- Developing Kazakhstan- «GLOBALIZATION,
NANO TECHNOLOGY OIL COMPANIES, TRADITION CONFLICT: how will my Country develop? »
the threshold of 21 Century we are now finally independent Country that has its
subrogation, political system, raw materials and ideas for future. But is it the
essence? What we need to become like all average developed Countries in the
world with stable economic position, and when? Do we suffer from Americanization,
oops ''globalization'', or we are fighting with our archaic system being constantly
called “tradition” that never puts us on front. Have you ever realized
evolution of the Country by leaning back to the past? To
get the answers to all below posed questions I addressed several times to citizens
of Atyrau: no comments received.
most sincere and logical answers I received from one Netherlander in an interview:
Do you believe in crucial success
of our Country?
-For what I have seen yes. Kazakhstan was a Colony of Russia for 70 years.
Your nation has now independence since 22 years. There are several countries with
an own strategic plan that was integrated with other nations. No one of them can
develop individually without integration.
Recently our president, Mr.
Nazarbayev, declared new strategy «Kazakhstan-EXPO-2050» to entire Country and
worldwide. In his strategy he emphasized literate Kazakhstan and independent
production apart from the oil - gas industry. What do you think might be an
engine to reach the targets?
- We western people appreciate the power that your president gives. We consider
him modern president and not a classical dictator like being in Iraq. He takes care
of his Nation. But while you have 16 million populations, your manpower is
still poor. From this arose the big necessity to hire manpower from abroad. I
observed the big consumption wave in your society, but not product creation. We
have never seen a trademark «made in Kazakhstan». Equipment and technology are
important for production. For example, you have 'caviar' - why not to produce
good quality of caviar to be competing with Russia? For this you need to
refresh technology and increase number of equipment.
has provided 37% of uranium production of global volume. As per indexes of the
year 2012 Kazakhstan established a new record - 20,900 tons of uranium production.
So means, you have overtaken Australia and put your Country in 1st place on the
pedestal. Technology periodically is being updated; you need to run your
technology in order to export your products. I can't afford to think that your Country
is not able to have top quality of apple and many other fruits. Why you import
the products that you may produce on your own? I can assure that your
entrepreneurs could have big plantations of artichokes, celery, romana saladand other different vegetables. After they sell them
for logical price so they could invade the market.
The remarkable attention has to be given to your scholars
and institutions. As your president Mr. Nazarbayev has already noted, a big gap
in your institutions is that you need to open new university systemaccording to international standards.
We have plenty of foreign oil Companies
that are working in the territory of our Country. Foreign investment is as a
weapon against Kazakhstan economics or traditional conflict for local
authorities. What do investors really want from joint business with Kazakhstan?
- Foreign companies, investing your power to produce
their products: house-kitchen tools / equipment, shoes and clothes, furniture,
everyday use items to gain their profit. Europeans want another trademark and
not Chinese. Kazakhstan has a double interest in this case. You are not to be
afraid of foreign interest for your future.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having
a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that
you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. (Margaret Thatcher).
The overview by the eyes of expat reflected
his worry for the future of Kazakhstan and awareness of the situation. So did
we know much about our country than an expat or are we the margins of our
nation? What have you done to develop
your country? Is it enough to be born in Kazakhstan or just a little more?