Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, Head of the Executive Office of the President Karim Massimov and First Deputy of the Nur Otan Party Bakhytzhan Sagyntayev attended the meeting.
The issues on organization of the EXPO-20017 international exhibition in Astana and the measures being taken on the development of regions, such as stabilization of the situation in the regions hit by the weather conditions were discussed at the meeting.
“It is high time to prepare for the exhibition. We need to launch a state campaign and determine its chief manager. This year, we have to complete designing and start construction. It is necessary for the Expo-2017 to be converted into the center of transition to the third industrial revolution. It is composed of many aspects, including an alternative economy, the establishment of appropriate materials, staff training and other issues,” Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed.
The President emphasized that more attention is being paid to the issues on regional development of the country.
“Due to the fact that we are now paying more attention to the regions and all the work is being transferred to the regions, we need to clearly deal with the issues facing regions. Therefore, we support the Government's proposal for the creation of the Ministry of Regional Development,” the President highlighted.
Moreover, the President also pointed out that in connection with the snowy winter we need to prepare for floods in the spring. It is necessary to test all facilities restraining water in advance in order to prevent devastating consequences of natural disasters.
Following the meeting, the President gave some tangible instructions to ensure the further effective development of the country.