Today, as part of his working visit to Mangystau region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with activists and representatives of the region's businesses to discuss the implementation of the President's Address “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and “Five Social Initiatives”.

The meeting covered issues of technological modernization, digitalization, further diversification of the economy, training of personnel and development of business in the region.

The Prime Minister outlined the region's potential in the light of the implementation of the "Five Social Initiatives of the President". Bakytzhan Sagintayev explained the opportunities for purchasing housing under favorable conditions in the framework of the "7-20-25" program, developing business through microloans, and obtaining affordable high-quality education that meets modern requirements.

Akim of Mangystau region E. Tugzhanov reported on the socio-economic development of the region in the context of the implementation of the instructions of the Head of State, including the fourth industrial revolution, technological modernization, digitalization, further diversification of the economy, training and retraining of personnel, management of labor resources, as well as development of competition and competitive business in the region.

By the end of 2017, the region showed positive developments. The volume of industrial production increased from 96.9% to 100.1%. In five months of this year, this indicator reached 100.5%.

In 2018, 35 new industrial projects are planned to be put into operation, which will create an additional 5693 new jobs. The Akim of the region named among the largest projects a knitting factory, a gas-steam installation, a seawater desalination plant in the village of Kuryk with a capacity of 50 000 m3 of water per day, and a complex for preparing oil and gas of the “Emir Oil” company.

Within the framework of the implementation of the "Five Social Initiatives" in 2018, 916 thousand square meters of housing will be commissioned. Providing an annual increase in the delivery of housing by 10%, by 2025 this figure will reach the rate of 30 m2 per each resident of the region.

Under the program "7-20-25", a loan amount of 25 million tenge was set for each resident of the region. To provide students with housing, 6 dormitories for 2600 beds will be built via public-private partnership. The land has already been allocated.

Representatives of the largest enterprises of the region shared their experience in technological modernization and digitization: Director General of Mangistaumunaigas JSC B. Imanbayev, Vice President of Karazhanbasmunai JSC N. Abdrakhmanov, Director General of MAEK-Kazatomprom LLP K. Abdrasilov.

Continuing the theme of digitalization, Deputy Prime Minister A. Zhumagaliyev told about measures taken in this area. Within the framework of the program approved by the Head of State "Digital Kazakhstan", the readiness of enterprises to implement elements of Industry 4.0 was assessed and systemic barriers were identified. Work is underway to implement specific projects to digitize the backbone enterprises.

In total, until 2025, 14 projects are planned to be completed for the amount of 146 billion tenge. The economic effect from their implementation is expected at the level of 280 billion tenge until 2025.

A. Zhumagaliyev also said that thanks to digitalization all licenses and permits will be made in electronic format, and the need for citizens to provide about 40 million certificates will also be eliminated. Thus, the employees of state bodies will have the necessary information displayed automatically.

Special attention was paid to the new law on entrepreneurship. Thus, new measures for deregulation were supported by Director of Caspian LPG LLP D. Klinchev, Director of Salyut & K LLP H. Izmailov and Director of Unitrade LLP B. Iskakov.

The state control and supervision system is conceptually changed by this law. Preventive control is introduced, 20 spheres of control are eliminated, the control functions and the number of information tools related to reporting are reduced by 30%. Another innovation under the law concerns the reform of compulsory services provided by natural monopoly entities. Now they will be obliged quarterly to post on their Internet resource information about the availability of free and available capacity, as well as the scheme of engineering communications.

Chairman of the Board of NCE Atameken A. Myrzakhmetov also spoke about the current situation and prospects for SME development in the region.

The meeting was addressed by veteran B. Turarbekov, who drew attention to the development of the healthcare system in Mangystau region.

Summarizing the meeting, Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted the importance of voiced proposals and opinions on topical issues. All proposals aimed at supporting entrepreneurship are specially monitored by the Government and will be resolved jointly with the business community.

Published: 08 June 2018



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