Kazakh president presents plan to join 30 developed world countries
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 17
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has informed the Kazakh people about a plan to link with 30 developed world countries.
"The strategic planning in the 21st century is rule number one," President Nazarbayev said at a joint meeting of the two chambers of parliament in Astana. "The strategy is a programme of specific practical actions that will make the country and life of the Kazakh people better day after day, year after year. In today's message, I want to inform the Kazakh people about a plan to link to 30 developed world countries."
"The government has developed a concept to link with developed countries which will be approved soon," he said.
"Our country must become one of the most safe and comfortable world countries," he added. "Peace and stability, justice and the rule of law are the basis of the country's development."
"It is planned to increase the GDP volume rate by 4.5 times per capita from $13,000 to $60, 000," he said. "Labour productivity is expected to increase fivefold by 2050."
"It is important to reduce the energy intensity of gross domestic product twofold," he said. "Small and medium businesses will produce at least 50 percent of Kazakhstan's GDP volume instead of the current 20 percent by 2050. Labour productivity is expected to increase fivefold from the current $24,500 to $126,000."
The middle class share will be predominant in the country. The number of urban dwellers will rise to 70 percent of the total population. Cities will connect the quality roads and high-speed routes of all modes of transport.
Great attention will be paid to the development of medicine which will be aimed at increasing life expectancy up to 80 years old and more.
translated by NH
edited by CN