Video digest: "Events of the Week" No.21

20 February 2017, 09:11

The main events of the week from 13 to 18 February 2017

A regular meeting of the Government of Kazakhstan under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan was held this week. The progress of implementation of the State program of infrastructure development "Nurly Zhol" on 2015 - 2019 and on the results of the 28 - th World Winter Universiade - 2017 in Almaty were reviewed.

Following the results of the meeting of the Government, a traditional press conference for the media was held. The journalists' questions were answered by members of the Government - Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov, Finance Minister Sultanov and Minister for Investment and Development Zh. Kassymbek.

A meeting of the Expert Council on economic issues chaired by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan B. Advantages was held also this week.Participants of the meeting discussed the development of regional policy. On Wednesday, February 15, the Prime Minister B. Sagintayev met with representatives of known British audit and consulting company «Ernst & Young». The meeting discussed issues related to improving the investment climate in the country, the development and implementation of public-private partnership mechanisms. 

A meeting of the State Commission for Economic Modernization under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan B.Sagintayev was held on the same day. They discussed the transfer of assets to the competitive environment quasi-public sector and privatization of state property.

On Thursday, February 16, Prime Minister B.Saginataev chaired a meeting on cooperation with the Russian Federation. The prospects of cooperation between the two countries in various spheres of economy were.discussed.

Also on Thursday, a press conference on the implementation of the Message of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to people of Kazakhstan was held. The journalists' questions about the prospects of development of transport and logistics system of the country responded Vice-Minister for Investment and Development R.Sklyar, Chairman of the Investment and Development S.Tuyakbayev, Chairman of the Committee for Construction and Housing and Communal Services M.Zhaimbetov and chairman of the committee on industrial development and industrial safety A.Yerzhanov.

On Friday, 17 February, Prime Minister B.Sagintayev held a meeting on the development of the customs system

Within the framework of realization of the Message of President of Kazakhstan to the people, the Government to continue discussions on the accelerated technological modernization of the economy. On Friday, 17 February, Prime Minister B.Sagintayev held a meeting on the development of the Special Economic Zone "PIT". The meeting discussed issues of attracting private investment, improving public-private partnership mechanisms for the formation of a cluster of Industry 4.0, as well as the creation of scientific and industrial and social infrastructure.

The same day, the Prime Minister B. Sagintayev convened a meeting to review directions of IT - the country's industry. business community representatives presented their vision for the development of national digital industry, have voiced their suggestions and problematic issues. 

In the evening of the same day, Prime Minister B.Sagintayev held an emergency meeting on the fact of the tragedy in Zhambyl region, where the soldiers died under the rubble of snow. After hearing reports of Minister of DefenseS.Zhasuzakov and Minister of Internal Affairs K.Kassymov,  Prime Minister instructed to create a government commission to investigate the tragedy. Defence Minister instructed to fly at the scene of the tragedy. The course of the investigation is under personal control of the Prime Minister B.Sagintaev.

On Saturday, February 18, Prime Minister B.Sagintayev held a meeting on public procurement.