ATYRAU, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev instructed the government to ensure access for Kazakh companies to oil and gas tenders. There are only tax benefits for foreign suppliers, Tokayev told a meeting with Kazakh citizens in the Atyrau region, located in the west of Kazakhstan.

"Our entrepreneurs do not even try to participate in tenders because they know they will not make a profit and imports will be cheaper anyway. The Government should resolve this issue as soon...

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