By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Berik Aryn was appointed to the post of Deputy Minister of Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and dismissed from his post as Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Berik Aryn was born in 1969 in Taldykorgan region. He graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University with a degree in Philology, the Kazakh State Law University majoring in Jurisprudence.

He began his career in 1994 as the Aide, Attaché of the Near and Middle East, and Africa Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From 1996 to 2001 he worked as Attaché, Third, Second and First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

From 2001 to 2002 he served as the Head of the Department of Bilateral Cooperation of Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Head of Asia, Middle East and Africa Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From 2002 to 2006 – Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

From 2006 to 2007 – Chief Inspector of the Foreign Policy Center of the Executive Office of the President.

From 2007 to 2009 – Head of the Department of Interparliamentary Relations and International Cooperation of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From 2009 to 2011 – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

From 2011 to 2016 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

From 2012 to 2016 he worked concurrently as Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the League of Arab States, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Morocco, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Republic of Tunisia.

From June 2016 to the present he held the post of Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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A meeting of the Expert Council on Competitiveness took place today in Ukimet Uyi with the participation of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

The discussion focused on issues of tourism development as one of the key factors for increasing the country's competitiveness.

Director General of Globalink Logistics Group Sadiq Khan, President of Masterconcept Consulting GmbH Gernot Leitner and President of Alina Group of Companies Yerlik Balfanbayev presented the participants of the meeting the project for the development of the skiing tourism cluster “Zailiysky Alatau”, an analysis of the current situation on tourism development, and voiced their proposals on the realization of Kazakhstan's opportunities in this area.

Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport Yerlan Kozhagapanov noted that currently, on behalf of the Head of State, the Government is working on a draft state program for the development of tourism and participation of experts in this process is very important for developers. The program will address infrastructure and marketing issues, measures of state support and security for tourists. The projects are expected to be implemented within the framework of public-private partnership.

According to the members of the Expert Council, the country's potential is high enough for development as a tourist destination for all four seasons of the year. Natural and climatic conditions allow developing both beach and ski resorts. For different categories of tourists there are the hot sun, sand and lakes, the Caspian Sea, as well as snow, skiing and mountain entertainment, music, movies and festivals, a variety of nature, steppes, ecotourism, inexpensive domestic tourism, wellness centers, the opportunity to explore the rich culture and heritage.

The discussion also saw participation of Director General of Centras Group E. Abdrazakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Resmi Group K. Mazhibayev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CentrAsia Group A. Kudaibergen, President of Arman Holding S. Bisekeyev and others.

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Today in Ukimet Uyi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Joint Stock Company ‘National Managing Holding Baiterek’.

During the meeting, the holding's annual report for 2017 was approved, including information on the implementation of state and government programs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, financial results, significant events of the holding in the reporting period and the activities of subsidiaries.

NMH Baiterek was created by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2013 in order to optimize the management system of development institutions, financial organizations and the development of the national economy. The holding unites 11 subsidiary companies under its supervision.

The Board of Directors also approved the conclusion of transactions with the Joint-Stock Company Development Bank of Kazakhstan - budgetary loans for financing the projects of the State Program for Industrial and Innovative Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2019, as well as for leasing of buses, tractors and combines in support of domestic producers.

In addition, the Board of Directors approved reports on the implementation of the Holding's development plan and the annual budget for the year 2017.

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The meeting covered the results of the Government's activities for the first half of 2018 and the implementation of state and sectoral programs. This is reported by the Akorda press service.

The President of Kazakhstan stressed that, despite positive socio-economic development, the programs adopted by the state do not fully cover the population.

“The first half of the year is over. The indicators show growth. In general, the well-being of the population is good. We adopted industrial, infrastructure and social programs. But local executive bodies and Ministries do not bring them to completion, the approved programs do not reach the regions,” – the Head of State said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the decline in the quality of medical services and education, pointing to the growth of tariffs for utilities and the cost of education in the country's universities.

“The cost of utilities has increased. Medical care has deteriorated. Education has become expensive. Young people prefer Russian universities because of poor quality of teaching in our universities. Such problems are becoming more urgent for our society,” – the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan dwelled on the issues of increasing the role of small and medium business in the country's economy, as well as the formation of a professional state machine.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of the qualitative implementation of the “Five Social Initiatives” and the Infrastructure Development Program. Along with this, the Head of State drew attention to the issue of road construction in the regions.

