On the instructions of the Head of the State, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev arrived in Almaty for a working visit, where he will inspect the progress of the implementation of state programs and tasks of the Address “Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness”, as well as the measures to develop the financial sector, to support SMB, introduce production innovations and improve the city’s transport system.

Upon arriving in Almaty, on the evening of October 23, the Prime Minister familiarized himself with the plans for the comprehensive modernization of the city airport. It is worth noting that the airport is conveniently located between Southeast Asia and Europe, which opens up opportunities for increasing the transit potential of the entire region.

Currently, about 40 airlines, including cargo, carry out more than 150 flights per day from the Almaty Airport. Within the framework of the modernization, it is planned to expand transit passenger areas and departure halls of the passenger terminal, which will allow increasing the capacity of passenger and freight traffic.

Shortly after, the Prime Minister held a meeting with the leaders of second-tier banks and major players in the country's financial sector.

The meeting covered a number of topical issues, among which are the draft Roadmap for the development of e-commerce in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2018-2020, the asset management of the Pension Fund and the Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, as well as digital identification of persons, the development of the stock market and issues related to the development of the insurance market in the context of digitalization.

The meeting was addressed by Acting Chairwoman of the Board of the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan Yulia Yakupbayeva, Chairwoman of the Board of Halyk Bank Umut Shayakhmetova, Chairman  of the Board of ForteBank Magzhan Auezov, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Kazakhstan Alexander Kamalov, Chairman of the Board of Tsesnabank Yerzhan Tadzhiyakov, Chairman of the Board of BankCenterCredit Galim Khusainov, Chairwoman of the Board of SkyBridgeInvest Sholpan Ainabayeva, RBK Bank Board of Directors member Anvar Saidenov, Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Bank Pavel Loginov, and Director General of the Association of Insurers of Kazakhstan Vitaly Veryovkin.

Within the framework of his working visit, the Prime Minister is expected to participate in a number of events on October 24, including the forum “OECD Eurasia Week 2017: Openness for shared prosperity”, a meeting with members of the Atameken Regional Council of Entrepreneurs on the development of small and medium business, he will familiarize himself with the work of social infrastructure facilities, production enterprises and plans for the development of the city's transport system.

It should be noted that Bakytzhan Sagintayev is visiting Almaty within the framework of working trips to the country’s regions. He has previously visited West Kazakhstan, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Almaty, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Karaganda, Akmola, Atyrau and South Kazakhstan regions.

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Published: 23 October 2017

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