The draft law “On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on cooperation in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of emergency situations” was approved in plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“The agreement was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries on November 1, 2017 in Astana. Taking into account the possibility of emergencies that cannot be eliminated by the forces and means of one of the parties, the implementation of this Agreement will facilitate the organization of joint coordinated actions in the event of emergency situations on the territory of one of the parties. Ratification of the Agreement will allow: firstly – to exchange experience in the field of monitoring and prevention of emergencies, preparing the population for actions in case of their threat and occurrence; secondly – to train specialists in the field of civil protection in the educational institutions of the states, to conduct joint thematic conferences, seminars, exercises and trainings in order to increase the effectiveness of the protection of the population on a regular basis; thirdly - to provide in the shortest possible time assistance in the liquidation of emergency situations on the territory of the parties,” – Y. Ilyin said.

Answering the questions of the Deputies, the Deputy Minister explained that in case of death or injury, the receiving party pays compensation to the granting party in accordance with its legislation to the extent stipulated by international agreements.

Deputy Minister of Finance Ruslan Beketayev, who was asked by the Majilis Deputies about the cost of emergency assistance to other countries, said that for this purpose, funds are put in the government's reserve for urgent expenses. In the National budget, these funds are pledged for a three-year period in the amount of 303 billion tenge; in 2018 these reserves amount to about 73 billion tenge.

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Deputy Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov spoke about the comprehensive work to increase the incomes of the population.

According to him, work is done in three areas. The first is the issue of increasing the minimum wage.

“Today it is 28 thousand tenge. Various options are considered: by several percent, and by a factor of 1.5. This is being discussed in the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population,” – he told reporters after a meeting in the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament on low salaries.

The second important aspect, according to the Ministry, is the promotion of business activity. According to the Deputy Minister, the more enterprises, the richer the business, the more it can pay salaries to its employees.

The third direction is countering shadow economy. This part includes not only the development of sanctions, but also stimulation.

“We are considering various measures, down to a reduction in taxes on that part of the turnover, which was made with the help of bank cards. The introduction of tax bonuses for paying with cards is considered. And these bonuses could be used to pay the tax on transport, on property. Many trading companies go into the shadows, because at high turnover they are forced to become VAT payers - this is an additional 12% on turnover. We consider the proposal to withdraw non-cash turnover from the limits, that is, the card turnover should not be taken into account when determining whether it is necessary for them to be a VAT payer or not,” – R. Dalenov explained.

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Kazakhstan citizens living in the city of Baikonyr will receive medical aid equally with all Kazakhstanis. This was announced by Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yelzhan Birtanov at the plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The session covered the draft law “On ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the order of medical care for personnel of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, residents of Baikonyr, villages of Toretam and Akay in the context of the lease by the Russian Federation of the Baikonur complex from 17 November 2009”.

“Within the framework of the current Agreement, in the context of the lease by the Russian Federation of the Baikonur complex, of November 17, 2009, Kazakhstani citizens, and this is more than 48 000 residents of the city of Baikonyr, receive medical assistance from only Russian medical organizations in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. In view of the essential differences from the medical assistance in the Republic of Kazakhstan, our citizens are not provided with the right to receive, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, guaranteed amount of medical assistance, free medicines and medical products, to undergo preventive medical examination. The population of the city of Baikonur is deprived of access to highly specialized medical care available in all regions of the Republic, which increases the risk of adverse outcomes with disability and a decline in the quality of life. The adoption of the Protocol on Amendments to the current Agreement will allow citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan living in the city of Baikonyr, in the villages of Toretam and Akai, to receive medical assistance in accordance with the national legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan provided by the healthcare entities of the Republic. Prior to the entry into force of the amendments to the Agreement, in accordance with the agreements of the governments of the two countries, on August 12, 2016 in the city of Baikonyr, a branch of the state communal enterprise with the right of economic management “Regional Medical Center” of the Healthcare Department of the Kyzylorda region was put into operation. Since January 1, 2018 in the city of Baikonur, a polyclinic has been opened, which has the capacity to service up to 30 thousand people. At the moment, more than 17 thousand people are attached,” – Y. Birtanov said, presenting the bill.

