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Monday, 16 June 2014 17:00

Massimov stressed significance of mining and metallurgical sector

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov has delivered a welcoming speech at the V Astana Mining & Metallurgy International Congress, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the press service of Prime Minister of the republic of Kazakhstan.

Addressing the participants, Karim Massimov said that "mining and metallurgical complex in Kazakhstan is one of the key areas of the country’s economy with 18% share in the total industrial output, and which employs about 300,000 people."

The Prime Minister noted the importance of implementation of the state program of forced industrial-innovative development (FIID) for the development of the mining and metallurgical complex. "Thanks to FIID 50 new productions were commissioned in the mining industry. This year we plan to launch another 7 projects," Massimov added.

The Prime Minister also said that "the Government approved the comprehensive plan for the development of the mining industry until 2018."

He wished the participants constructive discussions, noting that "over the years the Congress has become a significant international platform for the discussion of the most pressing issues in the mining industry."

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