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Since the start of this year, 282 thousand people received social support measures Berdibek Saparbayev on implementation of Elbasy’s “Aleumettik Qamqorlyq” initiatives

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Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Berdibek Saparbayev reported that from April 1, 2019, documents on the appointment of targeted social assistance have been accepted everywhere. Approximately 180 thousand people have submitted applications.

In order to conduct awareness-raising work on social initiatives of Elbasy, the working goup led by the Deputy Prime Minister Gulshara Abdykalikova visited seven regions of the country and districts of Nur-Sultan. Work in this direction continues.

In general, the local executive bodies will provide 83 billion tenge for social support measures for 821 thousand people in 2019. Since the beginning of the year, assistance has already been provided to 282 thousand people for 9.3 billion tenge. In addition, in 2019, it is planned to create 373 thousand new jobs, 31.9 thousand jobs have already been created.

The minister also noted that until 2025, 500 billion tenge will be allocated from the republican budget to provide housing for 58 thousand families through the provision of rental housing and concessional loans through Housing Constructuion Savings Bank JSC.

In his opinion, the business community should become a partner of the state in the social sphere.

Corporate social responsibility should be perceived in society as an effective activity that enhances the company’s reputation. As this is a voluntary contribution of business to the development of its country, its social and economic spheres, he stressed.

In Kazakhstan, there are 1,178 large enterprises that employ 23.3 thousand workers from among parents of many children, of which 15 thousand need housing. The minister also gave positive examples of social initiatives of business in the regions of the country. So, in the first quarter of 2019 at the expense of patrons, sponsors and individuals social assistance was provided to low-income and large families for 3 billion tenge, almost 5 thousand jobs were created, 1.4 thousand of the low-income people were employed. Accommodation was provided to 268 families.

Concluding his report, Saparbayev noted the importance of jointly discussing with business structures the implementation of a number of social support measures, including subsidizing an initial contribution of 10% for the purchase of housing to their low-income and high-income employees under the programs of Housing Construction Savings Bank JSC Baqytty Otbasy, Nurly Zher and others.

It should be noted that at the meeting of the Government there were business representatives who supported the idea of Elbasy Aleumettik Qamqorlyq and started the implementation of specific social projects. The implementation of the Balameken project in the Kyzylorda region, focused on building houses for large families and low-income families at the expense of private funds, said the Director of the Bulat Utemuratov Fund Marat Aitmagambetov. The initiator A. Nurlanova told about the project Business in Three Days in the Mangystau region, aimed at helping people to start a business and new mini-productions at home.

During the consideration of the issue, Chair of JSC Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chair of Atameken Ablay Myrzakhmetov also spoke. Akims of Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev, Kostanay region � Archimed Mukhambetov reported on ongoing work to support socially vulnerable categories of citizens, including through joint projects with the business community.

In conclusion, the Deputy Prime Minister Gulshara Abdykalikova noted that the results of the visits of the Government working group to clarify the new social measures of Elbasy Aleumettik Qamqorlyq show that both the population and the leaders of large enterprises, business structures and trade unions actively support the new social measures. The initiative impulse of business in the issues of social support of its employees and the local population was noted.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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