Kazkhstan, Astana, Oct 19 /Trend D.Mukhtarov/
An oil and gas training center will be created in Atyrau with Canadian experts, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
"The Kazakh delegation composed of the heads of ministries and akimats, led by Deputy Prime Minister Erbol Orynbayev visited Canadian city (Alberta) on October 15-16. Main purpose of the visit was to conduct a final stage of negotiations with the management of the Polytechnic Institute of Southern Alberta (SAIT Polytechnic), chosen as a strategic partner in the creation of the Inter-regional center of professional training and retraining in the oil and gas sector in Atyrau," the report said.
Start of the main phase of the project is scheduled for 2013.
Negotiations were also held between Erbol Orynbayev and Alberta Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk, during which the sides discussed a wide range of bilateral issues.
"Orynbaev and Lukaszuk praised the current level of partnership between Kazakhstan and Alberta, called for further expansion and deepening of cooperation in such priority areas as oil and gas, agriculture, technology, education," the statement said.
The head of the Kazakh delegation invited the Premier of Alberta to visit Kazakhstan next summer. The invitation was accepted with gratitude.