Kazakhstani specialists need to acquire modern knowledge and replace expats: President
ATYRAU. November 13. KAZINFORM /Andrei Sokolov/ "Kazakhstani workers and specialists need to acquire modern knowledge, and replace foreign specialists", President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said today while answering the question of technologist of the Atyrau Oil Refinery Adilet Shoshanbasov on participation of Kazakhstanis in lager projects with foreign participation. "The rate of the Kazakh personnel employed at projects implemented in Kazakhstan by foreign and joint companies will be increased", the Head of the State said. According to him, to date 5 thousand companies with foreign participation work in Kazakhstan. Over 380 thousand people are employed there. Only 9% out of them are foreigners. The Head of the State said that Kazakh workers should permanently improve their qualifications, master new technologies that come with foreign investments. "Your task is to gain knowledge. Then all key positions in foreign companies will be yours. And the Government will further pay special attention to fulfillment of requirements on the Kazakh content by foreign companies, including human resources in their projects", the President said.