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Video Digest: "Main events of the week" No. 69

29 January 2018, 09:47

The main events of the week from 22 to 27 January 2018.

• Last week in Akorda, the Head of State N. Nazarbayev chaired a meeting of the Security Council of the country. Prime Minister B. Sagintayev took part in its work. During the meeting, the results of the official visit of the President to the United States and measures to implement the agreements reached were considered.

• On Tuesday, January 23, in Ukimet Uyi, the Prime Minister chaired a regular meeting of the Government. The issues on the implementation of the Nurly Zher Housing Construction Program, the digitization of law enforcement activities, enforcement proceedings and forensic expertise and the further development of civil aviation were considered.

• Also last week, Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a meeting of the State Commission for Economic Modernization. Issues of ensuring sustainable economic growth of the country and economic modernization within the framework of the President's Address "New Opportunities Under the Fourth Industrial Revolution" were discussed.

• On January 22, at the press center of the Government, a briefing was held on the results of the development of the country's energy sector in 2017 and the plans of the Ministry of Energy for 2018. The questions of journalists were answered by the Minister of Energy K. Bozumbayev.

• The same day the Prime Minister held a meeting in Ukimet Uyi on the presentation of draft laws in the spheres of education, culture, information and communications. The projects on the activity of archives, protection of children from information that harm their health and development, as well as academic and managerial independence of universities were considered.

• On Thursday, January 25, the press center of the Government hosted a press conference on the development of tourism in Kazakhstan. The journalists were addressed by the Minister of Culture and Sports A. Mukhamediuly.

• On January 25 in Ukimet Uyi, Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a meeting of of the Expert Council on Competitiveness. The issues of modernization of housing and communal infrastructure on the basis of public-private partnership and increasing the competitiveness of Kazakhstan's oil service were discussed.

• Also on Thursday, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund. The reports of the committees on the results of the Fund's activities for 2017 within the framework of the Transformation Program were heard, as well as some issues of implementing a comprehensive privatization plan and preparation for the IPO of the Fund's assets.

• On Friday, B. Sagintayev held a meeting on the implementation of the President's Address of 10.01.2018 and the tasks of state bodies for the year.

• A briefing on the rational use of the country's resources within the framework of the second direction of the President's Address "Development of the Resource Potential" was held at the press center of the Government. Vice Minister of Energy G. Sadibekov, Executive Director of the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises, N. Radostovets, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Institute for the Development of Electric Power and Energy Saving JSC, O. Alibekov.