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6 August, 2013 00:00

Number of SMEs increases by 18% in Kostanay region

The number of small and medium-sized businesses increased in Kostanay region in 2013. This was announced by the head of the department of economy and budget planning of Kostanay region akimat Galina Kislenkova, the official website of the 2050 Kazakhstan Strategy reports.
Number of SMEs increases by 18% in Kostanay region | Strategy2050.kz

"41.7 thousand active small and medium-sized businesses operate in the region today. This is by 18% more than at the same period last year. This is the 8th place among the regions of the country. The number of people employed in this area grows as well. The increase is nearly 7 percent, about 141 thousand people," she said.

According to her, small and medium enterprises produced goods for 130.4 billion tenge.

"The share of employment in small and medium-sized businesses was 16% of the total population, and 26.3% of the economically active population. Branches of the second tier banks granted loans to small businesses totaling 17.2 billion tenge, which is 63.6% more than at the corresponding period last year. Rural credit partnerships granted loans amounting to more than 1 billion tenge," Kislenkova concluded.

chronicle 2050

SMEs will make up at least 50% of the GDP

abour productivity will reach up to $126 000 and 3 to 6 y.o. kids will have 100% access to pre-school education in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan will fully satisfy its own market of POL in compliance with the new environmental standards

The share of non-primary exports in total exports will double and triple by 2040

Transition to Latin graphics will commence

95% of the population will speak Kazakh

15% of the area under cultivation will make use of water-saving technologies.

The issue of providing water for irrigation will be resolve

GDP per capita will stand at $60 000

The urban population will represent 70% of the total population in Kazakhstan