According to him, in the Baikonur 8 GP facilities were opened, which, in practice, are fully staffed by mid-level medical specialists for the functioning of the polyclinic. For 2018, the budget allocated over 189 million tenge. From the local budget, 64 million tenge was allocated for the outfit of the polyclinic, and 96.5 million tenge for outpatient and medicinal provision. In 2019, it is planned to open a surgical department with the deployment of an operation unit and resuscitation department. However, the legal consolidation of the activities of Kazakhstani medical organizations in the territory of Baikonur will be possible after the entry into force of the Protocol. In addition, this will create a legal basis for the creation of new jobs for citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Baikonur.

Majilis Deputies passed the bill after discussion.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov has met with a delegation from Italy.

The meeting was attended by Senate Deputy of the Italian Parliament Roberto Rampi and Chairman of the Italian League for Human Rights Antonio Stango.

According to the Foreign Minister, the strategic nature of relations between Kazakhstan and Italy, complementary economic potential, common positions on issues of ensuring regional and global security, dialogue between civilizations and religions, and combating international terrorism open new opportunities for deepening bilateral cooperation.

During the conversation, the Italian side was thoroughly acquainted with the implementation of institutional reforms aimed at ensuring the rule of law and respect for human rights.

According to Kairat Abdrakhmanov, active work with national and international human rights organizations demonstrates Kazakhstan's commitment to the values ​​and principles of human rights protection.

Deputy R. Rampi evaluated the work of human rights instruments in Kazakhstan and their impact on the promotion of sustainable development in our country.

In addition, the parties discussed the process of ratification of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the European Union. The Italian Deputy expressed his readiness to assist in accelerating the ratification of this document, laying the foundation for a qualitatively new agenda in relations with the European Union.

The visit of the Italian delegation to Kazakhstan also included meetings with Senate Deputy Birganym Aitimova, representatives of the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.

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Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Kairbek Uskenbayev explained at the briefing in Ukimet Uyi that just how the former Nurly Zher program differs from the new one, which has the status of State program.

Answering journalists' questions, Kairbek Uskenbayev noted that in accordance with the system of state planning, the Nurly Zher program was re-affirmed as a state program at the meeting of the Government. Prior, the implementation of the program was handled by the Ministry of Investments and Development, and it was sectoral.

In connection with the implementation of the first of the "Five Social Initiatives of the President" and the introduction of adjustments, the Nurly Zher program has now become a state program.

In general, the adopted norms will allow ensuring annual growth in the volume of housing commissioning by 8% or more than 8 thousand dwellings per year and increasing the housing provision by 2030 to 30 m² per person.

Thus, starting from 2019, 10 billion tenge will be annually added to the funding of construction of rental housing without purchasing rights. In addition, more than a thousand citizens will receive social housing annually. To ensure the growing volumes of construction, it is planned to increase the financing of the construction of engineering networks by 20 billion tenge.

Credit housing will be sold not only to depositors of Zhilstroysberbank, but also depositors of second-tier banks. These conditions will give a greater impetus to the development of the mortgage program "7-20-25" due to affordable price parameters.

“We have adjusted the Nurly Zher program taking into account the presidential program for mortgage lending “7-20-25”. Our task is to provide all its participants with new housing,” – K. Uskenbayev said.

Recall, today’s meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan covered the issue of the implementation and updating of the Nurly Zher housing construction program.

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At today’s press conference following the meeting of the Government, Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Kairbek Uskenbayev answered journalists' questions regarding the implementation and updating of the Nurly Zher Housing Construction State Program.

At the briefing, journalists asked the Deputy Minister if housing prices would rise in connection with the implementation of the “7-20-25” program. Kairbek Uskenbayev assured that prices in the housing market should not increase.

“We on the part of the Government are building a lot of housing. In the framework of the housing construction program Nurly Zher, we set limits: in regions, the price per square meter should not exceed 140 000 tenge, in the cities of Astana, Almaty, Atyrau, and Aktau – 180 000 tenge. Therefore, I think, there will be no significant changes. The prices will remain the same,” – the Deputy Minister explained.

Kairbek Uskenbayev also answered the question about measures being taken to improve the quality of housing construction. Thus, according to him, to date, work is under way to improve the system of construction control and to digitalize the entire construction sector.

