Work of transport sector in all regions of Kazakhstan fully restored — Kairbek Uskenbayev

Measures to fulfill the instructions of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev given on Jan. 11, 2022, during his speech in the Majilis of the Parliament were considered at the government session chaired by the Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbayev spoke about the work on the restoration of destroyed facilities, the functioning of the transport sector and the development of the manufacturing industry.

To date, according to the operational data of akimats, 53 state facilities in 8 regions and 151 SME facilities have been damaged throughout the country. The exact number of damaged objects by akimats is updated daily. According to the minister, the state commission has developed a single step-by-step algorithm of actions for all and set specific deadlines for the restoration of facilities. Appropriate commissions have been set up in all regions to examine and assess the damage caused.

“Today, defective acts are being drawn up and a technical inspection is being carried out. After that, design estimates for major repairs and reconstruction will be developed promptly,” Uskenbayev reported.

In terms of the functioning of the transport sector in all regions, city bus transportation, all railway stations and the movement of all passenger and freight trains have been fully restored.

“There are no traffic restrictions for vehicles on the roads of republican significance,” Uskenbayev informed.

According to him, out of 20 airports in the country, 18 are operating normally. The activity of airports in Almaty and Taldykorgan was suspended. At the same time, the Almaty airport is technically ready for the resumption of activities, an appropriate decision of the competent special authorities is required.

“For the development of the manufacturing industry until 2025, the regions plan to launch 429 manufacturing projects for a total of 12.2 trillion tenge with the creation of 93 thousand new permanent jobs,” Uskenbayev reported.

The projects, he said, will be implemented according to regional specialization. The total volume of production for 2022-2025 on projects will be about 4 trillion tenge, total exports — $2.4 billion.

By 2025, it is planned to launch over 119 import substitution projects for a total amount of more than 2.7 trillion tenge, which will reduce imports of manufacturing products by 15% by 2025. The ministry is also working to deepen the localization of its products.

It is proposed to consider a mechanism for financing key projects through lending at 6%. According to the minister, other deductions will be formed annually for the additional load and benefits for the mining and metallurgical complex, which will replenish the state budget.

“In exchange for voluntary contributions in the form of benefits, deposits will be provided for further development and production of metals,” Uskenbayev reported.

In order to reduce dependence on imported aluminum and copper products from abroad, the Law “On Industrial Policy” provides for the competence of the ministry to develop and approve rules for providing domestic manufacturing enterprises with raw materials, which will encourage enterprises to produce finished products.

“All instructions of the Head of State are under the special control of the ministry and will be implemented efficiently and on time,’’ Uskenbayev assured.

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