Weekly Review: Kazakhstan strengthens beef farming state support and foodstuff price control


Muratbek Makulbekov

Weekly Review: Kazakhstan strengthens beef farming state support and foodstuff price controlThe Kazakh Government has implemented basic national measures of the country’s socioeconomic development and tasks stemming from the President’s State-of-the-Nation Address.

The Parliament gave such an estimate to the Government’s activity in 2010. The country proceeded to large scale beef farming development, but as the increasing epizootic outbreaks show the country faces a number of problems as a result of general weakening of the official veterinary and legal culture decrease among the entrepreneurs.

On Monday, June 20, the joint session of the Parliament brought to the light and approved the Government’s Report on execution of the republican budget for 2010 and the Accounts Committee for the Control over execution of the republican budget.

On Tuesday PM Massimov chaired a governmental meeting on the development of the country’s beef husbandry. Agriculture Minister A.Mamytbekov and heads of key stock raising regions reported on the realization of the beef farming development project and export potential increase measures.

The same day the Premier held a sitting of the Committee for the development of proposals for an integrated information system “Export and import operations one-stop shop”. The gathered focused on “E-one-stop shop” draft concept for 2011-2013 and an action plan for its implementation.

On Wednesday the Agency for Protection of Competition held a regular meeting of the working group on monitoring the foodstuff prices situation on internal and external markets, elaboration of food security packages, protection of the home market and stabilization of food prices.

During his working rip to East Kazakhstan region Prime Minister visited on Wed the Semey TPP-1 and got acquainted with the preparations for the autumn and winter period ahead. In Kurchatov Massimov surveyed the National Nuclear Centre, EAGLE research facilioty and visited the Nuclear Technologies Park.

The next day, on June 23 the Premier called on the Interdisciplinary Research and Development Complex in Astana to observe the heavy-ion accelerator put into operation in 2006. It is the first largest nuclear and physical facility in the former USSR.

On Thursday Berik Kamaliyev, the Transport and Communications Minister of Kazakhstan, held a telephone conference. As stated there, it is planned to disburse KZT 161 bln and build 730 km of the “West Europe-West China transport corridor in 2011.

On Friday Premier Massimov has held talks with heads of diplomatic missions of Japan, Poland and Germany in Astana. The parties focused on prospects for the development of trade and economic interaction and investment cooperation.

The same day Massimov chaired a meeting of the State Economic Modernization Committee involving ministers, Parliament deputies, heads of oblast akimats, Astana and Almaty mayors, national companies.