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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses issues of social modernization with the public of Aktobe region

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Bakytzhan Sagintayev during a working visit to Aktobe region held a meeting with the region’s public on issues of social modernization.

The meeting discussed topical directions of the social development of the region, including healthcare, education, entrepreneurship support, employment, housing provision, as well as other issues of public concern.

The meeting was addressed by Akim of Aktobe region B. Saparbayev, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population T. Duissenova, Minister of Healthcare Y. Birtanov, Director of LLP Akbobek K. Aydarkhanova, Director of SMMO Khromtau Mining and Technical College B. Muldasheva, Chairman of the Regional Council of Veterans K. Birmanov, Head of the Employment Center of Aktobe A. Medetova, Chairman of NGO Center for Support of Paralyzed Citizens of the Aktobe Region K. Baimenova, Director of the Employment Center of the City of Alga A. Abdualiyeva.

Summing up the meeting, Prime Minister noted that Kazakhstan’s economic modernization, outlined by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness”, will be accompanied by the emergence of significant opportunities for citizens.

At the same time, the digitalization of the economy, automation of production, on the one hand, will require highly qualified specialists, especially in the field of IT technologies. On the other hand, these processes will lead to the release of a part of the labor force. Therefore, the Government is already working to create conditions for a controlled flow of workers. No less important are the issues of creating jobs and increasing people’s access to business.

B. Sagintayev emphasized that to achieve these tasks, the issues of employment are being translated into a new plane in the new Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship State Program. And if earlier the task was only to provide employment, now it is an issue of ensuring productive and effective employment.

Also Bakytzhan Sagintayev recalled that the Head of State in his Address set the task – to change the role of the education system, since it should become the central link of the new model of economic growth.

In this regard, as part of the State Program for the development of education, both its infrastructure and its content are updated.

In addition, B. Sagintayev emphasized that profound changes are also being made in the healthcare sphere. Thus, starting January 1, 2018, compulsory social medical insurance is being introduced, which is designed to significantly improve the level of medical care for citizens.

Also, construction continues of hospitals, clinics, paramedic centers; and issues will be worked out of developing the net of medical-sanitary first aid and narrow specialists’ private offices.

In conclusion, the Prime Minister noted that the social sphere is faced with major tasks, which the Government will solve jointly with the public. However, responsibility for the implementation of these tasks lies with local executive bodies, since success will depend on how well the work is carried out locally.

Following the meeting, B. Sagintayev tasked the responsible state bodies and the regional Akimat to take all raised issues under control.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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