Nur-Sultan — Kazakh prime minister Askar Mamin oversaw the signing of an agreement with Valmont Industries on Dec. 9 during his working visit to the U.S., which will have Valmont invest in a new plant to produce irrigation systems in Kazakhstan.
The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, Kusto Group and Valmont Industries signed an agreement to collaborate to improve agricultural productivity in Kazakhstan.
The document envisaged building a plant to produce Valley Pivot irrigation equipment in Kazakhstan in 2022. The plant will have a capacity of 1,000 frontal and circular irrigation machines per year.
Kazakhstan plans to increase its irrigated land from 3.5 million to 4.9 million acres by 2022 and to 7.4 million acres by 2030, said Mamin.