11,000 repatriate families returned to Kazakhstan in 2016
This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov during the plenary session “The state and prospects of development of civil society” in the framework of the VII of the Civil Forum.
“Another area which I would like to draw your attention to is the socialization of compatriots returning to Kazakhstan. Here, the state and NGOs also have a large untapped potential.11,000 families returned home this year, which is 6 times more than in 2015. Our fellow citizens need help in preparation of documents, training, social adaptation. Just at this point the role of NGOs is almost indispensable, because you can not embed the administrative mechanisms of repatriates into the new society for them. This can only be done by gradually involving them in the design of the public,” Deputy Prime Minister said.
He also singled out the problem of the development of civil society institutions in the regions.
“It is no secret that the majority of well-known leaders of NGOs, as are non-governmental organizations are basically two centers – Astana and Almaty. About 6,000 non-profit organizations, accounting for 40% of the total number across the country, are registered in Almaty today,” I. Tasmagambetov noted.
In addition, Deputy Prime Minister said that all the recommendations of the Forum section will necessarily be considered by the Government, analyzed and taken into account when making decisions.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan