Realization of Kazakhstan Development Program for 2010-2020 to be started next year


Realization of Kazakhstan Development Program for 2010-2020 to be started next yearKazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has told about the big international integration projects “West Europe – West China”, “Turkmenistan – China”, “Beineu – Bozoi” gas pipeline, passing through the territory of our state today during his visit to the new office of “Egemen Kazakhstan” newspaper.

N.Nazarbayev also named other projects the country will continue to work on in the future, creating new jobs and conditions for country’s development.

The Head of the State stressed that there is no any state that plans the economy growth just after the crisis. The Government developed the Kazakhstan Development Program for 2010-2020. The first five-year plan of the implementation of the program will be put into practice next year.

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We try to bring together Europe and Asia: President


Lyudmila Malko

“We will try to pull together Europe and Asia”, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said today at the new office of “Egemen Kazakhstan” newspaper answering question of CEO of “Arna-Media” Holding Yerlan Baizhanov on the priorities of the foreign policy of Kazakhstan for the coming two years, taking into account the Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship in 2010 and the OIC chairmanship in 2011.

“How do you think, are we able to pull them together somehow as long as these are the two different worlds?”, Y.Baizhanov asked.

“This is a good question. Yes, there exist opinions on possibility of a clash of two civilizations. But our country cooperates with the civilizations in the Alliance. We hold congresses of the religious leaders. Our initiative on the confidence-building measures in Asia is another great work. In this regard, we should think over how to build up the work on this direction”, the President answered.

He also noted that his good contacts with the Vatican, the King of Saudi Arabia and a range of leaders of these two different worlds are able to support the establishment of mutual understanding between the civilizations.

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President to give instruction to law enforcement bodies to bring to responsibility people spreading rumors on land sale to Chinese


Muratbek Makulbekov

I will give an instruction to law enforcement bodies to bring to responsibility those, who spread vicious rumors on sale of land to the Chinese. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced it answering the journalists’ questions within visit of new office of “Egemen Kazakhstan” newspaper.

“In live broadcast I told, that we can provide with land, for example, China, for cropping. Some people began to talk, that land will be sold. According to 23rd article of the Land Code, land cannot be sold to foreigners”, the President said.

He noted that agricultural lands can be sold only to Kazakhstan citizens.

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Kazakhstan was predicted default, but we finish year with positive results – Head of State


Muratbek Makulbekov

Kazakhstan finishes the year with positive results in its economic development and this is a great victory for us. President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it during the talk with the chiefs of national mass media at a new office of Egemen Kazakhstan newspaper yesterday.

“Many countries have faced severe problems. Do you remember the bankruptcy of Island? In fact, all Baltic States faced the same situation, they had to cut pensions, sell the building of the local municipality to provide living of the city authorities. The USA has recorded bankruptcy of 140 enterprises. The largest companies, leaders of the world economy like General Motors, Opel – the giants of auto-industry didn’t know what to do”, the President said.

He reminded of the money of Kazakhstan’s National Fund accumulated in the good times. “These funds saved our economy in crisis period”, N. Nazarbayev noted.

The world experts forecasted economic collapse for Kazakhstan after Island and Baltic States. However, the IMF is ready to provide a loan for us to date.

On October 13, 2009 the Head of the State held a session of Government at which major anti-crisis measures were defined including: maintenance of the banks, support of housing investors, support of agrarian sector, small and medium businesses and continue development of social programs.

“Due to this, Kazakhstan finishes the year 2009 with positive results. It is a great victory for us”, N. Nazarbayev stressed.