Price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline and diesel in the regions of Kazakhstan should not exceed the level of the last year, announced Acting Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. He noted that on behalf of the Head of State, Kazakhstan soon will adopt a ruling to introduce state regulation of prices for LPG for 180 days. The Cabinet, which is still performing its duties, was instructed to work out the rules for organizing and conducting auctions in liquefied gas. Also, to postpone the full transition to the sale of fuel through the electronic trading platform for a year. Within 20 days, the Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition will carry out a full investigation of the price agreement for the sale of gas. The comprehensive plan for the development of the gas industry will also be finalized, and the state examination for the construction of a plant in Mangystau region will be accelerated. Alikhan Smailov outlined clear terms for each task set by the President.
“The Ministry of National Economy jointly with the Ministry of Industry and mayors were instructed to consider the issue of introducing a moratorium on increasing utility tariffs for the population for 180 days and submit proposals by the end of the workday. The Labor Ministry with governors were assigned to work out an issue on subsidizing rent for socially vulnerable segments of the population, and also submit proposals by the end of the workday. The Finance Ministry was instructed to prepare a bill “On bankruptcy of individuals” within a month. The Health and Education Ministries should create a public foundation to solve healthcare issues and problems of children,” Smailov said.
Translation by Saniya Sakenova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova