VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY kicks off in Astana

October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY kicks off in AstanaVI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY-2011 has been started at the Astana Palace of Independence today.

For two days, heads of state agencies of various countries and multinational energy corporations, along with world-renowned and reputable experts will exchange views and experience on topical issues of the future development of oil and gas industry in the Eurasian and global space.

The sixth forum is timed to the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. The following issues are in the list of the main topics: “A steady model of development of oil and gas and energy sectors – adequate global system of energy efficiency”; “The new perspectives for oil and gas industry development: innovation and investing in the new technologies”; “The Industrial-Innovation Development of Kazakhstan: the growth of the local content”.

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, KAZENERGY Association Chairman, Chairman of “SamrukKazyna” National Welfare Fund Tumir Kulibayev, EU Energy Commissioner G?nther Oettinger are expected to give speeches at the opening ceremony. Larry King, former host of CNN’s talk show Larry King Live, moderates the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum.

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Kazakh Govt making efforts to improve business climate – Massimov

 

October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Speaking at the VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY on Tuesday in Astana Kazakh Premier Karim Massimov touched upon the theme of the impact global financial crisis on economic growth.

According to Massimov, the slowdown in economic growth, worsening of the financial situation in the U.S. and the escalation of the debt crisis in Europe have destroyed confidence and rekindled the risk of recession. Investors doubt the ability of governments to get the necessary support for decisive political action.

At the same time “it is especially painful for the industry that uses large investments. In this regard, the Government of Kazakhstan recognizes the need to be proactive in attracting and retaining investment”, the Prime Minister said. He stressed that “Kazakh Government is making efforts to improve business climate.”

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Massimov: Kazakhstan actively promoting technology for improving energy efficiency of economy

October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Speaking at the VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY on Tuesday in Astana Kazakh Premier Karim Massimov touched on the theme of climate change.

“Population and economic growth will test the ability of the energy industry to provide new and affordable supplies of energy. This is the time when climate change is a growing threat. Without a doubt, the challenges of energy security and environmental sustainability will change the energy landscape. These challenges require global solidarity to overcome them,” Massimov said.

According to him, Kazakhstan seeks to find common solutions to these problems. It is about Kazakhstan’s readiness to promote environmentally sustainable growth and development. The country is actively promoting the technology for improving energy efficiency of the economy. In August, the Government approved the Law “On energy saving and energy efficiency”, which aims at reducing energy consumption of industry by 10% by 2015 and by 25% by the end of the decade.

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Kazakhstan has every opportunity to develop nuclear energy – PM

 

October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

Kazakhstan has every opportunity to develop nuclear energy, Kazakh Premier Karim Massimov said at the VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY on Tuesday in Astana.

“We are making the first steps towards developing nuclear energy. In June we have adopted a new program of energy development, which involves the establishment of Kazakhstan’s first nuclear power plant. The tragic events at the Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima give us new experience to think about the development of the sector. Nevertheless, we believe that Kazakhstan has every opportunity to develop this sector of energy,” Massimov noted.

Kazakhstan has everything it needs for production, consumption and transit of energy. “Lessons from Fukushima teach us to create safe energy sector in the world, in particular in Kazakhstan,” the Premier emphasized.

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Kazakhstan improves business environment to let energy sector get success

October 4. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshamnov

“Kazakhstan improves its business environment to let the energy sector get success,” Kazakh PM Karim Massimov told the opening of the VI Eurasian Forum KAZENERGY 2011 in Astana.

“Currently the energy projects become more capital intensive, and Kazakh Government knows that attraction of necessary investments requires dynamic development. In this context we improve business environment so the energy sector could undertake necessary risks and create additional value and strive for success,” the PM said.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2409486

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