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Kazakhstan plans to purchase share in one of grain terminals of Ukraine in the Black Sea - Ospanov

Astana. May 23. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan plans to purchase a share in one of grain terminals of Ukraine in the Black Sea. Director of Department of Strategy of Development of Agro-Industrial Complex and Agricultural Science of Agricultural Ministry of Kazakhstan Berik Ospanov informed during the session of the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday, the agency reports. "The Ministry takes measures on expansion of opportunities of grain export channels. Grain terminal in Baku has been constructed; the work on construction of such terminals in the ports of Georgia and Iran is being conducted. It is planned to purchase a share in one of the grain terminals of Ukraine located in the Black Sea," B. Ospanov informed. "The opportunity of joint construction of railway main from the border of Kazakhstan through Kazakhstan and Iran to the ports of the Indian ocean is being studied," he added. As it was informed earlier, during the meeting with the deputies of the regional maslikhat of Akmola on April 12, 2008 the Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan A. Kurishbayev said that in order to reach the goal of the leader of the state - to make Kazakhstan one of five leading exporters of wheat, the Republic should export at least 12 million tons of grain a year. At present, Kazakhstan exports 9-10 million tons of grain to Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. "To expand export, we need to have outlet to the Caspian and the Black Seas. We are building grain terminals there to have the shortest ways to Europe, Northern Africa, Asia and the Arabian countries," the Minister explained.

Resourse: Kazakhstan Today

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