News 2011#4 (70) September, 2011
On September 6, a welding ceremony of the first joint of the linear part of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline was held in the town of Turkestan, South Kazakhstan region.
The first deputy Prime Minister of the RК Umirzak Zhukeyev, vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, chairman of State Energy Department of the People's Republic of China Liu Tienan, Minister of Oil and Gas of the RК Sauat Mynbayev, South Kazakhstan Region Akim Askar Myrzakhmetov, chairman of the board of JSC NC KazMunayGas Kairgeldy Kabyldin, and vice-president of CNPC Wang Dongjin attended the event.
S. Mynbayev has started the welding of the first joint of the gas pipeline's linear part after which the event's participants have left their memorable signatures on the gas pipeline. Also, they took part in the ceremony of laying a memorable capsule for the construction of the gas distribution station.
JSC NC KazMunayGas runs the construction project for the gas pipeline Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent within the state program for forced industrial and innovation development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014.
The Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline 1 475 km in length will pass the territories of the Mangistau, Aktyubinsk, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan regions. During construction, it is planned to involve about 3500 Kazakhstan specialists with additional 500 jobs to be created during the pipeline's operation. The population which will get access to gas supply amounts to over 1.5 million (the tenth part of the republic's population).