23 Sep 2021, 12:52
Askar Mamin met with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Odile Renaud-Basso.
“For the years of EBRD's activity in Kazakhstan, about 300 projects have been financed for a total amount of over $10 billion in such priority sectors of the economy as finance, infrastructure, housing and communal services, energy, small and medium business, agriculture and IT. Following the results of 2021, agreements will be signed on the implementation of joint projects for $600 million,” Mamin said.
The parties discussed the progress of the practical implementation of the framework agreement signed in March 2021 on partnership between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the EBRD to expand cooperation aimed at promoting sustainable development and growth of the country.
Issues of further expansion of the EBRD's participation in infrastructure development, implementation of the decarbonization program for the energy sector of Kazakhstan, EBRD Green Cities projects, modernization of sewage treatment facilities, as well as support for small and medium-sized businesses were considered.
Particular attention is paid to the construction projects of the Big Almaty Ring Road (BAKAD), the hospital named after Asfendiyarov in Almaty and other healthcare facilities within the framework of public-private partnerships.
As a result of the negotiations, agreements were signed on cooperation on projects for modernization and expansion of the airport in Almaty, as well as reconstruction of the Kyzylorda - Zhezkazgan highway.
The meeting was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, Minister of National Economy Aset Irgaliyev, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Finance Yerulan Zhamaubayev, Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Serikkali Brekeshev, Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy, First Vice Minister of Energy Murat Zhurebekov.