Nursultan Nazarbayev received Askar Mamin and Alikhan Smailov

Photo by the press service of RK First President
First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received Prime Minister Askar Mamin and First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, reports citing the press service of Elbasy.

During the meeting, the Chairman of the "Nur Otan" party was informed about the progress of the Roadmap aimed at implementing the party's electoral program.

Member of the Bureau of the Party's Political Council, Prime Minister Askar Mamin noted that the electoral program is a continuation of the course of reforms carried out in the country. He stressed that the party has set ambitious, but well-defined goals, the achievement of which is supported by all the necessary resources.

Also during the meeting, the First President of Kazakhstan was informed about the results of socio-economic development for the first quarter of 2021, the work of the Government to maintain the growth rate of the national economy in the context of the global crisis.

It was noted that according to the results of the first quarter, there is a tendency of growth of indicators in the basic sectors of the economy.

In particular, growth was noted in the manufacturing industry (+ 7.5%), construction (+ 13.1%) and agriculture (+ 2.8%). Also, positive growth rates are observed in mechanical engineering (+ 21.8%), pharmaceuticals (+ 9.1%), chemical industry (+ 14.2%), metallurgy (+ 2.3%), and a number of other sectors of the domestic economy. The growth of investments in fixed assets, excluding the mining and metallurgical sector, amounted to 34%.

All this made it possible to adjust the projected real growth of the country's GDP from 2.8% to 3.1% at the end of 2021. Inflation is forecast in the 4-6 percent corridor.

The head of government also reported on the draft of the revised republican budget, aimed at implementation of the Nur Otan party's electoral program for 2021-2025, the strategic initiatives of the Elbasy and the Address of the Head of State.

In addition, funding will be directed to the implementation of full-scale measures to combat COVID-19, modernization of the healthcare system, fulfillment of the state's social obligations to the population, as well as the implementation of key government programs.

The Elbasy noted the importance of systematic work to improve the country's economic performance.

"The economy shows a recovery in basic indicators. This is good. Growth in mechanical engineering amounted to almost 22 percent. Light industry is also dynamically developing. In general, there is good growth in the manufacturing industry, the construction sector, the agro-industrial complex and in a number of other industries," the First President of Kazakhstan emphasized.

During the conversation, stabilization of the sanitary and epidemiological situation and actions aimed at increasing the number of vaccinated were touched upon.

The Elbasy noted the importance of awareness-raising about the importance of vaccination among the population.

"You should take care of your health. It is important to wear a mask, wash your hands, not attend mass events, to get vaccination. This is the only way we can overcome this difficult period," Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized.
19:36, 15 April 2021