ASTANA – BI Group, the largest investment and construction company in Kazakhstan, was the winner of the Altyn Sapa Presidential Award in “the best enterprise providing services” category and was presented with a diploma of the first degree, Tengrinews agency reported Dec. 14.
BI Group Supervisory Council Chair Bauyrzhan Issabayev received the prestigious award from Timur Kulibayev, Presidium Chair of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, in the presence of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
“It is a great honour to receive the Presidential Award. Throughout twenty years, BI Group has paid particular attention to safe, quality and timely implementation of its construction works. This is the result of many years of work and professionalism of a cohesive team,” said Issabayev.
More than 200 companies submitted applications to compete for the high honour, which is presented for achieving significant results in terms of quality of products and services and safety provisions, as well as introducing high-quality management. BI Group passed the strict selection of the state commission and received maximum scores for all criteria, according to the agency.
BI Group is the first construction company to receive the prestigious prize. The requirements regarding quality of services are regulated by Kazakh legislation and other state and international standards, rules and regulations and the company’s divisions are certified according to an integrated quality management system.
As one of the leading companies in the country, BI Group is widely represented in the residential, civil, social, road and rail, industrial and infrastructural segments of the construction industry, successfully implementing more than 80 projects throughout the nation. Kazavtozhol, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Astana EXPO 2017 and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy are among the major customers of the holding, reported Tengrinews.
The accolade was established Oct. 9, 2006 by Presidential Decree No. 194 “On the competition for the Altyn Sapa award of the President of Kazakhstan with the aim to build the new economy of Kazakhstan, the development of its own production and continuous quality improvement of goods and services.” It is the national equivalent of the Deming Award, Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award and European Quality Award, according to Tengrinews.