President • 05 September, 2019

Tokayev attends the ceremony of the 120th anniversary of the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan

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Welcoming the participants of the event, the President congratulated all employees of the oil and gas industry of the country on their professional holiday, Akorda press service reports. 

Noting that the oil industry of Kazakhstan has a long and glorious history, the Head of state has recalled the difficulties encountered in the formation of an independent oil and gas industry in the early 90s. He has stressed the special role of Nursultan Nazarbayev in attracting foreign investment for the development of the industry.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has briefly outlined the achievements of the oil industry in Kazakhstan. In particular, the President said that our country has more domestic specialists who have mastered modern technologies and best practices in the oil sector. According to the Head of state, today the national company KazMunaiGas successfully implements major projects with corporations such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, LUKOIL, Eni, Total, CNPC and others.

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has also focused on the continuity of generations of Kazakh oilmen. He noted the significant contribution to the formation of the industry of the founder of the domestic oil industry Safi Utebayev, whose name was given to the Atyrau University of oil and gas. The President believes that the accumulated experience and knowledge of oil and gas workers will allow for a serious sectoral modernization, which will contribute to further prosperity and improve the lives of citizens.

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