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Nur-Sultan - Kazakhstan
15 May 2018
Meeting on socio-economic development of West Kazakhstan
Uralsk, West Kazakhstan

The meeting heard Altai Kulginov’s report, Akim of the region, on development of the region following the results of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. He reported on implementing the instructions of the President of Kazakhstan, which were given in the framework of state and sectoral programs.

During the meeting, the Head of State positively noted the established production of finished products in the region and actualization of state social programs.

- The purpose of today's visits to the region’s facilities is to get acquainted with the implementation of state programs, including the recently adopted Five Social Initiatives. Their implementation will positively affect the life of society, "said the President of Kazakhstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed out the importance of participation of all the regions in achieving the goal of Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy.

The Head of State pointed to the positive dynamics of the key indicators of Wets Kazakhstan’s economic development and noted the need to continue work to improve the welfare of the region’s inhabitants.

- The welfare of citizens also depends on housing construction. It is gratifying to note that over the previous five years, 1.5 million square meters of housing have been commissioned in the region. Through implementing Five Social Initiatives, we will increase the pace of construction, the President of Kazakhstan said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev dwelt on the issues of supporting small and medium-sized businesses, developing agriculture and processing agricultural products, as well as on the problem of the self-employed population.

The Head of State instructed the regional authorities to step up work on creating modern industries in new economic sectors and keep on developing existing enterprises in the region.

It is also important to continue work on attracting anchor investors. For example, after my visit to the US, a group of large American businesspeople arrived in Kazakhstan and they are negotiating here. For us, their investments, technologies and their market are important, the President of Kazakhstan noted.

Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed to the need for progress in the field of "green economy" using new technologies.

The Head of State dwelled on the problem of providing employment for rural youth and instructed to ensure its involvement in the process of implementing the state's programs.

The President of Kazakhstan focused on the existing disproportion in the sphere of small and medium business.

The Head of State also instructed to actively use the region’s border potential to increase exports, and also pointed to the importance of developing transport infrastructure within the area.

At the end of the meeting, the President of Kazakhstan instructed to maintain the existing pace of the region’s development and ensure control over the implementation of instructions given during the working visit.

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