KAZ Minerals Plc planned to develop Aljaiev Copper Mine VCM Shaft Project, in East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co Ltd was EPC contractor. The project covered the construction of a new ventilation shaft with a depth of 740 meters and a clear diameter of 7 meters as well as supporting ground and underground facilities. This project was the first time for NFC to contract the construction of mine shafts in this region in EPC mode, which has injected new vitality into the further development of this regional project contracting market. The project was a typical project under Belt and Road Initiative, which would strengthen the link between China and Kazakhstan.