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Monday, September 21st, 2020

Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan summarizes results of meetings on problems of agricultural development in the regions

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Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan reported on the results of meetings with regional akimats led by Deputy Prime Minister � Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov on the challenging issues of developing the agroindustrial complex in the regions.

According to the Ministry, from August 31 to September 21, 2016, Minister of Agriculture held meetings with almost all regional akimats, which covered over 150 challenging issues; the specific decisions were made on 80 of them, while 70 issues are being additionally worked on.

The greatest number of questions � about 45 � concerned the problems of veterinary safety; about 30 questions were related to additional funding of the livestock industry, the investment subsidies and a range of other directions, as well as improving the agribusiness subsidy mechanisms.

The majority of them was solved during the meeting and immediately taken from consideration.

Thus, in particular, the akimats were informed that within the framework of promoting economic growth and employment a budget request was submitted in 2016-2017 for additional need to subsidize the livestock breeding development, increase the productivity and quality of livestock products in 2016 for the amount of 30.2 billion tenge, which is approved in its entirety; republican budget will additionally allocate about 12.7 billion tenge for implementing the subsidy program for agroindustrial complex.

To date, the law on republican budget for 2016-2018 is signed, these budgeting funds will be brought to the regions in the nearest time, Ministry of Agriculture clarified.

The Ministry notes that from now on the new-format meetings will be held on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the meetings of Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A. Myrzakhmetov with representatives of the regions are aimed not only at voicing the problems, but also, more importantly, at finding solutions. In addition, they will serve as an impetus for building effective cooperation between local executive bodies and the Ministry.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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