Norway interested in cooperation with Kazakhstan’s Mangistau region

ASTANA (TCA) — Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Norway in Astana Vegard Stensrud discussed issues of cooperation with Kazakhstan’s western Mangistau region, the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan reported on its website on March 4.

Deputy Director of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Mangistau region, Talgat Nogayev, told about the business climate in the region.

“We are interested in your vast experience in training for the oil and gas sector in line with international standards, and we know that Norway is a leader in the development and use of modern and effective methods of management of fisheries,” Nogayev said.

Vegard Stensrud said that the Norwegian Embassy in Kazakhstan is committed to help investors to conduct business in Kazakhstan. The Norwegian side is ready to cooperate in the oil and gas industry, in the areas of tourism, fishing and many other directions.

The director of the Centre for Servicing Entrepreneurs, Olzhas Karzhauov, who attended the meeting, expressed readiness to assist in the implementation of joint projects, and invited Norwegian companies to explore opportunities, to establish contacts with businessmen of Mangistau.

“The Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Mangistau region is expanding its scope of activities, and Akimat (administration) of the region passes over the function of the Office which was responsible for work with investors to the Chamber. It is also planned to work in three directions: fish processing, tourism and agriculture, and in particular, livestock and crop production. A visit of Mangistau businessmen to Germany and Norway is planned in the near future. I think that with your support, it will be easier to establish contacts with the business community of Norway,” Karzhauov said.

Vegard Stensrud said that despite the crisis, “we need to work hard to increase the number of Norwegian-Kazakh enterprises. Fisheries dominate in our country, but fish is also caught in the Caspian Sea. We can find common interests in this issue.”


Times of Central Asia