President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s latest state-of-the-nation address

President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s latest state-of-the-nation address outlines a clear action plan with precise and concrete steps that need to be taken to build a stable and prosperous country. According to Mazhilis Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin, Nursultan Nazarbayev’s address is very important for the government agencies, the business, and every family in Kazakhstan.

NURLAN NIGMATULIN, CHAIRMAN OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:

 - The President’s State-of-the-Nation address is in line with the policies that President Nursultan Nazarbayev has conducted since the first days of the country’s independence. These policies are aimed at the improvement of people’s well-being. I can say that this address is a strategy aimed at raising the quality of the people’s lives. It is important that the president delivered his speech amid the challenging economic and geopolitical situation in the world. President Nursultan Nazarbayev is conducting a far-sighted policy and making brave decisions aimed at addressing the current challenges and risks, uniting the people and bringing the country to the next development stage.

Kazakhstan was ranked 36th out of 190 countries in the Doing Business 2018 World Bank rating, which is why one of the important points of the president’s address was the government support of small and medium-sized businesses. President Nazarbayev spoke about the importance of prolonging the ‘Business Road Map’ program. Member of Kazakh Majilis Azat Peruashev said in an interview that he was repeatedly approached by businessmen with a request to extend the business development program.

AZAT PERUASHEV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER HOUSE OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:

 - In order to start manufacturing consumer goods for ourselves, we do not need huge investments. We need technologies. This is a simple economy. Therefore, the president instructed the government to work on measures to support the production of consumer goods for the domestic market. These are fundamentally important things because in every city we have both garment factories as well as small and medium-sized food production enterprises.