Despite the global financial crisis in Kazakhstan last year, economic growth continued - The President
Kazakhstan, Astana, January 1 / Trend K. Konyrova / Despite the strongest global economic crisis, the growth of Kazach economy continued, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev, speaking with an annual congratulating the people of Kazakhstan in the New Year's Eve.
"The country has put new industrial plants and electrolines into operation.
We have created the first national highway "Astana-Burabai", a new railway line, new bridges and interchanges and other infrastructure ", - said Nursultan Nazarbayev.
He also noted the openings of the new hospitals, schools and theaters.
In 2008, pension benefits and other social payments have also increased. Necessary measures are taken to support families with children.
According to Nazarbayev, Public Employment and pensions yave increased from 1 January by 25%
Our athletes reached new heights at the last Olympic Games in Beijing.
"All of this suggests that Kazakhstan is stable and confident in its development!", - Said the head of state and also added:
"2009 will not be easy for the world because of the global economic crisis. Its effects can affect us. But we are prepared for the difficulties our country can possibly face ".
President also stated that the government developed a program to support the banking system, housing, small business, agriculture.
"The implementation of major innovative projects will continue. For this purpose 1 trillion 200 billion tenge has been prepared.
This will work for thousands of our citizens and prepare the economy for the future rapid growth ", - The President said.