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Senators considered the bill on gas supply to the Baikonur complex

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The bill On Ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on Gas Supply to the Baikonur Complex was considered at the extended session of the Committee on Economic Policy, Innovation Development and Entrepreneurship.

The bill provides for ratification of the international agreement regulating the legal foundation for gas supply to the gas consumers at the Baikonur complex.

Vice Minister of Energy Asset MAGAUOV said in his report that in total 328 multi apartment and 45 private houses, 3 kindergartens, 5 general education schools, as well as a multi specialty hospital have been gasified in Baikonur city. To avoid social tensions and discrimination between Russian and Kazakh consumers, the price of retail sales of gas will be the same. Thus, as part of the Agreement, there will be no provision for the registration of activities of gas supplying and operating organizations in Baikonur city to exclude their double taxation, he added.

The document provides for amendments and additions to a number of legislative acts.

Senators also considered the bill On Ratification of the Ninth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union.

The adoption of the bill will allow improving the development of communication between the countries through the effective functioning of postal services and contributing to the goals of international cooperation in the cultural, social and economic fields by plenipotentiary representatives of the governments of the contracting countries, as well as stimulating the development of high quality, accessible, universal postal services.

According to the report of Vice Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Daryn TUYAKOV, the adoption of the bill will not entail negative financial, legal, environmental and socio economic consequences, as well as establishes favorable conditions for the development of international cooperation in the postal service sector. Moreover, it does not entail financial expenses from the Republican budget.

The documents have been submitted to the Chamber for consideration.

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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