Kazakhstan aims to attain self sufficiency in sugar production; plans to construct one more mill

With an aim to move in direction towards self sufficiency in sugar production, Kazakhstan is mulling to construct one more sugar mill, informs country’s Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashukeyev.

As per local media report, while interacting with the journalists, the minister said, “We had to import 58% of sugar as the domestic demand was met by 42% sugar output in the country. We are planning to achieve 80% self-sufficiency in the next 3-4 years.”

“There are four sugar mills in the country, majorly in Zhambyl and Almaty region. Most of the sugar mills process sugar beet to produce sugar. Some mills are producing sugar from imported sugarcane. We are planning to increase the area under beet cultivation and would build another sugar mill in the south of Kazakhstan,” he further added.


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