Database to be created in Kazakh geological survey

Business Materials 6 April 2013 16:21 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, April 6 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /

A database is planned to be created in geological survey in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev told media today.

"We considered the experience of different countries," he said. "Our goal is to pass to the international standards. Now we are making some actions, create the necessary rules. But this will occur from 2015 to 2020. This is a huge database. We need to check bulky items and this takes a lot of time. It is not a dream, but a specific goal. The personnel, resources and much more are required for this."

In general, the operations will be launched within the geological sphere development to improve the infrastructure and staff training.

"There are so many different types of laboratories," he said. "But we do not have them. It is impossible to work without them. The situation is the same with personnel and funding. Therefore, we are developing a program for 2015-2020, which envisages a high level of support. We will actively do this on the basis of new technologies, infrastructure. Geology now will be very important for the development of the economy, because most of the reserves are being developed. A base is required for the next 50-100 years."