“We are now significantly improving quality control with regards to housing construction. Many issues arose from the fact that the state commission accepted houses built in the Soviet era. Several years ago we made changes. There are market participants who are directly involved in construction at a specific site: the developer, the contractor, the author's and technical supervision,” – the Deputy Minister stressed.

According to him, henceforth, in respect of each construction participant, criminal and administrative responsibility will be enforced. In addition, in order to ensure transparency and quality of construction, all paper journals will be digitalized.

“Today we have five journals that are kept during construction. Now we must see them on a specially created electronic portal. All market participants must receive an EDS. The state bodies will see the entire course of construction throughout the country. They will be able to send notifications. If this is not enough, inspections will be conducted,” – K. Uskenbayev said. This system will be implemented already this year.

Earlier, at the meeting of the Government chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the First Deputy Minister of investments and development, Roman Sklyar, reported on the implementation of the Nurly Zher housing construction program. In accordance with the system of state planning, in order to implement the Address of the Head of State "Five social initiatives", the Nurly Zher program is re-affirmed as a state program. Starting in 2019, it is proposed to increase by 10 billion tenge annually the financing of construction of rental housing without purchasing rights. This will provide about another thousand citizens annually with social housing.

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Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov, First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development R. Sklyar, Almaty Akim B. Baybek and Deputy Akim of Almaty Region L. Turlashov reported on the progress of the Almaty agglomeration at the meeting of the Government chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

In order to form the Almaty agglomeration as a long-term pole of Kazakhstan's growth with a world level city-core, an Interregional Action Plan for the development of the Almaty agglomeration until 2020 was adopted in 2013. The plan provides for the execution of 67 actions related to three main tasks.

Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov reported on the implementation of the Plan.

Thus, according to the Ministry of National Economy, the agglomeration territory is 9.4 thousand km ² (939.5 thousand hectares). The attraction zone of Almaty city includes the cities of Talgar, Esik, Kaskelen, Kapshagai and settlements of Yenbekshikazakh, Jambyl, Ili, Karasai and Talgar regions with close economic, labor and social ties. The population in 2017 amounted to 2.9 million people, of which Almaty city - 1.8 million people. The density of the population of Almaty is 2.6 thousand people per 1 km². In general, according to the results of the last year, the share of the city's GRP in the country's GDP is about 22%.

First. Territorial and institutional development of the Almaty agglomeration. A town planning document was developed and approved – the Interregional scheme of territorial development of the Almaty agglomeration. In total, of the seven planned activities of the first task, six activities have been completed, one activity remains ongoing.

The second. Economic positioning of the Almaty agglomeration in the national and regional markets. An industrial zone has been created in the Alatau district of Almaty with a focus on innovative and environmentally friendly production. A new model of management of the SEZ “Park of Information Technologies” was implemented on the basis of an autonomous cluster fund.

“Work has been carried out to develop the service sector, including ecological tourism. Among which is the implementation of measures to develop and popularize state national natural parks "Sharyn", "Altyn Emel", "Ile Alatau" and regional resorts "Alma-Arasan", "Almaty", "Kazakhstan" and others,” – T. Suleimenov stressed.

In total, of the 20 planned actions of the second task, 19 were executed; the remaining one is the implementation of the Smart City concept.

Third. Infrastructural coordinated development of the city-core of Almaty, its suburban zone and the zone of attraction. The construction of the metro stations "Sairan" and "Moscow" has been completed, at present two subway stations "Saryarka" and "Dostyk" are under construction. In total, 36 activities out of the 40 planned activities of the third task were carried out, 4 remain ongoing.

At the same time, the Investment Ministry developed a project for the development of the Almaty agglomeration until 2030. The project approval date is July 1, 2018.

“In pursuance of the instructions of the Head of State, a draft long-term plan for the formation of the Almaty agglomeration until 2030 has been developed, which provides for more than 150 activities,” –First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Roman Sklyar said.

Thus, on the territory of the Almaty agglomeration production and logistic sub-zones will be created, which are intended for relocation of industrial and storage enterprises taken out of Almaty city. In the last five years 31 industrial enterprises have been moved to the territory of the peripheral agglomeration zone. Work is also underway to remove existing enterprises in Almaty into industrial zones.