In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan instructed to ensure better execution from the part of Government and local executive bodies of the adopted state and sectoral programs and to comprehensively monitor their implementation.

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Today in Ukimet Uyi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting on the current status of operations within the framework of project management of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan.

The meeting focused on the preliminary results of work on the implementation of project portfolios for the first six months and plans for the second half of 2018, with regards to indicators and the implementation of activities on initiatives in the context of the project management of the Akimats of Karaganda and Kyzylorda regions.

Akim of the Karaganda region E. Koshanov and Akim of Kyzylorda region K. Kusherbayev reported on the development of education, health, tourism, trade, agribusiness, mass entrepreneurship, as well as basic industrialization, investment attraction and productive employment.

In their speeches the Akims focused on the issues of accelerating the rates of economic growth and measures aimed at a qualitative change in the structure of the economy.

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Today in Ukimet Uyi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev continued holding meetings on the current status of operations within the framework of project management of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan.

The meeting covered issues related to the indicators and the execution of activities on initiatives in the context of the directions of project management of Akimats of Atyrau region and the city of Astana.

In particular, the meeting participants reviewed preliminary results of work on the implementation of project portfolios for the first six months and plans for the second half of 2018, with regards to the development of transport and logistics, agribusiness, fuel and energy complex, tourism, trade, education, health, mass entrepreneurship, industrialization, digitalization of economic sectors and development of ICT, attraction of investments, as well as productive employment.

In their speeches Akim of Atyrau region N. Nogayev and Akim of Astana A. Issekeshev informed about the main socio-economic indicators of the region and the capital. Particular attention was paid to the formation of a new model of economic growth.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister E. Dossaev, Ministers of National Economy T. Suleimenov, Energy – K. Bozumbaev, Healthcare - Y. Birtanov, Labor and Social Protection of Population – M. Abylkassymova, as well as via video conferencing: Ministers of Investment and Development – Zh. Kassymbek, Culture and Sport – A. Mukhamediuly, Information and Communication – D. Abayev, Deputy Ministers of Agriculture G. Issayeva, Education and Science – B. Assylova.

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Today in Ukimet Uyi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting on the current status of operations within the framework of project management of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan.

The meeting covered issues related to the achievement of indicators and the implementation of activities on initiatives in the context of the project management of the Akimats of East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Mangystau regions.

The Akims reported on the measures taken to implement project portfolios and plans for the second half of 2018 with regards to developing transport and logistics, agribusiness, fuel and energy complex, tourism, trade, education, health, mass entrepreneurship, industrialization, technological renewal and digitalization, attracting investment and providing productive employment. The main socio-economic indicators of the regions were presented, as well as results of carried out monitoring of the growth rates of the economy, labor productivity, access to markets and export development, the share of public-private partnership in the total amount of financing and modernization of the labor market infrastructure.

Via video-conferencing, the meeting saw participation of Ministers of National Economy T. Suleimenov, Investments and Development – Zh. Kassymbek, Finance – B. Sultanov, Healthcare – Y. Birtanov, Labor and Social Protection of Population – M. Abylkassymova, Culture and Sport – A. Mukhamediuly, Information and Communication – D. Abayev, Deputy Ministers of Agriculture G. Issayeva, Energy - M. Mirzagaliyev, and Education and Science B. Assylova.

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Today’s meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, covered issues of the implementation of "smart cities".

Within the framework of the Smart City project, according to the Ministry of Information and Communication, digitalization offices have been established in the regions. The very process of coordinating projects implemented by local executive bodies is managed by the central digitization headquarters created at the premises of the Information Ministry and JSC Zerde. Also, the regions have implemented a portal tool, which tracks the implementation of road maps, projects and other tasks within the framework of the implementation of smart cities.

In addition, cloud technologies are used with the possibility of centralized publication of materials. This approach paved the way for the online-library principle and eliminated the need to request pinpoint accurate information from the central headquarters of digitalization.

In general, the global implementation of smart projects in the regions of Kazakhstan was launched in the autumn of 2017, within the framework of which the Smart City concept was developed and approved covering the areas of activity, types of financing, technologies and possible project pools for each sphere. Today all regions of Kazakhstan work using this concept, taking it as a basis for further localization and development of the regional concept of Smart City.

Work was also carried out to develop minimum requirements in the areas of housing and communal services, security, education, healthcare and transport that are mandatory for each region.

