Kazakh government reorganized

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Astana, Kazakhstan, Aug. 6

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

The Kazakh government has been greatly reorganized.

"We need a compact government," the president said following an expanded meeting of the government. "The decisions will be made at the ministerial level."

"A new structure of the government will include 12 ministries, and 30 committees will be created," the president said.

Asset Issekeshev will be appointed Minister for Investment and Development. Earlier, he headed the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. Tamara Duysenova was appointed Minister of Health and Social Development. She previously headed the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Yerbolat Dossayev will head the newly-created Ministry of National Economy. Earlier, he headed the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning.

Vladimir Shkolnik will head the new Ministry of Energy. Uzakbai Karabalin will be the First Deputy Minister of Energy. Kazatomprom will be headed by Nurlan Kapparov who headed the Ministry of Environment Protection.

Former Minister of Regional Development Bolat Zhamishev will head the Development Bank of Kazakhstan. The Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption will be headed by Kairat Kozhamzharov, former Secretary of Security Council of Kazakhstan.

The powers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will be transferred to the Interior Ministry.

"Moreover, the Ministry of Culture and Sports will be created," the president said.

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