OREANDA-NEWS. Gazprom Neft and the Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport and Communications Motor Roads Committee have signed a memorandum of cooperation on the production and usage of bitumen for road construction in Kazakhstan.

The agreement envisages close cooperation between Gazprom Neft and the Committee to ensure the supply of high-quality bitumen-based materials for the road-construction industry in Kazakhstan. To that end the parties plan to cooperate more closely in the resourcing and sharing of information, to develop bitumen production in the Republic of Kazakhstan using cutting-edge technologies, and to ensure continuous improvement in the production and transportation of bitumen and related products.

Head of Gazprom Neft Commercial Directorate Levan Kadagidze commented: “Our company is recognized as a market leader in the production and sale of bitumen products throughout Russia and Kazakhstan. We are committed to building long-term partnerships with our customers, as well as with governmental agencies, in all those regions in which we operate. We are also noted for our use of advanced manufacturing technologies - with the high quality of our bitumen products consistently borne out by independent research. I am confident that the use of Gazprom Neft's innovative production techniques will ensure the rapid development of the road-construction industry in Kazakhstan.”