Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament visits cotton processing plant in Osh

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Osh, Dec. 25, 2017. / Kabar /. Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Dastanbek Zhumabekov during his working trip to Osh oblast got acquainted with the activity of the Ak-Tex cotton processing plant.

This plant processes 60 tons of cotton per day and produces about 22 tons of fiber, the production capacity of the facility is 12 thousand tons. This year the plant has concluded a number of contracts with several farms that are engaged in the cultivation of raw materials.

According to data of the management of this facility, the plant employs 97 people, the plant's products are exported to Russia and other countries.

During the meeting, the development of the domestic textile industry was discussed, in particular the current state of Ak Altyn company, which, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, was left unaddressed and today needs to be optimized.

Speaker Zhumabekov stressed that the development of the country's economy as a whole is possible through the prosperity of such small enterprises.

"The government needs to take into account the experience of foreign countries in the development of the cotton processing industry. For example, in Turkey, the state renders financial support to farmers, the harvest of which processed at special enterprises. We can use this practice. It is necessary to consider granting subsidies to domestic farmers," the Speaker said.

Zhumabekov reminded that Kyrgyzstan is a member of large economic unions, therefore it is necessary to pay special attention to increasing the export of domestic products to partner countries.

Deputies of the Jogorku Kenesh headed by Speaker Dastanbek Zhumabekov visiting Osh region. Within the framework of the visit, he got acquainted with the activities of several social and industrial institutions. A meeting with the region's activists is also planned.

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