The International scientific and practical conference "The competitive mining and metallurgical complex- a competitive Kazakhstan"

On November 17, 2015, there was held the International scientific and practical conference on the theme: "The competitive mining and metallurgical complex - a competitive Kazakhstan", dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises. The conference was attended by the Deputy Minister of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Rau A.P., the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use Nurabaev B.K., the national companies, the large mining companies, the engineering companies, the researchers, who discussed the topical issues in the field of the mining and metallurgical complex (MMC), including the innovations in legislation, measures of the state support, innovative technologies for mining and processing industries, etc. Within the framework of the round table on the topic "Strategies of exploration companies in the current situation," the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use Nurabaev B.K. reported on the current problems and the prospects of development of the geological industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

By the exploration Program in the 2015-2019 years, this year the exploration for solid minerals are held at 42 sites with a total area of 135 thousand square km, to the amount over 6 billion tenge. The total funding under the Program in 2015 is 11 billion tenge. Due to the changed economic situation, the budget for exploration for 2016 was reduced to 3.2 billion tenge, which required to review the implementation of several projects. Despite this, to date, there are the promising objects on gold, copper and polymetals practically in all regions of the country. According to the "Australian" model of subsurface use rights for exploration in the simplified procedure there will be exhibited more than 18 000 units, each of the area of 2 square kilometers. On November 24 this year in the pilot mode there will be exhibited the area of Stepnogorsk.. This year there is also announced a competition in the form of an auction for the subsoil use right of 100 objects including 27 for extraction and 73 for exploration. The results of the launched auction will be announced in December 2015. The only criterion for determining the winner of the auction is the size of the signing bonus. For the purposes of the transition to the international accounting standards on mineral resources CRIRSCO, there was established the Association KAZRC. The issue of Kazakhstan's joining the family CRIRSCO will be considered at a meeting of the Committee of CRIRSCO at the end of this year in Brazil. It was also noted that this year Kazakhstan celebrates the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the country. The status of the EITI Compliant was assigned to Kazakhstan in November 2013. Kazakhstan is to confirm compliance with the EITI standards in 2016. The Chairman of the Board of JSC "Kazgeologiya" Nurzhanov G.J., in his turn, informed that this year the exploration works have been started in all joint projects with the large foreign investors «RioTinto», «KoreaResourcesCorporation», «IlukaResourcesLimited», «UlmusFund». There were also conducted aerial and ground geophysical investigations, drilling and laboratory works. Despite the global economic crisis, all partners of "Kazgeologiya" confirmed their investment plans in Kazakhstan for the next and subsequent years. Besides that, in spring next year there are planned the preliminary geological investigations at two sites in the Karaganda and the Kostanay regions, in cooperation with the Japan Oil Corporation on oil, gas and metals, «JOGMEC».

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