The territory of ​​promising areas for the placement of innovative technology parks and industrial zones is 3482 hectares.

“The industrial zone in the Alatau district is located on an area of ​​500 hectares, of which 390 hectares are allocated for the placement of enterprises for the production of building materials, furniture and engineering products, as well as food, light and pharmaceutical industries. In the industrial zone there are six industrial zones: engineering, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, furniture and light industries,” – R. Sklyar said.

In addition to the industrial zone in the Alatau region, the following industrial zones will further develop: Arna, Boraldai and Kairat. A great impact on the development of urbanization processes, according to R. Sklyar, will be the implementation of the project "Construction of four satellite cities of Almaty - the construction of four mini-cities (working names of which are GateCity, GoldenCity, GrowingCity, and GreenCity) united in one conglomerate city”.

Akim of Almaty city Bauyrzhan Baibek reported that by the end of the year gas infrastructure will be brought up to the private sector, and by 2021 in the suburban zone of Almaty agglomeration another thousand private houses will be connected to gas. In addition, work has begun on the project for transitioning CHPP-2 to gas. In addition, the Akimat of Almaty has developed a long-term scheme for the development of public transport of the city on a multimodal basis. Long-term plans for the development of the network of health and education organizations in Almaty and the Almaty region for 2015-2025 have been developed and approved. In addition, work was carried out to develop a feasibility study of the concession project for the construction of light rail lines (LRT) in Almaty.

Lazzat Turlashov, Deputy Akim of the Almaty region, noted that housing construction will be provided with all measures of state support: allocation of land, engineering infrastructure, industrialization of construction. During the construction of the BAKAD (the Great Almaty Ring Road), additional jobs will be created. The launch of the project will give impetus to the development of the country's economy.

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During today’s Government session chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, a consideration of the issue of implementing the housing construction program "Nurly Zher" took place, which resulted in the adoption of a draft resolution on re-confirming the program as a state program.

First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Roman Sklyar in his report said that in accordance with the state planning system, the Nurly Zher Program is re-affirmed as a state program.

“The draft provides for the implementation of the Address of the Head of State “Five social initiatives”. Starting in 2019, it is proposed to increase by 10 billion tenge annually the financing of construction of rental housing without purchasing option. This will ensure the provision of social housing every year for about another thousand citizens,” – R. Sklyar said.

In addition, to maintain the growing volume of construction, it is planned to increase the financing of setting up engineering networks at construction sites by 20 billion tenge. There are also provisions for state and non-state enterprises to support their employees. According to the First Deputy Minister, such organizations will be able to issue housing loans to employees, including as a down payment, which is an essential aid for resolving housing issues for teachers, doctors and civil servants.

“As part of the amendments, the Akimats are granted the right to purchase the constructed facilities for the active participation of private developers in the Program. Provision is made for the sale of credit housing not only to depositors of Zhilstroysberbank, but also for depositors of second-tier banks. These conditions will give a greater impetus to the development of the mortgage program “7-20-25” due to affordable price parameters, ones Akimats aim at during construction” – R. Sklyar said.

In general, the adopted norms will allow ensuring the annual growth in the volume of housing commissioning by 8% or more than 8 thousand dwellings per year and to increase the housing provision by 2030 to 30 m² per person.

According to the Ministry of Investment and Development, in the five months of this year, 4.6 million square meters of housing were put into operation in the country, which is 2.7% more than the same level in 2017.

“More than 40.3 thousand families have improved their living conditions, of which about 2 thousand families have benefited from public funds. Investments in this industry increased by 29.9% compared to the same period of last year and amounted to 391 billion tenge,” – First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Roman Sklyar said.

According to him, the largest volumes of housing were constructed in the cities of Astana, Almaty and Mangystau region. Significant growth in the rate of housing construction is noted in Almaty region (51%), South Kazakhstan region (43.8%), Mangystau region (43%) and West Kazakhstan region (39.9%).

In the current year, as part of the program, it is planned to construct at least 12.1 million square meters of housing. Through budgetary funds it is planned to hand over 22 thousand apartments or about 1.3 million m². In total, the National budget for 2018 allocates 148.6 billion tenge for the implementation of the Program.

