N.Nazarbayev presented newly appointed Governor of Karaganda rgn (PHOTO)

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Karaganda region's activists on the social and economic development of the region, Akorda’s press service reported.
Karagandy 14 March, 15:19

At the meeting the Head of State presented newly appointed Governor of the region Yerlan Koshanov, whose candidature was approved by the deputies of the regional maslikhat.

Speaking to the audience, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the economic and social indicators of country's development in general and in Karaganda region in particular.

"Since independence region's economy has grown 23-fold. 72 industrialization facilities have been put into operation. Over the past five years, 1.7 trillion tenge of investments has been invested in the region. The problem of emergency schools has been eliminated. The question of three-shift training is being solved. Within the framework of the Roadmap more than 4 thousand people were employed", the Head of State said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev paid special attention to the process of political reforms in the country, having stressed the importance of maintaining the presidential vertical and increasing the responsibility of all branches of the state power.

Also, the President of Kazakhstan urged the residents of the region to actively participate in the economic modernization of the country, noting the need to solve a number of actual problems.

"It is necessary to create an ideal climate for attracting investments. In the World Bank's rating, Kazakhstan ranks the 35th in terms of ease of doing business. This is a good indicator but we need to continue working, and first of all, in the regions of the country. We will create a special rating of regions for ease of doing business and establish a special annual award, which will be awarded on the day of industrialization", N. Nazarbayev said.

At the same time, the Head of State focused on measures to expand the borders of entrepreneurship, develop public-private partnerships, subsidize agriculture, implementation of "Nurly Zher" program, increase Kazakhstan's content in manufactured products, and innovate the development of the industrial sector by attracting research Institutions.

"We must continue industrialization with a focus on competitive export enterprises. We need to integrate into the global chain of production and marketing of goods and services. Achieving this goal is possible by attracting transnational companies", the President of Kazakhstan noted.

Nursultan Nazarbayev set the task before the Governors of the country and leadership of development institutes to intensify the work with investors on the further development of domestic enterprises.

At the end of the meeting, Governor of Karaganda region swore an oath to the people and the President of Kazakhstan.

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