Kyrgyz fruit and vegetables will be delivered to Astana supermarkets

ASTANA (TCA) — At the initiative of the Trade Committee of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan a business meeting was held last week with a delegation of representatives of farms from the Osh region of southern Kyrgyzstan. The meeting was organized to build a partnership between Kyrgyz farmers and commercial enterprises of the Kazakh capital, Astana, for the early supply of fruit and vegetables and signing of long-term supply contracts, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan said on its website.

An agreement with the representatives of the Kara-Suu district of the Osh region was reached after the meeting. The participants of the meeting agreed that the shopping center of Astana, Big Shanghai, will become a distribution center for fruit and vegetable products from Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan’s Kara-Suu district annually produces 45-48 thousand tons of vegetables, 11-12 thousand tons of melons, and 12 thousand tons of fruits. All products are environmentally friendly and without GMO. Fruit and vegetables in the Kara-Suu district ripen about 20-30 days earlier than in Kazakhstan.

The head of the Secretariat of the Trade Committee of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, Zhibek Azhibaeva, said that it is important to build up an effective system which will observe all aspects: how products will be delivered, in what amounts, at what time, how often and at what price.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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