In Kazakhstan, 860 thousand hectares of agricultural land in private ownership. This was announced today during a plenary session of Senate of the Parliament, introducing a bill "On amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on issues of peasants or farmers," said Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Eugene Aman, the agency reports.
"Soon 10 years since we adopted the Land Code and a right to acquire agricultural land in private ownership. This rule works, for today the country's agricultural land was bought 860 thousand hectares," - said E. Aman.
In particular, he explained, 462 thousand hectares of land were purchased in the Almaty region, more than 100 hectares - in the South Kazakhstan region. In other areas were purchased by 20 - 30 thousand hectares of agricultural land.
In addition, when asked the deputies that did not give a pending bill an opportunity for foreigners to buy land in Kazakhstan, E. Aman said that such a provision in the law no.
"This law does not change the legal relationship (foreign nationals. - Comm. The agency), it changes nothing in the situation that existed until now," - he said.
"I understand that we have a very, very worried that our land has increased interest from foreign nationals. Since last year, there is a rule that foreigners have no right to exercise individual enterprise and to create farms. They can only work as a entities. And so here there is a whole block of limitations "- he explained.
The deputies of the Senate, considered the amendments to the legislation on the activities of peasants or farmers, returned the bill with its amendments to the Majilis.