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Ministry of Agriculture summed up results of meetings on problems of agricultural development in regions

by October 13, 2016 Legal

According to the Ministry, the Minister of Agriculture held meetings with almost all of the regional mayor’s offices from 31 August to 21 September of this year and considered more than 150 problematic issues; specific decisions were made by more than 80 issues and 70 issues will be worked up.

The greatest number of questions, namely about 45, concerned the problems in the sphere of veterinary safety, about 30 questions – additional funding in the livestock industry, the investment subsidies and a number of other areas, as well as improvement of agribusiness subsidy mechanisms.

Many of them have been solved during the meeting.

Thus, in particular, the mayor’s offices were informed that budget request for the additional need to subsidize the development of livestock breeding has been filed, increase the productivity and quality of livestock products in 2016 in the amount of 30.2 billion tenge, which is approved in its entirety, as well as on the implementation of the program to subsidize agribusiness entities with investments about 12.7 billion tenge will be further allocated from the national budget within the framework of promoting economic growth and employment in 2016-2017.

“To date, the law on the republican budget for 2016-2018 was signed, budget information will be brought to the regions in the near future,” the Ministry of Agriculture reported.

The Ministry noted that the meeting in a new format will take place on a regular basis. The data of the meeting the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A. Myrzakhmetov with representatives of the regions is aimed not only at scoring problems, but also, more importantly, to find solutions. In addition, it will serve as an impetus for building effective cooperation between local executive bodies and the Ministry.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan