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АО “NGK Kazgeology,” fully owned by the state holding “Tau-Ken Samruk,” has transferred its Besshoky assets to Ulmus Besshoky, reports inbusiness.kz. The site with valuable mineral resources is located in the Karaganda region. From 2015 to 2021, approximately 1.4 billion tenge were invested in the development of the deposit.

Kazgeology obtained a license for the exploration of Besshoky in the spring of 2015. In the summer of that year, Ulmus Besshoky joined the investment project and acquired 75% of the rights and obligations under the geological exploration license for this site. In the spring of 2022, the geological survey contract was extended for another three years.

The largest share in Ulmus Besshoky (over 36%) is owned by Bai Tau Minerals, which belongs to the foreign company GRA Investment Ltd, managed by Serbian businessman Vladimir Delic. In 2023, the company received a loan of eight billion tenge to fund the development of the valuable subsoil site.

By the end of 2023, the right to use ¼ of the deposit belonged to the private company Besshoky, a 100% subsidiary of Kazgeology. In December 2023, the national company and Ulmus Besshoky signed an agreement to sell the remaining quarter of the shares, transferring full control to the private organization.

Ulmus Besshoky committed to paying 4,213,808 thousand tenge, of which an advance payment of 918,600 thousand was made at the end of 2023. The remaining amount, approximately 3,295,208 thousand tenge, is to be transferred after the enterprise re-registration.

Kazgeology’s difficult financial situation may have led to the sale of the subsoil usage rights. In 2022 and 2023, the national company’s net losses amounted to 668,403 thousand and 446,103 thousand tenge, respectively.