Every tenge must be used for the benefit of Kazakhstan economy, PM says
Kazakhstan will gradually resume international flights, Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov said at the government meeting. He stated that already at the end of this month it is planned to resume flights to Turkey.
“At the end of June, we plan to launch international flights between Kazakhstan and Turkey. In the future, as the epidemiological situation improves, Kazakhstan intends to resume international flights with other countries,” said Atamkulov.
Domestic flights from Nur-Sultan and Almaty to 20 cities of Kazakhstan were resumed in the country starting May 1. Today, 44 domestic routes are available for Kazakh residents. This is 349 flights per week or 49 flights per day. Air carriers’ services are in demand now. 188,000 airline tickets have already been purchased during this period. Many Kazakh residents also choose to use rail transport. Since the ticket offices resumed their work on May 15, they have already sold 650,000 railway tickets. From June 1, 54 passenger trains resumed operations in Kazakhstan.
This year, compared to the same period in 2019, the total volume of container traffic through Kazakhstan increased by 30.1 percent. Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov shared the results of industrial development over the last five months at the government meeting. He stated that output in the sector grew by 4.8 percent, while the index of the physical volume of production in manufacturing stood at 4.9 percent. The growth was achieved due to non-ferrous metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, light industry, mechanical engineering and so on.
“The engineering industry is showing good results. Within five months of this year, the volume of production in the industry increased by 18.5 percent. The output of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers grew by 47.1 percent, machinery and equipment by 6.7 percent, production of other vehicles by 125.2 percent and computers by 3.8 percent,” Atamkulov said.
Kazakhstan managed to maintain the growth rate of investments. Since the beginning of the year, the volume of fixed investment increased by 0.1 percent compared to the same period last year. When comparing last two months of work, in May this figure increased by 32 percent. Private investment is also growing. The growth amounted to 25.7 percent.
“Our goal is to restore the pre-crisis pace of economic development as soon as possible. All urgent measures taken to support the economy and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan to restore economic growth until the end of this year should contribute to achieving this goal,” said Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
The regions of Kazakhstan must also make the necessary efforts now. Mamin stated that the regions of the country need to actively take measures on the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan to restore the economic growth. This also applies to the state programs. Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructed to ensure maximum support for the domestic production, as well as attract investment, promote export, take care of maintaining employment and creating permanent jobs.
“In the current circumstances, it is necessary to spend budget funds rationally and efficiently. Every tenge must be used for the benefit of the country’s economy,” Mamin said.
Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin stressed that following the results of six months, the performance of the central government authorities, as well as Mayors’ and Governors’ offices of the country will be discussed at the expanded session of the Government chaired by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.