The main events of the week from March 9 to March 14, 2020
On Tuesday, at the regular Government session, the results of the country's socio-economic development and the implementation of the republican budget for January-February 2020 were considered. According to Askar Mamin, the Cabinet worked out several options for the further development of events, each of which is provided with the necessary resources, including financial ones. Measures have been developed aimed at minimizing the effects of the negative external environment on the national economy.
On March 10, Askar Mamin held the first meeting of the Republican Working Group for Rapid Response, created on behalf of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The meeting participants discussed the situation on the energy market in the context of changing global conditions, measures to control the pricing of socially important food products and other pressing issues of ensuring socio-economic stability in the country.
On Thursday, March 12, the prime minister chaired the second meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Import Substitution and Export Promotion. The meeting participants considered specific projects on import substitution in the agricultural, chemical, textile, engineering and other fields, which together will create about 4 thousand new jobs and attract over 350 billion tenge of investments.
On the same day, the head of government held a meeting of the National Commission for Modernization with the participation of the Chair of the Majilis of the Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin. The meeting reviewed the implementation of the Nation’s Plan “100 Concrete Steps to Implement the Five Institutional Reforms of the First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev” and the National Plan of Measures for the implementation of the Address of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Sep. 2, 2019. Askar Mamin instructed to continue active work on the full and high-quality implementation of the Nation’s Plan and the Address of the President.
The prime minister chaired the second meeting of the Republican Headquarters of Rapid Response created on behalf of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in a selector mode. The meeting participants discussed measures taken to support domestic enterprises, prices for socially significant goods and the current situation in the regions.