We are interested in creation of joint ventures with Chinese companies - Tokayev
Astana. September 11. KazTAG - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his visit to China declared about the interest of Kazakhstani authorities in the creation of joint ventures with the Chinese companies, Akorda reports.
"We are interested in creation of joint innovation companies, techno-parks and IT-centers with the Chinese companies. The International techno park of IT start-ups Astana Hub was opened in our capital. Developments are underway in such directions as Big Data, Internet things, artificial intellect, cloud technologies and super-computers. The participants of this techno-park will get facilitated visa, labour and tax regimes," he said at the VI session of Kazakhstani-Chinese business council in Beijing.
Tokayev also indicated agriculture as one of the most perspective directions of bilateral cooperation. He indicated huge scale of the Chinese market and opportunities for this export direction.
"Kazakhstan is known for its position in the top 10 world grain exporters. Last year grain export to China reached 550 thousand tons. We might boost this volume by 3.5 times to 2 mln tons. Export supplies of Kazakhstani salt to the international markets are growing. We are ready to import up to 100 000 tons of salt to China per annum. We are ready to import dairy products, poultry, beef, mutton, pork, flour, grain, pulses, and oil-bearing crop to China. We are going to increase export of ecologically clear products," he said.
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