On April 11, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev met with Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov, who reported on the progress of the implementation of the programme aimed at increasing people’s incomes, the press office of Akorda reported.
The Deputy Prime Minister reported that the wages of more than 1 million public sector employees and quasi-government workers would rise. Moreover, about 2.8 million employees of large businesses, who receive government support, would augment their incomes.
As was reported, speaking at the government meeting, Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov criticized the government agencies for the failure to curb the surge in prices of basic food items. He noted that such an approach negates the large-scale consistent work being done to increase people’s incomes.
Tugzhanov reported on the plans of the Cabinet of Ministers to create new jobs through the implementation of investment projects in the economy and business sectors, as well as the expansion of new innovative industries.
The Deputy Prime Minister reported on the measures taken to support socially vulnerable categories of the population. The Bakytty Otbasy project will create employment opportunities for 20,000 women of many children and children with disabilities. Grants will be provided for young people, and the Youth Practice and First Job projects will be launched.
Commenting on the report, the President gave specific instructions.