Economy Ministry reports GDP down by 2%
ASTANA. April 20. KAZINFORM /Kanat Kulshmanov/ «The GDP in the first quarter of 2009 has reduced by 2%», Kazakh Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Bakhyt Sultanov announced today after the telephone conference in the Government. He also noted that the synopsis of the GDP growth by 1% remains unchanged. «Our objective is to ensure utilization of allocated funds under the Antirecessionary program of the Government in the first half of the year in order to ensure good results in the second part of 2009», B.Sultanov noted.