The Akimats developed and sent for approval road maps of digitalization of regions and sectoral road maps on 5 obligatory areas of "smart cities".

To date, medical information systems, electronic grade books, queuing and distribution systems for children in preschool educational institutions have been introduced in the regions. At the same time, communication coverage and computerization of social institutions according to regional statistics already exceeds 80% everywhere.

At the same time, preliminary results of the work of "smart cities" have already been summed up. For example, in the sphere of education in Pavlodar region, a tendency was found of increased school performance. The reason is parents' access to online journals and grade books. In general, in the 2017-2018 academic year in this region, the school performance has increased from 77% to 80%.

In the East Kazakhstan region, there has been a trend towards increased investment in the computerization of schools, in terms of equipping the classrooms for computer science, chemistry, physics, mathematics with new equipment, and acquiring complex equipment for robotics classes. Thus, investments amounted to 2.5 billion tenge, which not only saved budgetary funds, but also involved business representatives in the development of digitalization of the region and the training of demanded employees of modern specialties.

At the same time, according to the Information Ministry’s data, domestic software developers and ICT service providers are actively participating in the digitalization of regions, developing domestic and international competitiveness of implemented solutions. For example, only in the medical field there are about 22 medical information systems, and in the educational sphere, about 16 contractors compete and monthly offer competitive solutions with a large number of services and opportunities.

It should be noted that when creating the concept, the international experience of implementing a “smart city” from among international leaders in "smart cities” was studied, incl. in Barcelona, ​​Dubai, New York, Singapore. At the same time, according to the instruction of the Head of the state, work is under way to develop a standard for a smart city.

The "reference" standard of a smart city is a document describing the principles of interaction of regions with central state bodies through IT projects, the architecture of interaction, as well as methods of data collection and processing by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In general, this approach allows to:

· Introduce demanded products and technologies that solve priority tasks;

· Create conditions for the economic and social growth of the region, by solving urgent problems and developing successful and promising industries in the region;

· Save money by implementing proven solutions;

· Develop the domestic IT market;

· Assess the maturity of a smart city.

The Akims of a number of regions also took the floor in the video conferencing mode. Akim of Aktobe region B. Saparbayev reported on the implementation of the state program "Digital Kazakhstan" in the Aktobe region. Today, the Smart City Aktobe concept is being implemented in the region in five areas.

The first is the education system. There are 77 schools in Aktobe. All of them are connected to high-speed Internet. In the current year, 110 computers were purchased. As a result, the schools of the city are provided with computer equipment at 100%. In all schools of the city the Kundelik system was introduced. In the pilot mode, an electronic queue system for kindergartens has been introduced.

The second direction is digital energy and housing and communal services. Together with Kazpost JSC, the city is working on the introduction of a unified payment document. To date, more than 42 organizations have joined the UPD. Also, the Energy Efficiency Center was opened using the digital technologies. To date 540 apartments are connected to the Center in pilot mode. The goal is to save consumption of light, heat, water. According to forecasts, the heating savings should be 46%, hot water - 33%.

The third direction is the "Smart Transport System". The central dispatching service was organized for monitoring of urban passenger transport. All public transport is equipped with GPS-trackers, the mobile application "AktobeBus" was launched. By the end of the year it is planned to complete the introduction of the electronic ticketing system "Aktobe Pay".

The fourth direction is "Safe City".

“We unified all emergency services in the situation center of the integrated service 112. To date, the DIA OCC has 218 CCTV cameras. In addition, we plan to install 150 more cameras,” – B. Saparbayev said.

The fifth direction is the "Digital Akimat". First of all, changes were made in the work of Aktobe Akimat portal. In general, all public services are connected to an automated system. The "Geoportal" was developed and deployed on the servers of the Akimat. For the residents of the city there is a people's office, which provides 621 types of services. Only in half a year the population was rendered 180 thousand services.

Akim of Shymkent G. Abdrakhimov said that the Smart City project is dynamically implemented in five directions: education, healthcare, housing and communal services, transport and security.

In the city an automated system of child registration was introduced in 459 kindergartens. As a result, the queue to kindergartens for children from 3 to 6 years decreased by 2.5 times. The number of complaints on admission has decreased by 80%. The "human" factor and 18 types of corruption risks are eliminated. Also, according to Akim G. Abdrakhimov, reception in the first class is automated. Now parents can read the school's rating, pedagogical staff, teaching language and other information electronically. This system is implemented in all schools in Shymkent. At the same time, in all 128 schools, an electronic journal and grade book system has been introduced. The introduction of the mobile application strengthened the connection between the school, parents and students, and also allowed monitoring of student performance and attendance.

