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Kazakhstan: hosting of World Mining Congress to support growth of nation’s developing mining industry

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Global Mining Review,

There is less than two weeks to go before the start of the leading world event in the mining and metallurgical industry - the 25th World Mining Congress, which will be held in Astana (Kazakhstan). Such a large-scale event of world significance will be held for the first time not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the territory of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This underlines the authority of Kazakhstan in the global mining and metallurgical industry.

Kazakhstan has a rich mineral resource base: there are 99 elements of the periodic table, 85 large and 79 medium-sized MMI enterprises in the country.


According to experts’ forecasts, in the coming years the mining industry of Kazakhstan expects a steady growth, supported by a rise in prices for base metals, as well as legislative transformations implemented in 2017.

The 25th Jubilee World Mining Congress offers a number of specialised sessions covering a wide range of MMC-relevant subjects, dedicated to the geological exploration, extraction and enrichment technologies, environmental issues, occupational safety, personnel training, fund-raising and world mining industry development forecasts. For instance, the “Global Business” session will be focused on the general market trends in the global mining industry based on the experience of Australia, Latin America, Africa, Canada and other countries as well as various issues related to the opening opportunities of the business process automation, return of sector investments and ten key business risks in the mining industry.

One of the key factors of effective mining and production is high-quality innovative equipment and the latest technology. Within the framework of the 25th World Mining Congress the 24th International Exhibition “Mining Exploration and Mining Equipment” - MiningWorld Central Asia will take place. The exhibition takes place annually, gathering more than 200 companies from different countries of the world, which demonstrate more than 300 brands.

The Congress has also plans for a series of excursions which will allow participants of the WMC to get to know the industrial enterprises of Kazakhstan. This is to include a visit to the Gold Refinery Plant of Tau-Ken Altyn LLP (Astana), Vassilkovskoye gold ore field of Altyntau Kokshetau (Akmola region), Bozshakol copper mine of KAZ Minerals Company (Pavlodar region), “Kazakhstanskaya” mine of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC (Shakhtinsk city of Karaganda region), Karaganda Metallurgical Complex of ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC (Temirtau city of Karaganda region).

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