Governor of Kostanay region Arkhimed Mukhambetov spoke about the development of agriculture in the region.
According to his words, the share of agriculture of Kostanay region in Gross Regional Product is 11.2%.
“The industry employs more than 125 thousand people. This is 26% of the total employed population. This year 3 million tons of grain have been threshed. In connection with wheat price increase, this year the local budget has allocated KZT300 million to stabilize prices for social bread”, Mukhambetov said.
He also noted that the implementation of beef cattle breeding program was an important direction for agro-industrial complex further development.
“Kostanay region exported 1700 tons of beef. The export of food products equals to $115 million”, Mukhambetov informed. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)