National budget expenditures on social sphere increased by more than 2.5 times - B.Zhamishev
ASTANA. 17.05.2010. KAZINFORM /Serik Sabekov/ All instructions voiced by the Head of the State in the Message to the Nation and foreseen in the National Platform of Nur Otan Party for implementation in the national budget for 2009 were executed fully. Minister of Finance Bolat Zhamishev has announced it while presenting the report on execution of the 2009 national budget in the Kazakh Government on Monday. According to him, first of all, it touches upon the country's social obligations in order to maintain stable social climate. The national budget expenditures on education, healthcare and social assistance have positive dynamics, and over the last five years they increased by more than 2.5 times. In 2009 their volume reached 7 percent of GDP. As B.Zhamishev emphasized, last year there was further improvement of demographic situation. Life expectancy increased to 68.5 years. The mortality rate dropped to 9 per 1000 population.