During the meeting Minister of Agriculture A.Mamytbekov, governors of Akmola region S.Kulagin, Kostanay region N.Saduakasov and North Kazakhstan region E.Sultanov reported on the development of agriculture and readiness for harvesting. The regional leaders also informed Nursultan Nazarbayev about socio-economic development and objectives for the upcoming period.
In his speech the Head of State noted the readiness of the three regions for the harvest.
- Today the state pays great attention to the development of agriculture. At the same time, the agricultural sector has not yet become the basis for economic diversification. This applies to large reserves in productivity, increasing agricultural production, attracting foreign investment to the sector, - said the President of Kazakhstan.
Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed the need for careful attention to the issues of agricultural subsidies.
- In five years, three regions received grants totaling 135 billion tenge, were leased 3.5 thousand pieces of equipment and given 51 thousand heads of cattle breeding stock under the program "Sybaga", - he said.
Kazakh President noted that our country has great potential to meet the demand for agricultural products.