Economy • 21 November, 2018

Turkestan hosted the festival «Agrofest-2018»

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The agricultural festival Agrofest-2018 was held in Turkestan for the first time, the press service of the administration of the Turkestan region reports.

The event, held on the Yessimkhan Square, was attended by industry veterans, foremost workers, entrepreneurs, deputies and industry experts.

Akim of the region Zhanseit Tuimebayev congratulated the industry specialists on their professional holiday and focused on the achievements of the region.

“The volume of gross agricultural output in the region reached 475.6 billion tenge. According to this indicator, the region ranked second in the republic. A record amount of 2.8 million tons of vegetables and gourds was collected. Of these, 500 thousand tons were exported to Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Germany and about 1 million tons of products were sent to the northern regions of the country. In addition, the area of ​​intensive gardens reached 2,800 hectares. I note that 40% of fruits and vegetables and 73% of grapes are produced in the Turkestan region. In the republic, 77% of the constructed greenhouses and 73% of the drip irrigation systems are in our region. The region first exported 6.2 thousand tons of meat. All these indicators have been achieved thanks to your hard work, ”said Zh. Tuimebayev.

Advanced agricultural workers on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Agriculture Umirzak Shukeev and regional akim Zhanseit Tuymebayev were awarded medals and special certificates. They were awarded in 21 nominations, such as "The best gardener", "The best grain producer", "The best cotton grower", etc. In addition, in 16 nominations revealed the best in their field in terms of districts and cities.

As part of the event, an exhibition was organized where agricultural products, breeding animals and advanced equipment were presented.

The festival organizers also held a fair of agricultural products, which sold 182 tons of environmentally friendly and natural products at prices below market prices by 15-20%. Especially for guests prepared 1 ton of pilaf and 1 ton of baursaks.

On the same day, sports competitions in 12 national sports took place on the square. All winners of sports were awarded valuable prizes.

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