DARIGA NAZARBAYEVA: LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE A VALID AND STRONG LINK IN GOVERNANCE OF THE COUNTRY
The Chairwoman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament, Dariga Nazarbayeva, arrived in Pavlodar region on a working visit, the Senate’s press release informs.
The meeting with deputies of Pavlodar’s city and regional maslikhat touched upon the issues of interaction among regional law-making bodies and the Senate of Parliament. According to Dariga Nazarbayeva, local self-government has to be a valid and strong link in the country’s system of governance.
The Senate Speaker was informed on the most acute issues of the region’s development, including the increased rates for outpatient services, the quality and safety of construction, pupils’ warm meals.
The deputies also updated the Speaker on the environmental issues the regional facing, they include the contamination of the air because of industrial production.
In her speech, the Senate Speaker emphasized the funding of environmental protection. She stressed that the plants harmful to the environment get away with just small fines and that the situation needs changes. She also raised the issues of the allocation of the funds collected.
What or who collects those fines? This is what we should seriously discuss with the Government. It should work like this: most funds collected from emissions of a region’s plants must stay within the region and spend for environment protection events, she said.
While touring S.Toraigyrov Universal Scientific Library, she attended a meeting with the members of the regional and city’s public councils to go over the role of publicity in dialogue among the power and the population, as well as the improvement of the mechanisms for public council’s works.
She also visited the Aluminum Plant situated within the Pavlodar special economic zone, where she got familiarized with the zone and the conditions for investors. The Senate Speaker toured Giessenhaus producing aluminum and light-alloy wheels. Launched in 2017, the plant’s capacity is 5400 tons of products a year.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050