Almaty rgn develops cooperation with Malaysia
The Kazakh city of Almaty hosted a meeting of the representatives of the Governor’s Office of Almaty region with a delegation of SME International Trade Association of Malaysia (SMITA), Strategy2050.kz informs referring to the press service of the Entrepreneurship and Industrial and Innovative Development Department of Almaty region.
The Kazakh side was represented by Serik Amirov, an adviser to the Kazakh embassy in Malaysian, region Ruslan Kozhassbayev, head at the Entrepreneurship and Industrial and Innovative Development Department of Almaty region, Talgat
Malybayev, Chairman of the Board of the Regional Institute of Development Jetysu, Yergazy Orymbassarov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Regional Institute of Development Jetysu, and Chingiz Makashev, Deputy Director at the Regional Development Center of Almaty region.
The Malaysian delegation was represented by SMITA Director-General Megan Su and the top managers of engineering, biotechnological, industrial and food companies.
The meeting began with a demonstration of the videos on the achievements of Almaty region “We are Jetysu” and “Jetysu - towards the sun”.
In his welcoming remarks, the head of the Entrepreneurship and Industrial and Innovative Development Department spoke about the investment opportunities of the region, pointing out the favorable climatic, logistic conditions make it possible to implement various projects in the fields of entrepreneurship.
The Chairman of the Board of the Regional Institute of Development Jetysu, Talgat Malybayev, dwelled on the main tasks of the Institute and the on-going projects.
“Our corporation provides support to entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture, subsoil use, tourism, roadside services, green energy and industrial zones. We connect the state and business. In Almaty region, 6 industrial zones, of which two zones in Talgar and Ili districts, have a lot of investment projects. Therefore, we are ready to provide a platform and tools for implementation and maintenance of projects,” he said.
The Malaysian delegation was also updated on the terms when implementing projects as well as on the State support measures.
Megan Su, on her part, expressed gratitude to the region’s Governor’s Office for the warm reception.
“We are about to present Almaty region to others Malaysian businessmen. Our organization works with small and medium-sized enterprises and contributes to their entry into the world stage through training, expertise and support services such as organization of trade missions, international conferences and educational seminars. We look forward to our further fruitful cooperation,” she said.
At the same time, the representatives of Malaysian companies expressed their interest in implementing green projects in the region in energy, agriculture, poultry spheres.
Following the bilateral meeting, the SME International Trade Association of Malaysia (SMITA) and the Regional Institute of Development Jetysu signed a memorandum on cooperation to encourage investments and foster business cooperation.