According to Aidar Arifkhanov, Chairman of NMH Baiterek, as of June 1, Baiterek Development JSC signed subsidy agreements for 31.9 billion tenge. A total of 59 projects with a total of loans worth 53.3 billion tenge were submitted to the second-tier banks. 57.6 thousand m² were built, of them in 2017 - 8,4 thousand m², in 2018 - 49,2 thousand m².

Reports on the state of construction in the regions were delivered by Akims of Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev, Pavlodar region - Bulat Bakauov, West Kazakhstan region - Altai Kulginov, as well as Akims of Astana and Almaty - Asset Issekeshev and Bauyrzhan Baybek.

Following the consideration of the issue, the members of the Government unanimously supported the draft of the relevant resolution.

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Today’s Government session chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev covered the issue of updating the State Program for the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex.

The Head of State in the Address "New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” tasked the agro-industrial complex to increase labor productivity and exports of processed agricultural products by at least 2.5 times within five years.

First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Arman Yevniyev reported that long-term sectoral programs have been developed with a period of 10 years or more to develop meat and dairy farming, poultry farming, irrigated lands, and the sugar industry.

“The AIC State Program will provide for solution of the main conceptual issues of the industry and related areas, such as digitalization of agribusiness, technical regulation, taxation, rural areas and will be a kind of open platform, on which sectoral and related programs will be applied as part of the state program,” – A. Yevniyev said.

The basis for the Livestock Development Program will be small farms, family farms in the form of anchor cooperatives consisting of farms for growing cattle, industrial fattening facilities and modern meat processing complexes.

It is planned to create more than 80 000 family farms engaged in cattle breeding, sheep and horse breeding, expand the area of ​​pastures from 58 million hectares to 100 million hectares, increase the number of cattle to 15 million head, and sheep to 30 million.

For participants in the program for the development of meat cattle breeding, individual modalities of support will be offered: priority allocation of land plots, preferential crediting of farms to purchase livestock, purchase of machinery and equipment, and creation of pasture infrastructure.

The dairy farming program will also be built on the principle of anchor cooperation consisting of family farms for milk production, industrial dairy farms and modern dairy plants. It is planned to increase the number of family farms from 380 to 930, large dairy farms from 108 to 170 and dairy plants from 163 to 174. As a result, the task is to increase the volume of milk production by 1 million tonnes.

Under the Poultry Development Program, poultry production will increase 4-fold or by 560 000 tonnes (from 180 to 740 000 tonnes), of which 150,000 tonnes will be exported; food eggs by 1.5 times or 2.5 billion eggs (from 5 billion to 7.5 billion), of which 1.5 billion will be exported.

A. Yevniyev also said that this year a new mechanism for subsidizing seed production will be introduced, providing for 100% reimbursement of farmers' expenses for the purchase of seeds in accordance with established standards. At the same time, the state reimburses to seed-growing farms the full cost of elite seeds or primary seeds provided to the farmer. At the same time, according to the Deputy Minister, farmers will not need to collect many documents to receive subsidies.

The task of improving technical equipment will be solved by subsidizing the interest rate on leasing and the amount of investment subsidies. Thanks to these measures, in five years the park of agricultural machinery will be brought to the optimal level, which will allow in the following years to reach the normative rate of renewal at the level of 6% per year. Since this year, within the framework of investment subsidies, the refund rate will be 25%.

Within the framework of the State program, it is planned to bring the total area of ​​irrigated land to 2 million hectares. Work will also be carried out to reform the agricultural science. On the instructions of the Head of State, it is planned to assign agrarian higher educational institutions the status of research institutions. Financing of agrarian science is planned to be increased to 1% of the gross agricultural output in 2030, including up to 0.5% in 2021.

"The draft state program provides for a set of measures for the development of rural areas, which will be implemented through the development of programs adjacent to the agro-industrial complex. The project approach will solve the problem of bureaucratic barriers in the development and harmonization of program documents, as well as provide flexibility in decision-making,” – A. Yevniyev summarized.

Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov, in turn, noted that the adjustment of the State Program for the Development of Agro-Industrial Complex will make it possible to attract 4 tenge of private investments per 1 tenge of budget funds. Taking measures to import breeding stock for further breed transformation will increase gross production in cattle breeding by 200 billion tenge or 10%.

