Main events of the week from June 29 to July 5, 2020
On Monday, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a videoconference meeting with members of the Government, heads of several state bodies, akims of cities and regions. The Head of State urged the Government, along with the adoption of emergency measures, to begin preparations for a long-term coronavirus pandemic. In this regard, it was instructed to develop a National Plan to protect the life and health of Kazakhstanis in the medium term.
On Tuesday, at a regular government session chaired by the prime minister, issues of human capital development for the digital economy and measures to reduce the shadow economy were considered. The head of government instructed to ensure the launch of a large-scale project ‘’Tsifralyk Bilim’’. At the same time, the need to develop programs for teaching digital skills, training and retraining of IT specialists was noted. During the consideration of the second issue, Askar Mamin instructed to continue work on economic incentives for businesses to exit the shadow sector by improving government support measures, reducing excessive requirements, increasing the availability of financing, reducing administrative barriers, and establishing clearly administered taxation.
The prime minister held a videoconference meeting of the Council of the Eurasian Development Bank. During the meeting, the Council approved the Regulation on the EDB Digital Initiatives Fund. The purpose of the new Fund is to assist the Bank's member countries in shaping digital transformation tools and practices by integrating their information resources and participating in the development and financing of projects.
At a meeting of the State Commission chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, measures to stabilize the epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan were considered. Taking into account the complication of the epidemiological situation and the increase in the incidence of coronavirus infection, the State Commission decided to introduce restrictive measures for a period of 14 days from July 15.