1. What are the main barriers to new exploration in Kazakhstan?
Lack of prospectivity
Lack of background data to guide companies to the potential of the country
Competition from large corporations who ‘do it all’
Cost of acquiring and maintaining licences
2. What are the barriers preventing the growth of small-scale mining in Kazakhstan?
Lack of capital
3. What has been the impact of the recent changes to the subsoil code?
More licences issues and increased activity
Increased interest in the mining sector in Kazakhstan
Decreased activity in the mining sector
4. What has been the government handling of the recent changes to the subsoil code?
What has been the government handling of the recent changes to the subsoil code?
Good - they have addressed issues in a reasonable time and clarified most issues
Average – slow to respond and many issues left unresolved
Poor – low energy