8 thousand companies with participation of foreign capital work in Kazakhstan: A.Issekeshev
ASTANA. December 4. KAZINFORM /Timur Bekturganov/ "8 thousand companies with participation of foreign capital work in Kazakhstan today. 270 out of them are in the world biggest companies list of Fortune - 500", Kazakh minister of Industry and Trade Asset Issekeshev has said today at the session of the Foreign Investors Council. The Minister named four top directions of cooperation between our country and foreign investors. "The first is the infrastructural development in the field of energy, transport, and communications. We have 22 projects to the amount of USD 19 bln in our portfolio on this dimension", the minister stressed. The second direction is advance processing of raw materials. The Minister mentioned the cooperation of our country with ENI Italian Company on the development of Karashaganak oil filed as an example of such cooperation. The third direction, according to the Minister, is the development of high-tech sectors. The fourth is technological development.