On Tuesday, May 28, Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Berdibek Saparbayev visited the automated production complex "KazTexExpo" on the territory of the SEZ in Nur-Sultan.
Head of the Ministry of labor inspected the automated sewing workshop, got acquainted with the technologies of modern textile production and the range of domestic products.
Also Berdybek Saparbayev met with Chairman of the Union of manufacturers of light industry products, General Director of "ASTANA Iutariya ltd" LLP Saule Shauenova, heads of light industry enterprises, representatives of "Atameken" NCE and the Association of business women of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, a productive exchange of views took place, business representatives voiced proposals on a number of issues. In particular, the sides discussed issues of development of entrepreneurship among women, reduction of unemployment, social protection and support of workers of light industry enterprises, training and retraining of specialists in the framework of the state program of development of productive employment and massive enterprise "Enbek" and the development of the "economy of simple things".
Minister noted that Elbasy set a task to reduce the import of textile products to 2025 to 50%. The state will contribute to this, including through lending to light industry enterprises and the purchase of domestic products by state and budgetary organizations.
In addition, he informed that changes are being made to the state employment program "Enbek", as well as other regulatory documents that regulate retraining and training of personnel.
"The key task set before us by the Elbasy and the President is the employment of people. Everyone who can work, including at home, must be employed. In turn, the state should create all the necessary conditions for this, and we are working on it," the Minister stressed.
Head of the department also met with employees of the sewing workshop, discussed issues of compliance with labor legislation, social security and support.
Minister highly appreciated the work of the enterprise, noting the contribution of light industry to social development and support of the population. In particular, training and retraining, employment of citizens with many children and low-income in the enterprise.
"I got a job at the company six months ago through the employment center. I am a sewer in the second generation, before that I worked in many ateliers. Here the most favorable conditions for employees are created, there is a delivery, a hostel. We get paid on time, without delay. I would like to see more of these industries working in Kazakhstan," said the sewer, the mother of seven children Botagoz Bitureeva.
On the territory of the complex B. Saparbayev got acquainted with the work of the Training Center for retraining and training of specialists for production, opened under the state program for the development of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship "Enbek". To date, the Center has trained about 70 workers, most of them are employed at the enterprise.
"Production Innovative company "ASTANA Iutariya ltd" LLP was established in 2013. In the same year, the company implemented a major investment project - the construction of an automated production complex "KazTexExpo" on the territory of the FEZ "Astana – new city". The project was implemented under the program "Road Map Business -2020" and entered the state "Map of country industrialization". The production complex includes production, main, auxiliary workshops, office, warehouse and administrative premises with an area of over 7000 sq. m. full production cycle from modeling, design to production of finished products for different applications. More than 2 billion KZT was invested in the project.
Currently, the company employs 460 employees. The company produces a wide range of consumer products — special clothes, men's, women's, business and casual clothing, goods for children, home textiles, towels, tablecloths, bed linen. In total, more than 500 items of clothing products. Every year the company can produce more than 2 million units.