Opening the meeting, the Head of State noted that the region's leadership does some work, and there are positive changes.
"Today I have visited the enterprises, talked with people. I felt the mood of the people. Industry in the structure of the region’s economy takes almost 50%. This is a high figure among the regions of Kazakhstan", Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
Speaking about the advantageous geographical position of the region, the President of Kazakhstan paid attention to the fact that Pavlodar region shares borders with the industrialized regions of the Russian Federation.
"There is a great potential in the field of industry, energy, transport and agriculture", the Head of State said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev dwelled on the issues of infrastructure development and construction of relevant facilities.
"Astana and Pavlodar are connected by the first class motorway. Now the trip takes three hours instead of five or six hours. The transit potential of the region is expanding", the President of Kazakhstan noted.
Turning to the entrepreneurs, the President paid attention to the issues of deep processing of raw materials and the production of competitive products.
"Today I’ve got acquainted with the activities of the companies producing aluminum, cable products and other enterprises. We need to think over the production of building materials, window frames, dishes, aluminum foil. It is here that we need to invest and make efforts", Nursultan Nazarbayev called.
In the course of the meeting Governor of Pavlodar region Bolat Bakauov informed the President of Kazakhstan about the socio-economic development of the region and the implementation of the projects within the framework of the "Rukhani Zhangyru" program and the "Five Social Initiatives of the President".
"Following the results of 2017, the gross product of the region for the first time exceeded 2 trillion tenge and grew by 3.6%. According to the results of the first half of this year, the volume of industry has increased by 4.6%. Your order on digitalization of industrial processes at the enterprises of the region is implemented. More than 200 billion tenge was sent for the technological re-equipment", the Governor reported.
According to the results of the meeting, the Head of State gave specific instructions on the introduction of "green technologies" presented at the international specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017", on the development of small and medium-sized businesses, cross-border trade with the regions of the Russian Federation, on the opening of the potential of the tourist cluster in the region, on the development of livestock and irrigated agriculture.
Head of the Presidential Administration A. Dzhaksybekov, First Deputy Prime Minister A. Mamin, Energy Minister K. Bozumbayev, representatives of the state bodies, heads of large manufacturing enterprises, including A. Mashkevich – the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ERG, D. Syzdykov – the Chairman of the board of directors of "Prommashkomplekt" LLP, A. Terentyev – the General director of "Stalmontazh" LLP, O. Kruk – the General director of "Kazenergocabel" JSC and others participated in the meeting.
In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Pavlodar regional universal scientific library named after S. Toraigyrov, where specialized equipment for readers with disabilities was presented, projects for digitization of education and healthcare, as well as the exhibition hall of the "Rukhani Zhangyru" project office.
Photo by Bauyrzhan Zhuasbayev