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Nursultan Nazarbayev
The President
of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

  • The strength of any state is in its people.
  • We are the nation that in all times treated the past with gratitude and forgiveness, the future - with kind hopes and good intentions.
  • This age is the age of investments into intellect.

 

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Nyrly Zhol – The Path to the Future
The Address of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan
Astana, November 11, 2014

Dear people of Kazakhstan,

The world is facing new challenges and threats today. The world economy has still not recovered from consequences of the global financial and economic crisis. The recovery continues at a very slow and uncertain pace, and some countries remain in decline. The geopolitical crisis and the sanctions policy of the leading powers create an additional obstacle for the recovery of the world economy...

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The main theme is “Dialogue of Religious Leaders and Politicians in the Name of Peace and Development”.

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President Nazarbayev sets out
ambitious plan for Kazakhstan
in State of the Nation address

  • President Nazarbayev gave his annual state of the nation address, setting out the next steps in Kazakhstan’s pursuit of the ambitious 2050 Strategy in a project entitled “Manghilik Yel” (Eternal Land).

    The President highlighted the significant progress in Kazakhstan since independence in 1991, saying the country today had been “created from scratch in just two decades by its talented, hard-working, and tolerant people.”He warned, however, that there would be “no easy ride in the 21st century”, adding that the country had to seize a “window of opportunity” in the next 15 years to make a major breakthrough.

    He set out a series of policies to build the economic, social and governmental structures to realise the 2050 goal of joining the world's 30 most developed nations. The wide-ranging speech included a focus on strengthening Kazakhstan’s health, education and social services, with the President announcing significant increases in the salaries of frontline workers – 28 percent in medicine, 29 percent in education, 40 percent in the social sector.

    Other key points included: 
    • Economy: The President predicted GDP growth of 6-7%, with GDP per capita reaching no less than $14,500. He stressed that small and medium enterprises would be the engine for economic growth, with a focus on innovation and sustainable industries.

    • Energy: The President announced the construction of a fourth oil refinery and a nuclear power plant. The government were tasked with coming up with possible locations by the end of Q1 this year. He also reiterated Kazakhstan’s commitment to green development through the Green Bridge initiative.

    • Disability: The President said major efforts should be made to make Kazakhstan a country with no barriers for people with disabilities.He also announced a 25% increase in the social benefits on disability.

    • Urban development: The President reiterated his focus on developing major urban agglomerates in each region to cater for a significant increase in urban populations, from 55 percent now to 70 percent by 2050.

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