The delegation of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna» discussed the cooperation with the British business community

March 11, 2013

The_delegation_Samruk-KazynaOn the 7th of March in London, the Parliament building, in the framework of the working visit, the delegation of the companies’ group of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna», headed by the Chairman of the Board Umirzak Shukeyev, met with business community of the UK. British side was headed by Charles Hendry, Member of Parliament, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of the cooperation on projects in the fields of financial and legal services, energy and mining, environment, green economy, infrastructure, education and training of highly qualified specialists.

In particular, Kazakh side is interested in the project to produce low-carbon hybrid buses on fuel. The great interest of British businessmen called the projects related to the preparation for the EXPO 2017, in particular the construction of the ecological campus «green district» in Astana.

«We’ll carefully consider all of the proposed projects to reach specific agreements during the visit of Prime Minister of Great Britain to Kazakhstan. We support the investors willing to invest in the technology transfer, creating the new jobs, developing local skills. We have specific tools, such as co-investment, guarantees, signing long term contracts, participate in the capital and other »- said Umirzak Shukeyev.

Charles Hendry said that the meeting was intended to promote the dialogue between business in Kazakhstan and the UK to the next level. «Both sides have great ambitions and the interests in cooperation. You are wise to want to develop the new areas and business lines, and our companies are ready to offer its technology and experience, »- he stressed.

The delegation of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna» also visited the «oil capital» of the UK – Scottish city of Aberdeen, is the hub for the development of oil fields in the North Sea, located at the distance of several hundred kilometers from the coast. They are concentrated in a large number of the offices and oil service companies.

The trip participants learned about the experience of Aberdeen in order to use in the construction of a similar energy hub in Aktau. In addition, the meetings were held with the leadrs of City Hall and the negotiations with the major oil service companies for their participation in the construction and operation of the Kazakh hub.