President urges doubling metallurgic production by 2015
ASTANA. May 15. KAZINFORM /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged to double the production and export of metallurgic products before 2015. “Given the advanced reprocession and new process stages, the gross value added of the metallurgy must be increased by 107% as minimum”, he said at the XII congress of “Nur Otan” Party. The President noted that the industry that was ruined in the 90s is being restored now. A lot of large projects have been realized within the last two years. He listed such projects as construction of the first stage of the electrolysis plant on production of aluminum, production of profile iron, high-capacity tantalian powders, and beneficiation of chrome ore. “Today 26 projects to the amount of KZT 1.6 bln which should create 11 thousand jobs are being implemented in the industry”, the President said.