Vice PM: Free economic zones and industrial parks must activate their work
ASTANA. September 22. KAZINFORM /Kanat Kulshmanov/ Vice Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov considers necessary to activate work of free economic zones and industrial parks. He reminded of six special economic zones and two industrial parks created on the Kazakh territory. "In whole, 167 projects have been implemented on the territory of the free economic zones. The total volume of budget investments for establishment and development of the free economic zones comprised approximately KZT 410 bln. However, I think it necessary to activate work of the free economic zones and industrial parks", S. Akhmetov noted. The Vice PM also considers important to provide integration of large enterprises with small ones which must be carried out in accordance with a thoroughly developed program. "This program must be elaborated within the state program of the country's forced industrial-innovative development. It is quite important. We have raised this problem two times with large enterprises, and they agree with such approach", S. Akhmetov said. According to Akhmetov reforming the system of governmental regulation of entrepreneurship on the basis of international experience is a key condition for business climate improvement. "If you approve our approach we will need a new ideology, probably new law "On self-regulation". We must transit from governmental regulation to co-regulation together with business community especially in those spheres which do not constitute a danger to property, people's health and environment. In certain cases, in particular, when we deal with the so called free professions we can observe transition to self-regulation with the help of professional associations and unions. I mean here advocacy, notarial activities, assessment, auditing etc", S. Akhmetov said addressing Prime Minister Karim Massimov. "Licensing these activities by state bodies does not ensure proper quality of the services. I think, we must develop self-regulation on the basis of corporate codes and standards like it is done in developed countries", the Vice PM resumed.