume is set at 30,000 units per year. The project requires an investment of 23.4 billion tenge and is expected to generate employment for 400 people.
There are also plans to produce household appliances in Saran, aluminum radiators in Almaty, wind turbine generators in Karagandy, and establish the production of Jetour, Kia, and SsangYong cars in Kostanay. Additionally, the facility in Pavlodar will be involved in the production of aluminum discs.
Furthermore, to address the issues of national food security, the industry ministry plans to expand the production of pasta products, milk and dairy products, poultry meat, and other food products.