President airs discontent with utilities’ tariffs growth and education cost

19 July, 2018, 16:13 251
President airs discontent with utilities’ tariffs growth and education cost

Head of state has met with Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev. The meeting reviewed the results of the Government's activities for the first half of 2018 and the progress in implementing state and sector programs.

Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that, despite the growth of socio-economic development indicators, the programs adopted by the state do not cover the population in full, reports.

"We have adopted industrial, infrastructure and social programs, but local executive bodies and ministries do not finish them, the approved programs do not reach the regions," the Head of State said.

The President noted the decline in the quality of medical services and education, pointing to the growth of tariffs for utilities and the cost of education in the country's universities.

"The cost of public services has increased, medical services have deteriorated, education has become expensive, young people prefer Russian universities because of poor quality of training in our universities. Such problems are becoming more urgent for our society," Nursultan Nazarbayev added.

In addition, the head of state dwelled on the issues of increasing the role of small and medium business in the country's economy, as well as the formation of a professional state apparatus.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the importance of the qualitative implementation of the "Five Social Initiatives" and an infrastructure development program. Along with this, the Head of State drew attention to the issue of road construction in the regions.

In conclusion, the President instructed to provide the Government and local executive bodies with better execution of the adopted state and sectoral programs and careful monitoring of their implementation.