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15 June 2007
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Visits a Number of Industrial Objects in Ust-Kamenogorsk during His Working Visit to the Eastern Kazakhstan Region

The President started a new technological line manufacturing boring chisels, which do not have any analogue in Kazakhstan and CIS countries, during his visit to the “Vostokmashzavod” open JSC.


“Vostokmashzavod” is an important component of the industrial complex of the country. The plant’s capacities allow supplying the oil industry, energy enterprises, railroad transport, coal mining and ferroalloy industry of the country with machinery production. The plant exports about 80% of its production abroad, including overseas countries.


In order to increase the competitiveness of its production, the plant’s management initiated technical renovation. As a result, high technological equipment from Germany was established at the plant. The capacity of the new manufacturing line allows reaching 5 percents of the world chisel production.


On the same day, President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the opening ceremony of a processing line manufacturing a new model of Chevrolet at the “Asia Auto” JSC.


The President acquired a familiarity with the work of the processing line assembling cars and met with the collective of the plant.


“Today, we are witnessing a prominent to our country event, the opening of the assembling line of Chevrolet cars at the plant of the “Asia Auto” JSC. The opening of the new line will undoubtedly occupy its place in the history of sovereign Kazakhstan. I scrupulously oversee the implementation of this project and can definitely say that “Asia Auto” is a promising enterprise in forming the new branch, in strengthening the export potential of our state,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said to workers of the plant.


The plant produces Niva cars from February 2003. In June 2005 an assembling line of Skoda cars was opened at the plant. So far, the plant assembled more than 10 thousand cars.


At the moment, the project “Assembly of GM Chevrolet cars” costing 750 million tenges is being implemented by the enterprise. The management of the plant intends to start production of two new Skoda models. This will increase the total number of assembled at the plant cars up to 9000 a year.


The President emphasized the importance of broadening social packet for workers of the plant, ensuring work safety, introducing modern technologies.


”Our state in interested in such entrepreneurial initiatives, because it will lead the kazakhstani economy in innovative way and will make our country even more competitive,” Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized.


On behalf of the workers of Asia Auto, the plant’s director Alexander Svadbin thanked the President for the constant support and also for the personal participation in starting the new line producing Chevrolet cars.


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