The Government of Kazakhstan developed a national plan to implement the orders of the President of Kazakhstan
Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan T. Suleymenov reported that 19 activities aimed at the development of the digital industry, technological modernization of basic sectors of the economy, including the fourth industrial revolution elements, attraction of investments, development of transport infrastructure, as well as development of scientific potential are provided in the framework of the first priority – accelerated technological modernization.
The project envisages the development of new policy documents such as “Digital Kazakhstan” State program, the Export and Investment Strategy of the country, the adoption of the AIC State program, as well as changes in “Nurly Zhol” state program and the development of productive employment and mass business.
18 activities aimed at creating the best business environment and reducing state involvement in the economy are provided within the second priority -a major expansion and improvement of the business environment. A set of measures on development of mass entrepreneurship, reduction of all types of costs to business will be taken at the regional level. Ranking of Cities and Regions on the ease of doing business with the establishment of a special prize will be introduced.
11 measures aimed at the gradual reduction of inflation to 3-4%, recovery of the banking sector, revitalization of the domestic stock market and the simplification of budgetary procedures are provided in the framework of the third priority – macroeconomic stability.
The fourth priority is the development of human capital. There are 10 activities. Curricula will be updated in the field of education; a phased transition to the trilingual education will be provided; professional standards in accordance with the labor market requirements will be updated. The work on informatization of mandatory social health insurance system and an explanation of the system among the population will be carried out in the health sector.
The legislation on social security will be taken in order to improve pension benefits and lump-sum allowances for childbirth. Also, the structure of the minimum subsistence level will be revised.
9 events are provided in the framework of the fifth priority – institutional change, security and the fight against corruption. Audit of all legislation on the subject of property rights protection efforts will be conducted; a road map for the implementation of the recommendations of the OECD will be developed.
State program to counter religious extremism and terrorism for 2017-2020 and the Concept of cybersecurity will be developed in order to ensure the national security.
Also, a bill providing the introduction of a uniform system of public procurement on the basis of a centralized service will be developed in order to improve the legislation in public procurement.
Kazakhstan will develop a unified strategy of the country’s transition to a new technological order to create new industries and new growth model for the next decade. A strategic plan “Kazakhstan 2025 – National Technology Initiative” will be developed for this purpose.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan