Today, on the instructions of the Head of State, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev arrived in Zhambyl region with a working visit in order to inspect the implementation of presidential instructions in the region given in the Addresses to the People of Kazakhstan, state programs and at the recent Security Council meeting. Particular emphasis is placed on improving the quality of services provided in the fields of education, health care, housing and public utilities, in particular, ensuring transparency of pricing and measures taken to reduce tariffs in the region.

In the regional center, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan will hold a series of meetings with employees in the fields of education, health care, and representatives of the regional business community. On the agenda: issues of improving the quality of medical services, transparency in the pricing of services and medicines in the region, increasing the availability of education and the quality of training qualified personnel, providing employment, developing entrepreneurship, increasing the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector through the introduction of elements of Industry 4.0, etc.

One of the main objectives of the trip is the issues of tariff policy transparency and the measures taken to reduce tariffs in Zhambyl region, which will be discussed at a meeting with the heads of the regional antimonopoly department, the regional power grid company, monopoly companies, utilities and prosecutors.

During his working visit, the Prime Minister will also visit a number of industrial and social infrastructure facilities, on the example of which he will get acquainted with the implementation of the Nurly Zher and 7–20–25 housing programs in the region, the quality of medical services, the modernization of the water supply system, the introduction of digitalization, the development of industries and agriculture.

Upon arrival in the region, B. Sagintayev inspected the work of the milk-processing enterprise of Kokzhiek-2030 LLP, where he familiarized himself with the development of the agro-industrial complex and the execution of the instructions of the President to increase the volume of agricultural processing. Today the company produces more than 40 types of dairy products. Since the beginning of the year, 200 tons of butter, 500 tons of milk powder and other dairy products have been produced. According to the head of Kokzhiek-2030 LLP, A. Begimbetov, this year, as part of the modernization of the enterprise, modern equipment produced by the Italian company FRAU Impianti was purchased and launched. This allowed increasing the capacity of the plant to 25 thousand tons of milk per year.

Deputy Akim of Zhambyl region M. Shukeyev, in turn, reported on current indicators and prospects for the development of agriculture in the region. Thus, in January-September, the gross output of agriculture amounted to 190.5 billion tenge, which is 4.2% higher than in the same period in 2017. Over the last year, investments in the fixed capital of agriculture increased by 63.9% and amounted to 19.3 billion tenge, including investments in food production increased by 26.5% to 5 billion tenge.

As part of the stabilization of food prices, from the beginning of the year, 810 tons of goods worth 1.2 billion tenge were sold at 54 social stores at low prices. From the Stabilization Fund in all districts of the region 296 tons of goods were sold for 398 million tenge. Also, 169 rural fairs were held in the region. In 2019, it is planned to modernize 20 kiosks and communal markets for the sale of goods directly from producers to consumers.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, thanks to the measures taken in the Zhambyl region in January-September this year, compared with the same period last year, the production of vegetable oil in natural terms increased 2.2 times, crackers and cookies - by 93.3%, chocolate - by 2.7 times, macaroni - by 0.8%, sausage products by 2.6%, processed milk by 17.3%, fermented milk products by 0.6%, cheese and cottage cheese - by 17.2%, ice cream by 54%.

As of October 1, in the region there has been an increase in the number of heads of cattle by 9.5%, compared to the same period last year. Meat production increased by 3.8% and amounted to 44.1 thousand tons, cow's milk - by 2.8% to 246.5 thousand tons, chicken eggs - by 5.5% to 99.5 million units. In the first nine months, the volume of beef exports amounted to 640.9 tons. In the current year, 1502 thousand tons of hay was harvested for the wintering in Zhambyl region, reserves amount to 107%, haylage – 44.4 thousand tons (95%), and silage – 56 thousand tons (125%).

In 2018, the cultivated area in the region amounted to 669.1 thousand hectares, which is 38.9 thousand hectares more than last year. The harvesting of grain crops in the region has been completed as of November 9. 299.2 thousand hectares or 100% of the area was harvested. 791.7 thousand tons of grain was harvested at a yield of 26.5 centners/hectare. As of November 12, 20 thousand tons of subsidized fertilizers were shipped to farmers of the region, which is 2.9 thousand tons more (or 17%) than in 2017.

In turn, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture A. Yevniyev noted that over the last week in the Zhambyl region there has been slight growth with regards to almost all socially important food products, with the exception of carrots, and onions.

In this regard, in order to stabilize prices for socially important food products, regional stabilization funds for foodstuffs are being formed. As of November 8, the volume of products in the stabilization fund is 5459 tons, of which 1445 tons are vegetables, 448 tons are first-class flour, 60 tons are buckwheat, 55.48 tons are vegetable oil. At the same time, there are funds in the deposits and accounts of SPK in the amount of 392,837 thousand tenge.

Recall, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan is making a number of working visits to the regions on behalf of the Head of State. Bakytzhan Sagintayev has already visited Atyrau, Aktobe, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Mangystau, Turkestan, West Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Akmola, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan and Almaty regions.

Published: 14 November 2018



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