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Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructs to step up the development of public-private partnership

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by October 22, 2019 Business

At the Government conference call chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, issues of development of public-private partnership were considered.

Ministers of national economy Ruslan Dalenov, industry and infrastructure development Beibut Atamkulov, healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov, education and science Askhat Aimagambetov, akims of the Karaganda region Zhenis Kassymbek, Akmola region Yermek Marzhikpaev, First Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov reported on the work being done in this direction.

As of Oct. 1, 2019, 615 PPP agreements worth 1.6 trillion tenge were concluded, of which attracted investments 551.5 billion tenge, including for republican projects 339.5 billion tenge, for local projects 212 billion tenge. At various stages of planning and preparation of projects, there are 638 projects worth 1.9 trillion tenge.

There are 547 PPP facilities worth about 472 billion tenge at the operational stage, of which 541 are of local importance worth 288.4 billion tenge and 6 of republican significance worth 183.6 billion tenge.

At the implementation stage (investment period), there are 68 objects worth 1,091 billion tenge, of which 65 are of local significance worth 365 billion tenge and 3 of republican significance worth 725.9 billion tenge are: Big Almaty Ring Road, provision broadband Internet access in rural areas, a system for collecting data on air passengers.

In the field of healthcare, local executive bodies concluded 127 PPP agreements totaling 58.9 billion tenge in the last 3 years. In 2019 alone, 21 contracts were concluded worth 23.5 billion tenge. In the period from 2019 to 2024, under the PPP, it is planned to build 16 large hospitals at the republican level for 838.5 billion tenge, of which 7 projects have so far been launched.

In the field of education, 558 PPP projects are implemented worth 243 billion tenge. Since January 2019, 98 private schools have received a state order on the basis of per capita financing in the amount of 6 billion tenge. At the beginning of the 2019 2020 academic year, 47 new private schools opened. By the end of the year, 13 more new private schools will open. Seventy projects include the construction of student dormitories.

The head of Government noted the positive dynamics and instructed to intensify work on the development of PPPs.

The development of PPP is one of the priorities of the Government. The most significant projects are implemented in sectors such as transport and infrastructure, energy and utilities, education, healthcare, said Mamin.

The prime minister instructed to continue the implementation of major infrastructure projects, including transport and energy, in the field of housing and communal services, for which to work out the necessary changes to the legislation, taking into account international best practices in the development of PPP.

The head of Government instructed interested state bodies together with the Ministry of National Economy to develop Roadmaps for the development of PPPs in supervised sectors. Their progress will be heard at meetings of the Government Project Office.

In general, we need to build effective interaction between the state and a private partner in order to ensure sustainable socio-economic development of the country, summarized Mamin.

Source: Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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