Today, in the esteemed capital of Kazakhstan, the inaugural and momentous gathering of domestic geologists took place under the esteemed auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The congress, aptly titled “Geological Service of Kazakhstan in the 21st Century: Status, Challenges, and Prospects,” provided a platform for the earnest discussion of pressing issues within the field. The primary objective of this esteemed event was to devise a collaborative plan of action, aimed at replenishing and advancing the nation’s mineral and raw material reserves, thereby propelling the national economy to new heights by 2029, while simultaneously securing a robust industrial foundation for the republic.
During the grand opening ceremony of this prestigious congress, Iran Sharhan, the Acting Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, underscored the vital role that the geological sector plays in comprehensively studying Kazakhstan’s environment and resources. Sharhan further emphasized that Kazakhstan’s mineral and raw material reserves must be meticulously developed to meet the long-term requirements of the nation’s economy.
Distinguished individuals who graced the event with their presence included Galym Nurzhanov, the CEO of KAZAKHMYS BARLAU LLP; Serikbek Daukeev, an Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and a Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences; Georgiy Freyman, a representative from the Academy of Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan; and Heroi Zholtaev, the esteemed Director of the K.I. Satpaev Institute of Geological Sciences.
In his insightful address, Galym Nurzhanov shed light on the new challenges confronting the geology community today and passionately called for immediate participation and concerted efforts to address the industry’s issues. He underscored the imperative for collaborative endeavors between relevant authorities and the business community, as he firmly believed that such synergy would yield breakthroughs in geological exploration and foster a profound and positive impact.
Fayaz Abytov, in a captivating presentation, unveiled an ambitious project to establish an International Center for Advanced Experience in Sustainable Natural Resource Management. This visionary project seeks to contribute to the realization of ecological and energy balance, as well as the sustainable management of resources.
Notably, the congress identified prospective directions for the advancement of geological science and technology. Engaging presentations on geological exploration and digital technologies were thoughtfully discussed, alongside topics pertinent to fortifying interregional ties and fostering fruitful business cooperation.
As a momentous outcome of this esteemed congress, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the British Geological Survey and the revered Kazakhstani National Geological Service. Through this agreement, both parties express their intent to exchange invaluable experiences in implementing cutting-edge technologies within the realm of geology, conducting regional geological research, and creating comprehensive geological maps and databases, thereby fostering a collaborative and mutually enriching relationship.