Nazarbayev calls on business to join industrial-innovative development program
ASTANA. November 12. KAZINFORM. /Serik Sabekov/ Making a speech at the ceremony of awarding laureates of "Altyn Sapa" Presidential Prize Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has appealed business community to join the program of Kazakhstan's industrial innovative development. "We set a global task on forced industrialization of the state. By 2010 it is planned to increase production output by KZT 7 billion or 50%", N. Nazarbayev said. He noted that the increase in production output should involve competitive products that are in demand both in the domestic and world markets. According to the President, there are 7 priorities of innovative industrialization. The investment portfolio on these directions includes more than 300 projects to the amount of USD 90 billion. "We have much to do. I call on our business community to join the implementation of this program. Our business should become a locomotive of the country's development", N. Nazarbayev said. He stressed the necessity to get into the process of formation of a new industrial policy. The President charged the Government to explicate the program to the business community. *** 12.11.2009 / 18:38 Customs Union opens new opportunities for domestic business: N.Nazarbayev ASTANA. November 12. KAZINFORM /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ "Domestic business will have to face plenty of competition after establishment of the Customs Union. At the same time, a range of new opportunities will be opened up for its", President N.Nazarbayev has said today at the ceremony of awarding of winners of the competition for prizes of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Altyn Sapa". "New market with 170 mln people and total GDP amounted to about USD 2 trln", the Head of the State said. According to him, the transit of goods cross the board is simplified; new opportunities for establishment of joint enterprises with foreign partners appear. "There appear great export opportunities as well. "Everyone must use this chance", N.Nazarbayev said.