- KOSTANAY REGION
- PASSPORT OF THE REGION
At the ed of a work trip to the Kostanay region Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting with the region's activists and representatives of the region's businesses on the implementation of the President's Letter "New Opportunities for Development in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" and discussed amendments to the law on entrepreneurial activity.
"Yesterday all of you witnessed how the Head of State publicly signed amendments to a number of legislative acts on improving the business climate in the country: more than a thousand amendments to 109 laws, 14 codes. This is a huge work that was carried out by the Government together with the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs during the year. And starting from 2014, this is already a 6th package of changes within the framework of improving the business environment and another big step towards business development in the country", said Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, opening the meeting. The chairman of the board of the "Atameken" enterprise Ablay Myrzakhmetov also shared his opinion on the innovations in the field of entrepreneurship. "Yesterday I was priveleged to attend the public signing of this document by the Head of State. It is a great deal to comprehend its importance for business, the scale of the changes that it will bring. Now there are new opportunities for the development of small and medium-sized businesses - just do it, pay taxes, work!", said A. Myrzahmetov. Speaking about the results of the work of the Kostanay region under the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution, Bakytzhan Sagintayev emphasized the development of agriculture, in particular, on the export of agricultural enterprises. "As part of building a new model of economic growth, it is important to organize more processing enterprises. Our policy is to stimulate processing companies not just to produce their products and sell them in Kazakhstan, but to enter foreign markets. If you are ready to export, we are ready to provide full support. The main thing is that the products should be competitive", said Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to the entrepreneurs of the region. And by the way, the region has products to process and export. This was confirmed by Bakytzhan Sagintayev himself, after his visit of a number of industrial and processing facilities and enterprises today. For example, in Rudny B. Sagintayev assessed the work of LLP "Zhas Kanat-2006", where the "Smart Poultry Farm" pilot project is implemented within the framework of the state program "Digital Kazakhstan". It should be noted that since the establishment of the company in 2006, the level of automation and digitalization of technological processes has reached 90%. The volume of production increased 35-fold, and labor productivity - 1.5-fold. Already today the enterprise actively increases exports and works with the Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan. The plans are to enter the Chinese market. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, having familiarized himself with the success of the enterprise, offered to make the project of "Smart Poultry Factory" a pilot in the republic and to support it. The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reviewed the work of a "Smart Open Pit", implemented by JSC "SSGPO", where the whole production process is automated. "We visited a number of facilities, advanced enterprises of the region. We looked at the industrial zone, which is only being formed. There are many people who want to open a business. We watched how digitalization in the region is developing", B. Sagintayev told the audience. - We have also visited the houses under construction as part of the state program. When we discussed the program "7-20-25" with the National Bank, it was determined what price should be established in obtaining a housing credit in the regions, originally the idea of the National Bank was - 10 million tenge maximum. And here Archimed Mukhambetov raised a big smoke, that this amount is too small for Kostanay region. Having talked with other akims, we eventually raised to 15 million.
Today we visited new houses. Everything fits with this value - 13-15 million tenge." Today delegation from Astana headed by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan met with agricultural producers, where an exchange of views took place, prospects for the development of the agro-industrial complex and issues in the agricultural industry were discussed. "Kostanay region is an agrarian-industrial zone. And today some changes were introduced into the program for the development of the agro-industrial complex for 2017-2021, adopted in 2016. There will be one platform - the agro-industrial complex program, and under this platform, industry subprograms will be added. I think that when we divide our activities in several directions, it will be clear to us what funding and what state support should be provided. Today we discussed these issues with agricultural producers", Bakytzhan Sagintayev said. As the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan noted at the end of the meeting, In general to date, all state programs in the Kostanay region are being successfully implemented, as he could have seen by himself. May we remind that today Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited Kostanay region with a working trip.