Meeting of Supreme Council for Reforms chaired by Kazakh President

Healthcare, digitalization, agro-industrial complex and much more. 10 national projects and concepts of their development were presented to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at a meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms. They are aimed at fulfilling national priorities and a development plan until 2025.

“If national projects are implemented, more than a million jobs will be created. The life expectancy of citizens was increased to 74 years. The gap in GDP per capita between regions was reduced almost up to three times. The provision of state services was increased to 100 percent of citizens,” said Kairat Kelimbetov, chairperson, Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms.

The head of state instructed the Government to submit specific agreed, financed texts of national projects by August 15. Also at the meeting, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dwelled on the tasks that will be entrusted to the new local self-government body – Kenes.

“Kenes is a fundamentally new institution, it must have real levers of influence on decision-making and control. An important novelty will be the granting of local governments the right to adjust the rates for individual local taxes within the established framework. In this part, it is Kenes that will make decisions based on the real social and economic situation in the countryside. That is, Kenes will determine itself whether maximum fiscal revenues or lower taxes are needed to attract business,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan.