The Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Central-Asian Mining Union National Geological Exploration Company “Kazgeologiya”
Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (KBCC) Mineral Resources for Development Regional Programme The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AGMP)
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)



The Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the central executive body of the Republic of Kazakhstan carrying out management in the fields of industry and industrial and innovative development, scientific and technological development, mining and smelting complex, local content development, engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical industry, light industry, woodworking and furniture industry, building industry and manufacture of building materials; safety of machinery and equipment and safety of chemical production according to a branch orientation; state investment policy and investment support, creation of favorable investment climate; establishment, operation and abolition of special economic zones; export control; technical regulation and maintenance of unity of measurements; mineral resources, except for hydrocarbon raw materials; the state geological studying, reproduction of mineral resources base, rational and complex use of bowels, the state control of resource exploitation of the underground water and therapeutic mud, solid minerals except coal and uranium; energy conservation and efficiency, tourist activities, and implementation of public policies to support investment; in the fields of rail, road, inland waterway transport, merchant shipping, in the use of airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the civil and experimental aviation, highways; industrial safety; communication, informatization and “e-government”, information; space activities.

Central-Asian Mining Union

Central Asian Mining Industry Union (СAGS)  is a non-profit organization uniting on a voluntary basis, individuals contributing to the development of the mining industry of Central Asia, the achievement of excellence in environmental safety, improving working conditions in the industry, promoting the rational use of mineral resources and understanding the responsibility to our descendants for today’s decisions, and recognizing the need to balance the interests of investors, states, subsoil users and workers employed in the industry that support the prestige of mining professions, ready to develop coordinated actions and policies in the promotion of products, goods and technology in the markets.

Currently CAGS unites more than 300 well-known entrepreneurs, scientists and manufacturers engaged in the mineral resources industry.

National Geological Exploration Company “Kazgeologiya”

The Joint Stock Company “National Geological Exploration Company “Kazgeologiya” was established by the Government Resolution of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated of 21 June 2011 No 684 in execution of the Decree of the President at the extended session of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 17 April 2011.

The object of the Company is an effective development of Kazakhstan territory, creation of favorable living environment and new mineral raw material base for the fund of future generations, as well as ensuring realization of economic and geopolitical interests of the country in Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea shelf.

The company’s 100% equity, owned by the Joint Stock Company Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” (hereinafter – Samruk-Kazyna JSC, the Fund) is transferred in trust to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In December 2012 the new Strategy for development of the National Geological Exploration Company “Kazgeologiya” JSC until 2022 (hereinafter – the Strategy) was approved and developed in pursuance of the Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan till 2020, the Concept of Geological Sector Development of Kazakhstan till 2030, the State Program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development for 2010-2014, and the Program for the Development of Mineral Resources Sector for 2010-2014 (Government Regulation of 31 December 2010 No 1530).

The basis for adjustment of the Strategy of Kazgeologiya was the adoption of the Concept of Geological Sector Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan till 2030 (Government Regulation of 13 August 2012 No 1042), as well as the existing Program for the Oil and Gas Sector Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014 (Government Regulation of 18 October 2010 No 1072), the Chemical Industry Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010 – 2014 (Government Regulation of 30 September 2010 No 1001), and the Development of Mining Industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010 – 2014 (Government Regulation of 30 October 2010 No 1144).

This Strategy defines the mission, perspective and long term strategic goals of Kazgeologiya. The mission is the successful achievement of objectives, and the established key performance indicators are the indicators of their accomplishability. Generally the Company operations will positively affect the Kazakhstan economy resulting in recovery of approved reserves and resources against already produced ones, as well as providing Kazakhstan economy with mineral resources.

The core areas of the Company operation are:

1. Geological exploration including: regional geological surveys; exploration of all kinds of mineral resources (solid minerals, uranium, hydrocarbon crude, underground water); prospecting and evaluation works on all kinds of mineral resources; and underground water exploration.

2. Research, development and methodological and development engineering works in part of geology.

3. Geophysics.

4. Drilling of solid minerals and underground water wells.

5. Drilling of hydrocarbon crude key wells.

6. Excavations.

7. Planning of range of exploration works.

8. Laboratory and analytical investigations.

9. Economic-geological evaluation of mineral deposits, the development of feasibility study of mineral deposits exploitation conditions and the reserves estimation.

10. Creation of electronic database based on the results of exploration works.

11. Other activities not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (KBCC)

Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (“KBCC”) is a primary business association created with the support of Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the UK and Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan to promote Kazakh-British trade and investment by helping UK and Kazakh members of the Chamber to establish new and develop existing business relationships in both countries with a particular focus on developing exporting capabilities of the SME segment.

Mineral Resources for Development Regional Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA) work in cooperation towards the alleviation of the aforementioned obstacles and thus, within the framework of the MRD Programme, support the emergence of a modern mining sector as a driver of sustainable development in the region. At the regional level, a steering structure ensures the alignment of the measures to be implemented with the specific needs of the partner countries.

The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AGMP)

“The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises”, LE Group (AGMP) was founded in 2005 upon an initiative of mining industry enterprises of Republic of Kazakhstan with the assistance of branch ministry.

As of today, AGMP is the biggest branch association in Kazakhstan, with the membership of 96 enterprises in non-ferrous metal, iron-steel, uranium and coal industries. Among them: “ENRC Kazakhstan” enterprises, “ArcelorMittal Temirtau” JCS, “Kazakhmys” Copporation LLP, “Ust-Kamenogorsk Titano-Magnesium Combine” JCS, “NAC “Kazatomprom” JSC, “KSP Steel” JCS etc.

AGMP is included in Republican Tripartite Committee for social partnership and social-labor relationships’ regulation, and is a signatory of General agreement. Also, association concludes Industrial agreement, in which the general principles of socio-economic and labor regulations in industry are defined.

In accordance with the “On private entrepreneurship” law, AGMP is accredited in 14 ministries and administrative entities, included in the working parties in the Government and Parliament of Republic of Kazakhstan, as a joint industry representative and a plenipotentiary representative of employers in the social partnership process, involved in development of legislative acts. In addition, AGMP is accredited in the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, where it represents mining industry.

The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)

The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) has a network of seven chapters located in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary Vancouver and Almaty, and a membership base of over 200 corporations and individuals in a wide range of sectors. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts with frequent networking events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market for Canadian companies, an annual National Conference, a quarterly printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC), access to annual trade missions, as well as market intelligence, advocacy on government policy, and active, Canada-focused sector committees.