Samruk-Kazyna held the first forum in Nur-Sultan to support the businessmen.

Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Chairman of the Board of the National Wealth Fund, Ahmetzhan Yesimov, speaking at the Samruk Business Forum, noted that creating favorable conditions for the domestic business development becomes the priority today and it is necessary to increase the local content share in the large companies procurement structure. By the way, this indicator is 71% for goods and 90% for services at the Tau-Ken Samruk National Company, the mining company and its subsidiaries acquired the vast majority of goods and services from the domestic suppliers The specific import substitution opportunities were presented for Kazakhstan manufacturers at Samruk Business Forum and agreements between the Fund portfolio companies and domestic enterprises were signed for the amount of 34.8 billion tenge in the sidelines of the forum. The training session on the new procurement model of the Fund and meetings in the B2B format were held in the second part of the business forum. Businessmen, in particular, were told how to use procurement portal capabilities more effectively, implement the the suppliers’ prequalification, basic principles of the category procurement management and control system of all processes related to the goods and services procurement.