In addition, Shymkent has introduced an automated system for selecting pedagogical staff "T-hunter". If earlier candidates went to every school and learned about openings, today this information can be obtained online. Also there was an opportunity to submit an application digitally and take part in an open competition.

“As a result, complaints were reduced by 90%, the quality of the teaching staff was improved. Most importantly, corruption risks have been eliminated,” – the Akim of Shymkent noted. Thanks to this system, 780 candidates were recruited. In the near future, it is planned to employ the technical staff of schools on the same principle.

In the healthcare sector, work is underway to abandon the universal paper reporting. Thus, an automated system for chronic diseases has been introduced. The population is informed in electronic form about upcoming medical examinations and screenings. The three most demanded medical services - calling a doctor at home, fixing an appointment and registering with medical institutions - are now provided through the mobile application "Damumed".

Within the framework of digitalization of housing and communal services, 100% of residential buildings in Shymkent are provided with computing devices for water supply. The production, disinfection and transportation of water are fully automated.

At the same time, Akim of Shymkent noted that in 2018 30 buses in the pilot mode switched to the electronic control and billing system. According to G. Abdrakhimov, work is underway to purchase new buses. On all new buses it is planned to install an electronic ticket system.

As part of public security, there are 479 controlled CCTV cameras. At the moment, work is underway to introduce a unified video surveillance system using artificial intelligence and a neural system. Until September 1 this year, the "Sergek" system will be introduced in 30 unsafe parts of the city.

After hearing the report of G. Abdrakhimov, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that the city of Shymkent along with Astana and Almaty will share experience in mastering the methods of digital communication with cities and regional centers of other regions.

Then Bakytzhan Sagintayev recalled that one of the objectives of the Address of the Head of State to the people of Kazakhstan "New Development Opportunities in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution” is the development of "smart cities".

To this end, the Ministry of Information and Communication has developed the "Smart City" standard to meet this task.

In this regard, the Ministry of Information and Communication was instructed to extend the "reference" Smart City standard to all cities in order to exchange experience and best practices between the cities of Kazakhstan.

Control over the issue is assigned to Deputy Prime Minister A. Zhumagaliyev.

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Today’s meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev covered the process of privatization.

According to Minister of Finance B. Sultanov, data for the first half of this year shows that out of 887 privatization targets of the Comprehensive Plan 502 were put up for privatization, 421 of them were sold for the amount of 216 billion tenge. There are 266 facilities in the process of reorganization and liquidation; the level of implementation of the Comprehensive Privatization Plan, taking into account the reorganized and liquidated targets, is 77.4%.

“104 privatization targets were scheduled for the first half of this year. In fact, 89 were put up and 15 were deemed to be subject for reorganization and liquidation. Of the targets put up, 39 were sold for a total of 36 billion tenge,” – Minister B. Sultanov reported.

In addition, of the 63 top-end privatization targets of the Comprehensive Plan, 15 have been sold for the amount of 110.5 billion tenge. 39 top-end targets are planned to be sold this year, of which 8 were put up in the first half of the year, including 2 sold. The remaining facilities are at the stage of pre-sale preparation and negotiations with potential buyers.

B. Sultanov also specified that, based on the results of the inventory, additional 38 facilities under communal ownership and SECs will be included in the list of privatization targets, for which the relevant sellers urgently need to take measures to compile and submit to the Roadmap Register.

“In general, the privatization process is in line with sales schedules. Until the end of this year, 87 facilities are to be put up, including 20 facilities under republican ownership; 31 municipally owned facilities and 36 assets of the quasi-public sector,” – B. Sultanov added.

In his turn, Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov said that within the framework of the ongoing work on the implementation of the Comprehensive Privatization Plan for 2016-2020, in conjunction with the Fund, a package of amendments to the Law "On the Securities Market" is being developed to ensure that the Fund’s companies are put up for IPO.

“The changes are aimed at removing legislative restrictions that impede the public offering of shares of national companies that are members of the Fund group. To date, the amendments are under consideration by state bodies and the National Bank,” – T. Suleimenov said.

