In Aktobe, at the M. Ospanov West Kazakhstan State Medical University, President held a public convention, Kazpravda.kz cites the Akorda press service reporting.
Congratulating the meeting attendees on the upcoming 150th anniversary of the city of Aktobe, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev observed that the region has ample industrial, logistic and transit potential.
"The region has all the opportunities for dynamic development. It is important to note the activity of local businessmen. Over 1,400 projects have been implemented in the region under the Tugan Zher program. In addition, foreign investors are actively involved in the construction of social facilities," he said.
The main tasks of the Government and akims, he went on to say, remain improvement of the population’s quality of life and economic growth.
President then focused on the unsolved problems of the region.
"The average salary in the region is 141 thousand tenge, while the republic average size is 168 thousand tenge. Difference in incomes of different districts’ residents is significant. Decent wages are an important factor impacting the welfare of the whole society. Therefore, this issue is always under my special attention. The income level of the population should be an indicator of the work of akimats, "said Tokayev.
He tasked the Government, local executive bodies to take steps to build high-quality and affordable housing, increase incomes of the population, support business activity and form a middle class, as well as develop the transit and transport potential of the region.
In addition, the President pointed to the low level of digitization of the region, limited access to the Internet in rural localities, and also set a number of tasks for the development of rural districts.