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Kazakhstan to spend more than KZT270bn to combat terrorism and extremism

07 March, 2018, 10:29 241
Kazakhstan to spend more than KZT270bn to combat terrorism and extremism

The amount of up to 270 billion tenge is planned to spend to combat terrorism and extremism in the period of 5 years.  

Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Nurgali Bilisbekov at the meeting of the Government of Kazakhstan presented a draft state program on countering religious extremism and terrorism in Kazakhstan for 2018-2022, BNews.kz correspondent reports.  

“The program provides the implementation of 80 measures, o which, 35 are social. It is planned to allocate more than 270 billion tenge over 5 years to implement them. 209.3 billion tenge from the republican budget and 6.7 billion tenge from the local budgets. It is planned to supply the special and law enforcement bodies with modern equipment, to organize preventive measures, as well as to increase professional skills of workers of law enforcement bodies,” Deputy of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Nurgali Bilisbekov said.

According to him, the state program is a logical continuation of the projects that were implemented in 2013-2017. The program involves the advanced international experience, positive elaborations of state bodies, as well as public and expert opinions.

“The program focuses on countering of those with radical outlook, as well as countering of violent demonstration of extremism and terrorism. It will be implemented by dealing with the four tasks,” he said.

According to the speaker, to reduce the number of radicals is planned by improving the preventive measures of religious extremism and terrorism, decreasing the influence of external factors on the radicalization of the people of Kazakhstan.

As he notes, the state program provides for the appraisal of timeliness of preventing terrorist acts and other actions of a violence character.

Also, according to the speaker, it is planned to increase the share of facilities corresponding to the requirements up to 90% to decrease terrorist acts in the most vulnerable locations.