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Dutch company Farm Frites to build $165m potato processing facility in Kazakhstan

Related imageIt is reported from Kazakhstan that Dutch based Farm Frites will open a potato processing facility in the Almaty region of the country in 2019. Kazakhstan’s investment promotion company Kazakh Invest is said to have organized a number of meetings between managers of the Dutch company Farm Frites, Simon Quist and Jos den Boer, and highly placed authorities in Kazakhstan, including the Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Umirzak Shukeyev, according to the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. During the past year, Farm Frites reportely conducted several potato variety trials in the country in order to find suitable processing varieties. Construction of the factory is scheduled for April 2019. The total cost of the project is $165 million with a capacity of processing 70 thousand tons of potatoes per year. Report