The construction of a plant for the production of soda ash will begin in the Kyzylorda region in April

700 new jobs will be created at the "AralSoda" joint venture with "Araltuz" JSC. This was during the visit to the enterprise by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan and members of the Government, said Dauren Mukashev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Araltuz. "In April this year, we are starting the first phase of construction of a soda ash plant with a capacity of 300 thousand tons per year with a project cost of about 93.5 billion tenge. To implement the large-scale project, the Chinese "Haixi Deshen Soda Industry" company was involved, the “AralSoda” joint venture was created - said Dauren Mukashev. The soda ash, produced by the plant, will cover 75% of the country's total demand for this product. "As for today, the market of soda ash is 100% covered by imported products from Russia, the annual volume of which is 400 thousand tons. 700 new jobs will be created after commissioning. In order to increase sales volumes and share of the Kazakhstani content, offtake contracts have already been concluded with a number of enterprises," said Dauren Mukashev. The project will be financed by the Development Bank of Kazakhstan. "The development and passage of state expertise of the necessary design and estimate documentation for the engineering infrastructure is now at the final stage. In the framework of the "DKB-2020" program, together with the Akimat of the Kyzylorda Oblast, we submitted a package of documents to the Ministry of National Economy" the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Araltuz JSC reported. It should be noted that today a governmental delegation headed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the Kyzylorda Region. It includes the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the ministers for investment and development, the national economy, information and communication, as well as a number of heads of central state bodies, national companies and development institutions.