Senate amended draft budget for 2017 (PHOTO)

Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has chaired a meeting of the Senate, the Chamber's press service reported.
Nur-Sultan 17 November, 18:37

The senators have proposed a number of changes and additions to the draft law. The positive decisions were taken in following projects: in water supply and sanitation in East Kazakhstan and Pavlodar regions; in transport sector, including the reconstruction of roads in Pavlodar, Atyrau, North Kazakhstan oblasts; in housing and communal services; for the gasification of settlements of West Kazakhstan region, and others.

In order to strengthen the internal security of the country, it was requested to allocate additional funds for equipping the National Guard.

Senators also offered to send funds for the development of small businesses each year for 1, 2 billion tenge for 2017-2019 years.

Senators supported the amendment for a total amount of 26.1 billion tenge in 2017, 16.8 billion tenge in 2018 and 10.1 billion in 2019.

The bill with the Senate amendments has been sent to the Mazhilis.