Serik Akhmetov informed the President on the outcome of socio-economic developments of the country over January of the current year and on the course of realization of orders assigned by the President at the meeting held in January this year.
“The 4.5 percent growth of the country’s economy is provided over the January this year. We observed some reductions in the indicators of the manufacturing industry related to the decrease of world prices and demand. In general, all industries of the country started the current year with positive results,” the Prime Minister said.
The President paid attention to the need for permanent control and monitoring of the socio-economic development and further maintenance of the country’s GDP growth rate.
“It is necessary that the enterprises put into operation within the framework of accelerated industrial innovative development programme last year began to manufacture with planned operating capacity. It will have a significant impact on boosting the country’s further economic growth,” the President stressed.
The Prime Minister also informed on the adoption of a new industrial programme of development of the agro-industrial complex for 2013-2020, aimed to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural sphere and ensure the food security of the country.
Moreover, Serik Akhmetov briefed the President on preparations for hosting the Astana EXPO-2017 International Exhibition and noted that this issue is under permanent control of the Government.
Following the meeting, the President gave specific instructions to further boost the economic development of Kazakhstan.