Meanwhile, T. Suleimenov noted the expansion of the list of organizations subject to privatization. Thus, according to the instruction of the Head of State given within the framework of this year's Address “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, work continues on inventorying the state and quasi-public sector facilities. The Ministry drafted a resolution providing for the introduction of amendments to the Comprehensive Privatization Plan for 2016-2020, in terms of increasing the number of organizations subject to privatization by 38. At present, the draft resolution is being approved by the state authorities.

Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC “National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” A. Aydarbayev informed that within the framework of the implementation of the Comprehensive Privatization Plan, as of July 1, 2018, the Fund sold 80 assets worth 139.78 billion tenge, and 64 assets was are subject to liquidation or reorganization.

“JSC Transtelecom, LLP Aktau Oil Equipment Plant, Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications named after M. Tynyshpayev (Almaty), as well as 8 of its subsidiaries, including colleges in different regions of the country, KazMunayGas-Service (Georgia), Borjomi Likani International, Kaskor-Trans Service, SemurgInvest TemirZholy were sold in 2018. Pre-sales preparation and evaluation of such large assets as airports in Aktobe, Atyrau and Pavlodar are underway. With regards to Kazmortransflot and KBTU, approaches have been coordinated and tenders are expected to be held soon,” – A. Aydarbayev said.

In addition, special attention is paid to the possible IPO of the largest national companies. 3 out of 6 candidate companies are already preparing for possible IPO deals, such as Kazakhtelecom, Kazatomprom and Air Astana.

Chairman of the NMH Baiterek JSC A. Arifkhanov said that the holding includes the sale of 7 subsidiaries of JSC "Investment Fund of Kazakhstan" (IFK), 8 subsidiaries of JSC "National Agency for Technological Development", as well as JSC "National Agency for Technological Development" and JSC Zhilstroysberbank of Kazakhstan.

“To date, the procedure for privatizing the assets of the Investment Fund of Kazakhstan is almost complete. Of the 7 privatized assets of IFK, 5 has been sold, liquidation procedures are being carried out for 2 assets,” – A. Arifkhanov said.

According to him, in order to find an investor for Zhilstroysberbank, the financial consultant conducts negotiations with 11 international companies. It is expected that the pre-investment expertise on privatization will be continued in accordance with changes in the market and the introduction of the necessary amendments to the Law "On Housing Construction Savings", scheduled for September 2018.

Chairman of the Board of NMH KazAgro R. Kurmanov said that within the framework of the Comprehensive Privatization Plan, the holding plans to sell 20 assets.

“In 2018, it is planned to sell 3 assets from the list of TOP-68 to strategic investors: KazAgroFinance JSC, KazAgroProduct JSC, and Kazagromarketing JSC. With regards to 17 affiliated organizations of the Holding, shares in 5 companies were sold: LLP AgroExport LTD, LLP AgroTradeExport, MCO Makhambet, MCO Zhiger Yesil, and LLP KazBeef LTD,” – R. Kurmanov reported.

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Today’s meeting of the Government covered the progress of the implementation of the Densaulyk Healthcare Development State Program for 2016-2019 for the first half of this year.

Following the hearing of the reports of the Minister of Healthcare and Akims of a number of regions, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that some work has been done with regards to the Densaulyk Healthcare Development State Program and progress has been made. At the same time, a number of specific instructions have been given to further modernize the health care system.

The Prime Minister drew attention to the issue of expedient procurement of medicines. It is necessary to know the exact number of required medicines and not to spend extra money. In this regard, the Ministry of Healthcare is charged with restoring order in the planning of the needs for medicines.

Regional Akims are instructed to take the necessary measures to deregulate health care. The Head of State spoke about this in his Address “New development opportunities in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution”. According to the Prime Minister, in some regions of Kazakhstan over the past five years, no medical facility has been built by private entrepreneurs, and consequently no jobs have been created.

It was also noted that Akims of regions should reconsider their work in terms of PPP. It is necessary to independently attract private investments, to develop PPP in the regions.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that it is necessary to pay special attention to the issues of obtaining quotas for treatment abroad. Minister of Healthcare E. Birtanov is entrusted with improving the procedure for obtaining quotas and increasing transparency.

In conclusion, the Prime Minister recalled that the issue of effective implementation of compulsory social medical insurance is especially monitored. Yelzhan Birtanov was instructed to report on the results of the introduction of compulsory social medical insurance.

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