Largest investment forum Almaty invest 2016 started in Almaty
The IV International investment forum "Almaty invest 2016" under the chairmanship of mayor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baibek began in Almaty. More than 500 Kazakhstan businessmen and foreign investors gathered together. This year during the meeting 50 memorandums according to investment projects for the total amount of 300 billion tenge will be signed, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
The mayor of the city opening the largest investment forum noted that this year business development stimulation, representation of new investment opportunities of the city, transformation of Almaty into the economic and business center of a new Silk way and the strategic market in Central Asia are priority task of a forum.
"I am glad to welcome everybody at the investment forum Almaty invest 2016. I would like to note that today there are more than 500 guests from 63 countries. The forum takes place in Almaty for the fourth time. Discussions will be devoted to subjects of trade, services of food and processing industry. The forum takes place on the eve of the 25th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan. Today Almaty was created as the cultural and business center. The economy for these years increased more than by 100 times, GDP increased to 22%, small and medium business by 130 times. Today 7 of 10 residents of Almaty work in small and medium business, quality of life cardinally improved in 25 years," mayor of Almaty city Bauyrzhan Baibek noted in his welcome speech.
During the forum priority questions of investment attraction to the megalopolis will be discussed. At the end of the plenary session between the Kazakhstan businessmen and investors signing about 50 memorandums on implementation of large projects in the southern capital will take place. As it was reported earlier, the rehabilitation center, two hypermarkets and the plant on conversion of wheat are one of large objects which will appear in Almaty at the expense of investors in the nearest future.