Cooperation to be expanded with Russia in light industry

2022-01-20 17:37:35

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry G. Batsuuri held a meeting with Russian delegates headed by Director for Commerce at Russkaya Kozha JSC Dmitry Kruglov.

The group of companies ‘Russkaya Kozha’ comprises seven industrial companies and is one of the largest leather suppliers in the world. Headquartered in the city of Ryazan, the company has tannery plants in Zarinsk, Russia and Lorca, Spain and branches in China and Portugal.

The delegates of Russkaya Kozha JSC arrived in Mongolia to expand their cooperation within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2019 with the Mongolian Agricultural Exchange LLC on cooperation in production and supply of leather raw materials.

During the meeting, the delegates noted that during their visit, they found out Mongolia’s great potential for the development of the light industry, including processing of raw hides and skins, and production of value-added end products. They expressed Russkaya Kozha’s full capability to cooperate in sharing experiences and training personnel and internships at its factories.

Deputy Minister G. Batsuuri said, “In December 2021, 67.3 million head of livestock were counted in Mongolia, and an average of 15-17 million pieces of sheepskin, goatskins and bovine hides are processed annually. The local tanneries are developing to a certain extent, but their capacity is insufficient. Thus, the Government of Mongolia is paying much attention to the establishment of industrial and technology parks in Khovd and Darkhan-Uul aimags as stated in its Action Plan for 2020-2024, and has resolved the required financing.”

Last October, representatives of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry visited the Russkaya Kozha Altai plant in Zarinsk to get acquainted with the plant's operations and learn experiences.