Kyrgyz light industry should go to another level, as markets in Russia are being liquidated, President of Light Industry Association Saparbek Asanov said today at a press conference.
According to him, after the republic's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, the production volumes are not declining. "We continue to work as usual. Businesses don't close. External and internal factors affect the industry, but there was no recession after the entry to the EEU. The rise of the dollar rate had its effect," Saparbek Asanov explained.
He added that the light industry has become one of five budget-forming industries. More than 90 percent of production is directed for export.
"The Russian market is strategically important for us. Two branches of problems are global - the lack of professional staff and production facilities. Russia adopted a state program to eliminate markets. We have to go to another level to sell the goods in chain stores. We suggested the пovernment to create industrial zones," Saparbek Asanov said.