How many Kazakh mineral deposits are state-owned?
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 5
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Today, about 8,000 mineral deposits are state-owned in Kazakhstan, said Timur Toktabayev, Vice-Minister of İndustry and infrastructural Development, Trend reports via Kazakh media..
"Reserves of 133 hydrocarbon deposits, more than 200 deposits of gold, non-ferrous and ferrous metals and other types of similar minerals have been put on the state's balance sheet in the last 27 years," Toktabayev said speaking at a solemn event dedicated to the Geologists Day.
Also, more than 10 modern mining and metallurgical enterprises were put into operation on the basis of proven reserves of Vasilkovskoye, Sekisovskoye, Varvarinskoye and other deposits.
Toktabayev added that over the years of independence, Bozshakol and Aktogay deposits were developed, and Kashagan, Kairan, Kalamkas, Aktoty and Khazar hydrocarbon deposits were discovered in Kazakhstan.
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