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Welcome to Aktobe city – one of Western Kazakhstan’s centers of business activity.


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Aktobe is a center of Aktobe region with population of about 400 thousand people. The region borders with Russia and Uzbekistan and six regions of Kazakhstan. This region concentrates all reserves of chrome ore in Kazakhstan, a third part of titanium and cobalt reserves, also copper, zinc, phosphates, coal and gold. The largest deposits are Khromtau, Zhanazhol, Kenkiyak, Alibekmola and Urikhtau.

More than 20 investment projects are being implemented in the region, including construction of several new metallurgical plants. Mining sector and rapid industrialization program are a great investment appeal for Kazakhstani and foreign investors and businessmen. The city is an operating base of oil&gas and mining industry companies. The largest of them include: Joint-stock transnational company "Kazchrome" (Aktobe Ferroalloy plant, Donskoy Ore Mining and Dressing plant – part of ENRC), CNPC Aktobemunaigas, Kazakhoil Aktobe, Aktobe Oil Equipment Plant, Voskhod-Oriel, Aktobe Copper Company. JSC "Aktyubrentgen" in partnership with General Electric Healthcare is working on production of CT scanners.

Production FMCG and retail industries are also rapidly developing. National and international companies from services sector and commerce, for example MEGA Management and Metro Cash & Carry see a good potential in increasing demand here. Aktobe may become for you one of the key centers of business activity. (See the list of companies in the ‘City guide’).

The city is at the junction of highways including future transport corridor ‘Western Europe – Western China’. Aktobe International Airport has been modernized and achieved international status. For more information about flights go to the website of ‘Air Astana’ airlines www.airastana.com.

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