“In general, the implementation of the State Program will allow increasing the index of the physical volume of gross agricultural products (services) twofold by 2021 in comparison with 2015; the index of the physical volume of investment in fixed assets in agriculture in 2021 will increase fivefold compared to the level of 2015. The volume of attracted investments due to investment subsidies in 2021 will amount to 751.2 billion tenge, the volume of export of processed agricultural products in 2021 will be $ 2.2 billion, which is more than 2.3 times ($ 945 million),” – T. Suleimenov summed up.

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During today’s Government session chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the derailment of the Astana-Almaty train in Zhambyl region was discussed outside of the planned agenda.

According to data, as a result of the incident, 25 passengers sustained various injuries, a 12-year-old child died. Bakytzhan Sagintayev expressed his condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased boy.

In order to find out the cause of the derailment, a crisis cell has been formed to coordinate actions to eliminate the consequences of the derailment of cars. Kanat Alpysbayev, President of the National Company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”, reported on the progress of work of the group via video call.

As K. Alpysbayev noted, this case has a number technical factors, which are atypical for similar train derailments. Namely - the lack of longitudinal displacement of the rails and the fact that the train was derailed on a straight section of the road. It was noted that the last planned maintenance of this section of the route was carried out in 06/06/2018, there were no anomalies. The set speed on the section is 100 km/h, the actual speed of the passenger train was 92 km/h.

According to the Head of KTZ, specialists of the Kazakh Academy of Transport and Communications named after. M. Tynyshbayev and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport, which will conduct scientific and technical research and simulation of the situation taking into account the factors that have taken place.

Also, the commission in real conditions organized the passing of a freight train, which at the time of the derailment of the passenger train was going down the adjacent track. According to the results of this experiment, the probability that the reason for the derailment of passenger cars was tangential contact with the freight train was negligible. This contact occurred due to the derailment of passenger cars.

“At present, the commission is examining the technical condition of the infrastructure of that section of the road. Instrumental measurements of rolling stock will be carried out. As a result of the investigation, appropriate measures will be taken to prevent such cases. The commission plans to finish work by the end of the month of this year. To date, we have increased control over the safety of train traffic on all sections of the railway,” – K. Alpysbayev said.

Roman Sklyar, the Chairman of the commission for the investigation of the accident and First Deputy Minister of Investments and Development, in his turn reported that the Ministry is currently constantly monitoring the situation, accompanied by timely diagnostics of high-speed sections by the relevant services.

“In accordance with the procedure, such inspections are carried out twice a month. During the latest inspection, the condition of the tracks met the technical requirements. All cars of this train were manufactured in 2012-2014, they timely passed pre-departure technical check-up and planned types of repair in accordance with the requirements of regulatory and technical documentation,” – R. Sklyar said.

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov, a criminal case has been opened following this fact. A special group of investigators from Astana is working on the scene.

“Now witnesses are being questioned on the site, we are preparing an expert analysis. The course of investigation of the criminal case is monitored by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Main Transport Prosecutor's Office. The results will be reported additionally,” – K. Kassymov reported.

Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov reported on the state of the victims and the medical care provided. Thus, as a result of the accident, 25 passengers were injured, one person died. Passengers were provided with ambulatory medical care (17 in Zhambyl region and 8 in Almaty). 24 people have been sent home after providing medical care. One of the passengers needed an operation: he is in Shu City Hospital and fully provided with medicines and medical assistance.

Following the consideration of the issue, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev gave a number of specific instructions.

In particular, KTZ together with the Akimat of Karaganda region is instructed to render the necessary assistance to the family of the deceased.

The Ministry of Healthcare is to monitor and provide quality treatment to the victims.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs jointly with the Ministry of Investments and Development, the company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” and other concerned state bodies are charged with conducting a thorough investigation of the reasons for the derailment of cars.

“I want to note that the investigation of this incident is under my personal control. Kanat Kalievich, I instruct you to personally deliver the results of the work of the commission to the public,” – the Prime Minister summed up.

Recall, 17.06.2018 at 13:25, eight cars of the passenger train №9 following the route Astana-Almaty derailed 50km away from Shu on the section Sary-Shagan-Shu, 2 cars flipped over.

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