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Kazakhstan founds two new ministries

17 June, 2019 17:05
In an effort to further enhance the public administration system of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev closed the decree to set up two new ministries.

“In accordance with subparagraph 3 of Article 44 of the Constitution of Kazakhstan with a view to modernizing and enhancing the public administration system, I hereby decide:

1.To set up

1) The Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan transferring it the functions and powers of:

the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to form and implement the domestic and foreign commercial policies, international economic integration, consumer right protection;

the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the realm of technical regulation, standardization and measurement uniformity;

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan to coordinate activities in export promotion;

2) The Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan transferring it the functions and powers of:

the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to form and implement the state policy of environment protection, solid waste management, protection, control over the rational use of natural resources;

the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan to use and safeguard water use, water supply, wastewater disposal, forestry;

the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the area of state geological research, reproduction of the minerals and raw material base.

2. The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan is responsible for:

1) redeploying posts and positions within the governmental agencies and their subordinate organizations in agreement with the Kazakh Presidential Administration;

2) adopting the measures to implement this decree.

3. To determine the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan as successors of the rights and obligations of the Ministries of National Economy, Foreign Affairs, Energy, Agriculture, Industry and Infrastructural Development within the functions and powers transferred.

4. Amend the decree of the President of Kazakhstan as of January 22, 1999, No.6 “On the structure of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan” as follows:

To add the following lines to paragraph 1:

“The Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan; the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

5. Charge the Kazakh Presidential Administration with the control over the implementation of the decree.

6. The decree takes effect from the day of signing”, the decree reads.

In accordance with the Kazakh President’s decrees, Bakhyt Sultanov named Minister of Trade and Integration, and Magzuma Mirzagaliyeva – Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.