Kazakh Government adopts 5-year plan on housing and utilities sector development
ASTANA. May 26. KAZINFORM. /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ The Government of Kazakhstan has adopted a concept of modernization and development of housing and utilities infrastructure and a complex plan for 2010-2014. According to Deputy Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, through adoption of the concept the Government will solve the tasks on raising efficiency of state management of municipal housing economy, investment attractiveness of the sector, encouragement of state-private partnership and usage of energy saving technologies, improvement of tariff system and legal framework for the housing and utilities sector. «To raise efficiency of state management in the sphere of housing and utilities infrastructure it is necessary to establish a special agency as a central authorized body in the sector», the Vice Premier said. According to him, KZT 60 billion will be annually budgeted in realization of the concept and the plan, including repair of water, heat, power supply networks and organization of public services and amenities. The Vice Prime Minister noted that probably a new law concerning this sector would be developed.