During the meeting, the Head of State was presented a report on the activities of the Government on the implementation of the Address "Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness", as well as information on the implementation of the state and sectoral programs for the first quarter of 2017.
N. Nazarbayev emphasized the importance of implementing previously approved development programs and the necessity for the quality control over their implementation.
"By the end of the first quarter, country's economy grew by 3%. This is the result of our programs. It is necessary to continue work in this direction and keep the indicators at a good level with the possibility of increasing them by the end this year. The preconditions for this are available", the President of Kazakhstan said.
The Head of State also recalled the upcoming events, which require careful preparation and control.
"Soon, Kazakhstan expects the visit of the leadership of Turkmenistan. The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the world exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana will be held in the future. Along with this, we should not forget about the main goals of country's further development", N. Nazarbayev said.
In addition, the President of Kazakhstan noted the importance of implementing the tasks set in the program article "The Course towards Future: Modernization of Public Conscience".
Having stressed the high responsibility of the Government in the framework of the forthcoming work, the Head of State instructed also to involve the public of the country, including representatives of the intelligentsia, youth, and the non-governmental sector in this process.
"The article "The Course towards Future: Modernization of Public Conscience" has been thought out for many years. Currently, a plan is being developed for the practical implementation of the tasks set. There are projects that require funding. However, most of them will not require additional funds from the republican budget", N. Nazarbayev noted.
The President of Kazakhstan paid attention to the high activity and support of the voiced initiatives on the part of the majority of Kazakhstanis.
"Every day I receive a lot of telegrams from the public representatives from the regions of the country with support for the solutions proposed in the article. Among them are various creative collectives, intelligentsia, representatives of youth", the Head of State shared.
N. Nazarbayev stressed that the work on the planned areas of modernization of public consciousness should be carried out at a high quality level.
B. Sagintayev reported to the Head of State on the growth of short-term economic indicators for the first quarter. According to the Prime Minister, the mining and processing sectors of the industry have reached a high level.
B. Sagintayev also informed the President of Kazakhstan about the progress of the Government's preparation of a roadmap for technological modernization jointly with Governor’s Offices, large holdings and companies.
At the end of the meeting, the Head of State gave specific instructions.
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