Possible cooperation between Barrick Gold Corporation and Tau-Ken Samruk, the National Mining Company of Kazakhstan, has been discussed during the visit to Astana Woo Lee, Senior Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation.
Bakyt Chirchikbayev, the CEO of Tau-Ken Samruk, presented the current and prospective projects of the company, and Canadian businessmen have expressed interest in continuing the dialogue regarding future cooperation.
Barrick Gold Corporation conducts exploration and production of gold and copper in the USA, Canada, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Dominican Republic, Peru, Chile, Russia, South Africa, Pakistan, Colombia, Argentina and Tanzania. In all regions of its presence, the company pays great attention to issues of interaction with local communities, including investments in social economic development projects, and support for medicine and education. In 2021 alone, Barrick Gold invested USD26.5 million for these purposes.
As of March 2023, Barrick Gold’s market capitalization amounts to USD 32.55 billion, and the company has more than 10,000 employees worldwide.