Experts: third economic modernization is necessary in Kazakhstan
SMEs will boost up if measures outlined in the Kazakh President’s address to nation are implemented, experts say. They believe that the key message of the Presidnt’s address was the reduction of governemnt’s presence in business sector. Meanwhile, the modernization itself is already launched with a help of social and economic reforms
SAN CHEOL KIM, PROFESSOR, HANKUK UNIVERSITY, SOUTH KOREA:
He also emphasized the importance of the balancing core program for Kazakhstan for future challenges because, as we can see, the global community is so rapidly changing.
According to the senior research fellow of the University of Cambridge Shirin Akiner, the implementation of the project ‘Free vocational education for all’ is a necessary step towards the creation of a pool of professionals for new industries. She particularly emphasized the initiative proposed in the President Nazarbayev’s address to nation. It will also raise the prestige of working professions and, accordingly, increase the inflow of highly qualified personnel in the industrial sphere, the expert believes. Mrs. Akiner says that such attention to education may increase the rating of Kazakhstani Universities in the world.
SHIRIN AKINER, SENIOR FELLOW, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY:
I would like to stress the importance of education. I think the emphasis that has been put on education at all levels of the educational process is, of course, of crucial significance for the future development of the country. So I welcome the new reforms. As for the Constitutional reforms I think again that is looking ahead preparing the way for changes that will come.
Deputy Director of China’s Institute of International Studies Lee Tszygo believes that Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector can become a new driver of the economy. Kazakhstan government created all the necessary conditions for that. In his address, Nursultan Nazarbayev paid particular attention to the development of the domestic commodity production. The expert says it was important that the President determined the agricultural sector as a priority.
Lee TSZYGO, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHINA INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has clearly emphasized that the «Made in Kazakhstan» brand should become the standard of environmentally friendly products. We only need to start implementing this. At present, Kazakhstan and China reached a new level of cooperation in such fields as agriculture, electronics and the development of alternative energy sources. Previously, Kazakh-Chinese cooperation was mainly restrained to the development of heavy industry. This is a great achievement for both countries. I am sure that Kazakhstan will be able to bring the ‘Made in Kazakhstan’ brand to the next level.