The round table on "Development of domestic production of agricultural machinery: status, problems and prospects" was held today in the Senate. It was attended by members of the Senate of the Parliament, the administration of the central state bodies and representatives of public associations.
The moderator of the round table was Ali Bektayev, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agrarian Affairs, Nature Management and Rural Development.
"The main problem is the obsolescence of machine and tractor fleet and the lack of pace of renewal. At the same time, to date, there is a rise in prices for agricultural equipment (about 25-30 percent), which in the future will inevitably lead to a decrease in the rate of equipment renewal. Therefore, the need for further development of tools for financing concessional lending of agricultural machinery leased and purchased directly, now remains relevant" – said Ali Bektayev.
During the meeting it was noted that the problems in the industry were voiced in the Address of the President to the Nation of Kazakhstan. The President noted that about 90% of technologies used in the agricultural sector, finally obsolete and requires modernization. The President also instructed to review the policy of subsidizing the industry.
Senator Mukhtar Zhumagaziev voiced a number of problems in his report. Deputy expressed concern with the situation of renovation of agricultural equipment.
"The average level of renovation of agricultural machinery in the Republic on January 1, 2022 was 4.3%, and according to the approved standard annually should be renewed by 6%" – said the Senator.
Thus, the Vice-Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Marat Karabaev and First Vice-Minister of Agriculture Aidarbek Saparov shared their views on the solution of these problems.
(Senate Press Service 74-72-27. Photo by E. Ukibayev)