Kazakhstan awards responsible companies, a Chinese company prized for excellent social responsibility

11:12, December 22, 2010      

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Kazakhstan government Tuesday awarded 29 companies for their contributions to the country, and a Chinese oil company won one of the two highest medals for its excellent social responsibility.

Xu Keqiang, general manager of Aktobe Oil and Natural Gas Company stationed in west Kazakhstan city Aktobe, received the award from Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a ceremony held here at the Kazakhstan Concert Hall.

The prized company was affiliated to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China's largest oil and gas producer and supplier, also one of world's major oilfield service providers and a globally reputed contractor in engineering construction.

For other prizes, Best Social Project went to Karachaganak Petroleum Operating Company, and "Air Astana" won the Best Collective Bargaining Agreement. The prizes were given under the competitive basis measured by achievements in quality, services, safety and the introduction of the organization of modern management systems, according to the event organizer Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies.

Meanwhile, an industrial projects exhibition was held at the Kazakhstan Concert Hall. The presented projects are to be launched in next four years under the framework of the Kazakh National Program of Industrial and Innovation Development from 2010-2014, which was initiated in January this year. According to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the program is aimed at the diversification of the economy, further participation of local company, animation of the small and medium businesses, as well as the transition of the economy to focus on the high-tech industry.

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