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About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country in the heart of Eurasia with rich culture and history. It is the ninth largest country in the world with the territory of 2.7 million square kilometers. The country has a population of 18.4 million people.



Natural resources


Kazakhstan has unique natural resources. Its soil contains 99 elements of the periodic table. Out of them, 70 types of resources have been explored, and 60 different elements are currently being produced.

Kazakhstan is ranked first in the world in terms of known reserves of zinc, wolfram, barite, second in silver, lead and chrome iron ore, third in copper and fluorite, fourth in molybdenum, and sixth in gold.

Furthermore, Kazakhstan is one of the leaders in terms of uranium reserves and production. In the near future, the country will implement a project for full-cycle uranium production.

"Kazakhstan-2050" Strategy


"Kazakhstan-2050" Strategy: new political course of an established state sets an ambitious goal for the country to become one of the top 30 most developed countries of the world by 2050. The plans are underway to increase the amount of investments in the economy and labor productivity to achieve this objective. All efforts of the Government of Kazakhstan are aimed at achieving this national goal.

Logistics potential


Favorable location

Favorable location of Kazakhstan between Europe and Asia makes it a convenient logistical hub for inland transportation. It is no accident that the ancient Great Silk Road passed through this land.

Dry port

Kazakhstan has already opened a dry port "Khorgos — Eastern gates" with the capacity of 4.4 million tons of cargo per annum.


The New Silk Road

With the efforts of several countries, a large-scale project called the New Silk Road is in progress. It will ensure railroad transportation between China and Europe through Kazakhstan and Russia.

Seaport

The only sea port of Kazakhstan, Aktau, is located at the eastern seaboard of Caspian Sea and operates for international transportation of various dry cargo, crude oil and oil products. It operates throughout the year.

Attractiveness for investors

Government of Kazakhstan is highly interested in attracting foreign investments. The focus of the country lies on creating favorable conditions for doing business and attracting investors.
28Rank in “Ease of Doing Business” (2019)
 1Rank in "Protecting Minority Investors" (Doing Business, 2019)
56Rank in "Paying taxes" (Doing Business, 2019)
59Rank in WEF Global Competitiveness Index 2018-2019
59Rank in The Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom (2019)



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