I would like to wish you a happy spring holiday Nauryz! Nauryz marks the beginning of a new year, new endeavours, it is first of all a celebration of goodness and creation, love and harmony. I wish a special warmth, cosiness and hospitality air in every house.
These holidays, our country, just like the whole world, faced an unknown challenge our generation has never seen before — the pandemic of coronavirus infection. All continents, countries and peoples are equal in the face of the virus. The situation is compounded by a significant decline in oil prices and instability in international financial markets.
The Government of Kazakhstan takes unprecedented and drastic actions to prevent the spread of infection. Sure these measures are timely and necessary. “As we give jobs to tens of thousands employees and contribute to the industry economic development, we were among the first to support these measures and set three priorities:
First, we care about our employees and their families. KazMunayGas Group employees and contractors should always be safe and sound, when they leave from work.
The second is smooth and trouble-free operations and industrial safety.
The third is full cooperation with government authorities and akimats in terms of proper response, information communication and coordination of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In this view, I signed orders and gave instructions to all subsidiaries and affiliates CEOs to enhance preventive measures. Crisis Management Emergency Response Teams started their work across the Group, and an action planwasworked out to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. All the production sites are to be provided with resources for their smoothoperations, the procurement of goods, works and services is under strict control, coordination with all contractors and service companies was enhanced.
In this challenging time for our country, I want to encourage you, my colleagues and your loved ones, to show maximum consciousness, patience and understanding. I strongly urge each of you to comply with all requirements of our Government, carefully monitor your health status and strictly follow preventive recommendations.
The company will do its best for your safety. For my part, I also believe that each of you will take responsibility for your safety, safety of your family, our company and country.
I am sure together we will overcome these challenges and become stronger.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones!
Nur-Sultan, 20 March 2020