Import worth 1 trn tenge must be replaced with domestic production - Nazarbayev

Astana. January 30. KazTAG - Experts believe that products worth approximately 1 trln tenge can be replaced by domestic products, said Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan.
"The volumes of regulated purchases in the state make 11 trln tenge. Experts estimate the probability of replacement to about 1 trln tenge of imported products with domestic ones. How systematically it will be depends on the result of our work. This is our job, we are paid for it, ” N. Nazarbayev said at the expanded government meeting.
He reminded that today the barriers have been significantly lowered, the business climate has improved, the state control has been reduced due to the adoption of legislation.
“The Government allocated 385 bn tenge within the framework of the business roadmap. 20 thousand projects received financial support, about 180 thousand entrepreneurs were trained. The development potential in the future is huge. At the same time, the production volume of SMEs decreased in the Pavlodar and Turkestan regions. It is necessary to pay attention to this. Next time report what you have achieved. I instruct the government to work with it. Each akim is personally responsible for the development of SMEs, the government is personally responsible represented by (Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Yerbolat - KazTAG) Dosayev," he said.

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