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“Some 1.5 million samples of different geological material were taken from Kazakhstan over the past 13 years,” the Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Sauranbayev said at a press conference at the Geology-360 platform held in Astana on March 5.
Last year, Kazakhstan’s Justice Ministry defended the nation in cases with a total amount in the order of 3 billion US dollar at stake in arbitration cases, according to a Ministry press release issued over last weekend. Most of the cases, including those still pending, concern “investors” holding exploration, development and/or management licences, but without the necessary funds to invest and holding on to assets for dubious reasons.
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Kazakhstan Government plans to expand the powers of Akimats in matters of land seizure for agricultural purposes.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev held operational and strategic meeting at the Ministry of Defense.
Russian airline Aeroflot is returning to Kazakhstan after a long break. As of March 10, the company will start operations covering the Moscow-Karaganda-Moscow route, its official website says.
An OSCE-supported two-day roundtable discussion on the ongoing reform of the Criminal Procedure Code of Kazakhstan and major areas of criminal justice modernization began on Thursday at Ak-Bulak near Almaty.
Head of Kazakhstan’s Transport and Communications Ministry has been dismissed from the post, the website of Acorda (residence of Kazakhstan’s president) said on March 7.
GHG emission fines mounted so high in 2013 that Kazakhstan decided to postpone introduction of the fines and cut the fine in two, Tengrinews reports from the plenary session of the Majilis (Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament).
In the light of the President’s instruction to stimulate attraction of foreign direct investment, Kazakh delegation headed by the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and New Technologies Aset Issekeshev is paying a working visit to Germany to attend an economic forum in Berlin and discuss plans for further development of German business in Kazakhstan.
Gold reserves in Kazakhstan today reach 2 tons. Annual production of this precious metal in the country does not exceed 20-30 tons, whereas its subsoil reserves, according to experts are more than 10 thousand tons. To extract these volumes, it is necessary to actively develop exploration. This was announced by Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies Nurlan Sauranbayev at the press conference in Astana.
After commissioning of the fourth refinery, Kazakhstan will stop importing high-octane fuel and will even be able to export its oil to southern neighbors: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. However, the country will have to compete in these markets with Russia, said yesterday head of JSC NC KazMunaiGas Sayat Mynbayev at the briefing in Astana.
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