Turkish Company to Manufacture Irrigation Systems in Kazakhstan

Akplas, a leading Turkish manufacturer, has announced plans to produce modern irrigation systems for agriculture in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda region.

According to a report issued by Kazakh Invest, agreement on the project was reached during the Turkish company’s visit to Kazakhstan on 11 May.

During their meeting, organized with assistance from Kazakh Invest, representatives of Akplas discussed the implementation of the project with Kyzylorda’s executive bodies and inspected the site earmarked for the build of the factory.

Expected to be commissioned in early 2025, the first stage of the project will cost around $10 million, followed by a further investment of some $50 million.

The facility will initially manufacture sprinkler irrigation systems to serve 80 thousand hectares per year and within five years, increase its production capacity for the irrigation of 400 thousand hectares.



Times of Central Asia

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Laura Hamilton MA, is the former Director of the Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde. She first visited Kyrgyzstan in 2011 to research and curate a major exhibition of contemporary textiles and fashion. Since 2012, she has worked as an editor on over thirty translations of Central Asian novels and collections of short stories. In more recent years, her work has focused on editing translations of Kyrgyzstan's great epics -'Ak Moor', Saiykal', Janysh Baiysh', 'Oljobai and Kishimjan', 'Dariyka', 'Semetey' and 'Er Toshtuk' for The Institute of Kyrgyz Language and Literature, and the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University.

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