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Nazarbayev to Sagintayev: utilities all hiked their rates, medical services worsened

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Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the press service of Akorda informed.

The results of the Government’s activities for the first half of 2018 and the implementation of the state and sectoral programs were considered during the meeting.

According to the President of Kazakhstan, despite the growth of the socio-economic development indicators, the programs adopted by the state do not fully cover the population.

“The first half of the year is over. The indicators show the growth. In general, the well-being of the population is good. We adopted industrial, infrastructure and social programs. But the local executive bodies and ministries do not bring them to completion, the approved programs do not reach the regions”, the Head of State said.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the decline in the quality of medical services and education, pointing to the growth of the rates for utilities and the cost of education at the country’s universities.

“The cost of utilities has increased. Medical service has worsened. Education has become expensive. Young people prefer Russian universities because of poor quality of education at our universities. Such problems are becoming more urgent for our society”, the Head of State said.

The President of Kazakhstan dwelled on the issues of increasing the role of small and medium business in the country’s economy, as well as the formation of a professional state apparatus.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of the qualitative implementation of the “Five Social Initiatives” and an infrastructure development program. Along with this, the Head of State paid attention to the issue of the road construction in the regions.

In conclusion, the President of Kazakhstan instructed the Government and the local executive bodies to better execute the adopted state and sectoral programs and careful monitor their implementation.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050

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