In the year 2024, a momentous development is set to unfold in the Ulytau region—the inaugural geological cluster will commence its operations. This visionary project, which amalgamates technical expertise and skilled personnel dedicated to geological endeavors, is diligently being brought to life through substantial private investments totaling approximately 7 billion tenge. Once the construction reaches its completion, this remarkable facility will serve as the workplace for 150 specialists, bolstering employment opportunities in the region. The construction efforts are presently underway on the grounds of the former geological expedition of ‘Zhezkazgangeologiya,’ a distinguished company deeply involved in geological exploration within the region. Meticulous planning has been undertaken by the company, encompassing the demolition of antiquated and dilapidated structures. Furthermore, an allocation of over 11 billion tenge has been earmarked for geological undertakings in the Zhezkazgan region from 2022 to 2025, with the primary aim of augmenting the mineral reserves. Presently, geological exploration is being conducted in 19 areas of the Ulytau region, entrusted to the capable hands of regional geologists.
The forthcoming geological complex is poised to bestow not only upon the Ulytau region but upon the entirety of Kazakhstan a multitude of benefits, as it stands as the nation’s inaugural and momentous geological cluster. The construction endeavors are anticipated to culminate in the first quarter of the current year, effectively generating 150 employment opportunities. The region, with its abundance of valuable minerals, particularly copper, will be further empowered through the establishment of this center. This newfound hub will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement and application of novel scientific methodologies, as astutely emphasized by Berik Abdygaliuly, the esteemed Akim of the Ulytau region.
The successful realization of this pioneering project holds the promise of fostering positive progress in the development of the Kabanbai Batyr microdistrict. With the steadfast support of investors, both significant and minor concerns are already being diligently addressed. Notably, in this small town, which boasts a population of over 1,000 residents, a substantial proportion of households are now connected to the invaluable resource of natural gas. Additionally, the construction of a contemporary educational institution under the auspices of the ‘Comfortable School’ program has recently commenced, heralding a new era of educational excellence.
It is imperative to acknowledge that the vast resources within the region are either deeply entrenched underground or intricately intertwined with other elements. The extraction of these valuable resources necessitates the utilization of cutting-edge scientific technologies. Thus, the advancement of scientific endeavors assumes paramount importance for the region of Zhezkazgan. With the creation of this geological cluster, this very notion is being wholeheartedly embraced. The premises of the cluster will encompass educational edifices, employee dormitories, a state-of-the-art geophysical laboratory, and a core storage warehouse. Furthermore, esteemed scientists from other regions and foreign nations will be extended invitations to partake in the collaborative pursuit of knowledge within this remarkable establishment.