WEEKLY REVIEW: Change of Cabinet Head should intensify efforts to achieve the goals of Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy


This week was marked by the resignation of the Head of Government which resulted in a number of changes.

WEEKLY REVIEW: Change of Cabinet Head should intensify efforts to achieve the goals of Kazakhstan-2050 StrategyOn Monday, March 31 Minister of Emergency Situations and Akim of Karaganda region met with the population of Kokpekty village. A flash flood triggered by a dam burst killed five people and injured nine others. Vladimir Bozhko and Baurjan Abdishev answered the questions of the citizens, expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.

On Tuesday, April 1 at the meeting of the Government the former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov instructed to monitor flood situation in all regions and cities of the state.

According to the comprehensive plan for the modernization of heating networks for 2014-2020 presented by the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, it is proposed to allocate 120 billion tenge for the modernization of 17 basic heating networks, Chairman of the agency Murat Ospanov announced at a meeting of the Government.

On Wednesday, April 2, the head of Transport and Communications Ministry Zhenis Kasymbek discussed cooperation with the ambassadors of Georgia and Iran. The sides noted the dynamic development of bilateral relations and discussed further collaboration.

The same day Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov resigned. Speaking at a meeting of the Government, Serik Akhmetov expressed gratitude to the Head of State.

“On my own behalf and on behalf of the Government I want to express gratitude to President Nursultan Nazarbayev for his confidence,” he said. Serik Akhmetov also thanked the members of the Government for the work done.

On the same day the Majilis approved Karim Massimov candidacy for the post of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. All 103 deputies voted unanimously for the appointment of Karim Massimov as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev signed a decree appointing Karim Massimov as the Prime Minister.

On Thursday, April 3 Nazarbayev commented appointments during a meeting with the leadership of the Presidential Administration.

On Friday, April 4, Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree “On the composition of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, according to which all heads of ministries remained in their places, except for the Minister of Defense. Adilbek Dzhaksybekov moved to a position of Secretary of State. Serik Akhmetov was appointed the Minister of Defence.

On the same day, the Ministry of Regional Development specified pricing for affordable housing in Kazakhstan.

At the end of the working week the new Prime Minister Karim Massimov has held the first meeting of the Government.