ASTANA. April 20. KAZINFORM. /Kanat Kulshmanov/ At the Government’s telephone conference in Astana Head of Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund Kairat Kelimbetov announced that KZT 52,4 billion were utilized within the program of soft crediting of small and medium businesses. “To date through the second tier banks there have been signed loan agreements with the budget of KZT 52,4 billion. Out of 1,040 loan agreements 676 were refinanced to the amount of KZT 33,1 billion. An average loan size is KZT 50,5 million”, K. Kelimbetov said. The major part of utilized funds falls on Almaty, Astana, East Kazakhstan, Aktobe, Karaganda, Kostanay and Almaty regions. To date 63% of the total amount, i.e. KZT 120 billion has been directed to refinancing and 37% to new projects.