Astana, Kazakhstan, April 27
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered to bring order on the markets in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
"At present, one third of 15 markets, selling food, have no quality certificates of the competent bodies," the president said during a meeting on the further development of Kazakhstan's capital on April 25. "First, they work carelessly. Second, they do not pay taxes. 'Eurasia' market did not pay the taxes to the amount of one billion tenge. The unsanitary conditions were observed on "Shanghai" market, bazaars along the Tauelsizdik prospect. Therefore, the city administration, the Ministry of Finance, the Agency for Consumer Protection must establish order on these markets."
The president stressed that the matter does not rest in closing the markets.
"There must not be unsanitary conditions," he said. "We restore order, rather than close the markets. The taxes must be paid. The authorities must show their power."
Astana's mayor Imangali Tasmagambetov reported that the quality of the rendered services and the appearance of these facilities do not meet any standards.
"But taking into account the fact that many people are working and have their business, we do not impose stringent requirements," he said. We began to build logistics centers. We will transfer seven markets there."
The official exchange rate is 182,01 tenge/$1 on April 27.
Translated by NH