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Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses with Mangistau businessmen new development opportunities and issues of social responsibility

26 October 2017, 10:30
Mangistau Region

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

The business community of the region was represented by chairman of the Regional Council, chairman of the board of directors of JSC “Zapkaztransit”, Zhanabai Suindikov, General Director of KazMorTransFlot, Marat Ormanov, chairman of the Tourism Association of Mangistau region, director of Caspian Holding, Victor Koch, chairman of the Farmers Assosiation “Agrorost”, Nursaule Zhainbaeva, director of “Zaman & Co” LLP and “Salyut & Co” LLP, Khazheden Izmailov, executive director of Aktau International Airport JSC Yergazy Zholdassov, director of “Kezbi” LLP, Bitim Kezbaev, director of "deSali design territory studio" LLP and "Coffee & People" LLP, Saule Salikhova and director of the "Shagyrly-Shomishti" branch, “KazAzot” JSC, Abzal Mendibaev.

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

Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on a systematic basis is 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, currently, the number of permits for business has been reduced by more than three times.

At the same time, work is continuing to reduce various types of reporting and information, as well as unreasonable tax inspections. In addition, a lot of work has been done to ensure business access to government purchases and purchases of a quasi-public sector and work has begun to establish target indicators to increase local content for each system-forming enterprise in the country.

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

The complex work of the Government 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.