As part of his working visit to Mangystau region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting with members of the Regional Council of NCE Atameken, during which the participants discussed matters related to public-private partnership development, increasing the availability of credit resources, development of the state program for the support of the tourism industry, irrigation water for the development of agriculture in the region.

The region’s business community was represented by Chairman of the Regional Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zapkaztransit JSC Zhanabai Suindikov, Director General of Kazmortransflot Marat Ormanov, Chairman of the Tourism Association of Mangystau region and Director of Caspian Holding Victor Koch, Chairman of the Farmers Association “Agrorost” Nursaule Zhainbayeva, Director of Zaman&K LLP and Salyut&K LLP Khazheden Izmailov, Executive Director of Aktau International Airport JSC Yergazy Zholdasov, Director of Kezby LLP Bitim Kesbayev, Director of "deSali design territory studio" LLP and Coffee&People LLP Saule Salikhova, and Director of the "Shagyrly-Shomishti" branch, KazAzot JSC Abzal Mendibayev.

Minister of Culture and Sport Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, as well as Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek commented on the raised issues.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan is systematically working to improve the business climate in the country and create favorable conditions for the development of domestic business. Active measures are taken to deregulate the business, to date, the number of permits for business has been reduced more than threefold.

At the same time, work is continuing to curtail reporting and required information, as well as unreasonable tax inspections. In addition, a lot of work has been done to ensure that business has access to public procurement and the quasi-public sector procurements, and work has begun to establish target indicators for increasing local content for each of the country’s system-forming enterprises.

As for the provision of financial support measures, the Government is currently implementing the Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship Development Program, under which micro credits are provided of up to18 million tenge at an attractive rate.

The Government’s comprehensive work on the development of domestic business will continue, as according to the instructions of the Head of State, the share of SMEs in the total volume of GDP should be at least 50% by 2050.

Published: 26 October 2017



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