Tomorrow September 4th , Almaty will be hosting the 25th International Building and Interiors Exhibition – KazBuild 2018. During three days visitors of the event will have a chance to hold negotiations with the exponents and familiarize with the innovations and progressive solutions of the construction industry presented by more than 288 companies from 25 countries of the globe.
This year is indeed symbolic for Kazbuild, and starting from September 4th through September 6th this major building exhibition of Kazakhstan and Central Asia will be celebrating its jubilee – 25 years of the successful activities. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the event, the organizers have prepared an upgraded business agenda offering 13 master classes and 22 open sessions from the gurus of the sector:
- Seminar “Boosting sales of the construction materials and equipment with the use of information models”
- Seminar “Usage of information models of the engineering equipment from suppliers”
- Seminar “BIM technologies: progressive methods of automation in the field of design, resource maximization, costing in construction” and so on.
- Design lab workshops
- Round tables for the specialists of the building industry
- School of professional designers and architects which constitutes a new format based on the widely well-loved consultations of designers, i.e. where the visitors can both get fresh ideas for their own projects and raise their knowledge in design, architecture and professional promotion of one’s sales
On June 20, within the framework of the WMC, the "AMM" Congress was held. The event took place in a shortened format. The key topics of discussion were: Review of the current state of the mining and metallurgical industry in Kazakhstan, Investment opportunities of the country and Mineral reserves in the bowels of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Akbatyr Nadyrbaev: "Today in Kazakhstan there are 7,621 deposits, incl. 3362 - are in the subsoil use, 3817 - are reserved. The total number of gold deposits - 343 deposits (reserves - 2.4 thousand tons), silver - 196 (50.7 thousand tons), copper - 125 (40 million tons), chromium - 17 (355 million tons), nickel - 41 (2 million tons) and others.
The largest subsoil users in the mining sector: Kazzinc LLP, Kazakhmys Corporation, ERG LLP, Kazchrome LLP, Altynalmas AK.
For the geological study is available about 1.25 million km2 of the territory of Kazakhstan ".
Eduard Kaplan, Academician of the International Transport Academy (ITA), Corresponding Member of the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, touched upon the theme of transport and logistics services: "Analysis of the specific influence of factors that negatively affect the implementation of planned volumes of transportation showed that 60% of the problems arise due to the failure of wagons. At the same time, only 15% of the infrastructure is underdeveloped, and only 10% of the ineffective interaction of the participants in the process. Therefore, in order to improve the organization of the transportation process, special attention must be paid to the chronic problem of LOADING, as well as to the problem of the interaction of the consignor/consignee with the connecting stations. In addition, it is possible to consider the introduction of a system for paying for excess parking hours during loading and unloading. Finally, the accumulation and analysis of statistics on the reasons for the non-fulfillment of daily transportation plans, the improvement of wagons delivery-cleaning contracts, the updating of the ETP, the strengthening of responsibility and control over its implementation will be very useful. "
A heated discussion also unfolded at the round table "The Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan" On Subsoil and Subsoil Use "and" On Taxes and Other Mandatory Payments to the Budget ".
Baimishev Ruslan Nurashevich, Director of the Subsoil Use Department of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan: "The Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan" On Subsoil and Subsoil Use, "which was adopted on December 27, 2017 and will come into force very soon - June 29, 2018, will ensure the replenishment of the mineral and raw materials base for sustainable economic development of the country, the creation of new projects, jobs. In particular, it reflects such conceptual innovations for our country as the Principle of the first application (the best world practice), Open access to geological information, Reduction of administrative barriers and licensing procedures, International standards for estimating reserves, Reducing exploration time, Ensuring the functioning of the market of junior companies and the possibility of attracting capital.
In this regard, in the near future, we expect to attract investments in subsoil use for geological exploration (an increase of 3-5 times); production growth - by 10-13%; GDP growth - by 1.9-2.5%, an increase in tax revenues, as well as the elimination of corruption risks ".
On June 19, a press conference was held in Astana dedicated to the opening of the 25th World Mining Congress in the capital of Kazakhstan.
The press conference was attended by:
- Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Kasymbek Zhenis Makhmuduly;
- Chairman of International Organizing Committee of the World Mining Congress Marek Cala;
- Deputy of Majilis Rau Albert Pavlovich;
- EY Leader in mining industry in Africa and Leading Digitization Expert in mining industry, James Matcher;
- Executive Director of "Republican Association of Mining and Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises" ALE Nikolay Vladimirovich Radostovets.
Mr. Kasymbek emphasized importance of holding of this event for economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan: "Today, the 25th World Mining Congress has begun its work. Over the past 60 years since its foundation, the World Mining Congress has become the main international event for mining and metallurgical complex in the world, firmly established as a demanded platform for professional discussions on a wide range of development challenges in the industry.
For us, this Congress is of particular importance and the right to hold it in our young capital, which turned twenty this year, is a great honor.
Today 64 associations, 79 universities, more than 2389 participants from 50 countries take part in the Congress.
More than 2,389 delegates from 50 countries, 368 author speakers from 37 countries, 58 associations, 79 universities, including the delegations from Australia, Austria, Canada, Norway and France participated in its work.
Among the leading speakers there were such honored guests as Dean McPherson, Head of Global Mining of Toronto Stock Exchange (Canada), Torsten Gerlach, Head of the Mining Technology Division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Germany), Jukka Maksimainen, Head of the Mining Division of McKinsey & Company, James Matcher, EY Head of Mining Industry in Africa and the leading expert on digitalization in the mining industry and many others.
The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin opened the solemn ceremony dedicated to the start of work of the 25th World Mining Congress.
The key thread through all the speeches was the slogan of Congress “Innovative superiority is a step forward on the way to the growth of the world mining industry”. The Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek delivered a speech at the plenary session. “For Kazakhstan, the mining and metallurgy complex plays an important role in the development of the country’s economy. This sector ranks second in the structure of the country's economy after the oil and gas industry. The basis of development of the MMC is a rich mineral and raw materials base. Kazakhstan takes the 6th place in the world in terms of natural resources reserves, the 10th in terms of the total volume of mineral raw materials production (without oil and gas) and the third place in terms of mineral extraction per capita. The industry is represented on the world market of copper, uranium, titanium, ferroalloys and polymetals and has a significant impact on the regional iron, coal and aluminum markets”, - he said.
The Minister also highlighted that an important initiative was the introduction at the end of last year of a new code on subsoil and subsoil use to move to the West Australian model. The new code introduces the best international practices in providing transparent and understandable methods of state regulation of the industry, access to geological information, harmonization of national standards with global ones. This document is aimed at attracting foreign investors, including junior enterprises, which, as world practice shows, open more than 60% of new deposits.