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News: December 2007

N. NAZARBAYEV ORDERED TO HASTEN INTRODUCTION OF ECOLOGICAL TAXATION

During the 18th sitting of the Foreign Investors' Council Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the Government to speed up work on the introduction of an ecological tax in Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports.

The Government should work out a proposal on the introduction of ecological taxes in Kazakhstan with account of the international experience, N. Nazarbayev noted. He asked members of the Foreign Investors' Council to take part in the development of a correspondent legislation.

D. Yermaganbetova

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.12.2007

KAZAKHSTAN TO INCREASE GDP THREEFOLD BY 2015: KAZAKH LEADER

By 2015 Kazakhstan will increase GDP threefold, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has said today.During the previous five years Kazakhstan has demonstrated annual economic growth of 10 per cent. High rates of economic development enable to forecast double increase of GDP in 2008. And by 2015 this index may rise threefold, Mr. Nazarbayev emphasized.

He also noted the members of the Council not only promote increase of investments flow but also contribute to introduction of the best experience in the sphere of corporate social responsibility and environmental protection. The Foreign Investors' Council plays significant role in Kazakhstans economic success.

A. Tulekbayeva

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.12.2007

KAZAKHSTAN TO INITIATE HOLDING 3RD EARTH SUMMIT-2012 IN ASTANA

Astana intends to hold the 3rd Summit of Earth, Kazinform reports.

During the Council of Foreign Investors President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded that in 2010 Kazakhstan would host a ministerial conference on stable development of the Asia-Pacific Region. And in 2011 the country will hold an analogous forum for the CIS states, North America and Europe.

We strive for the unification of the European and Asian processes of transit to the stable development into a single Eurasian process. Secretariat of this process may be located in Astana. This opens an opportunity to propose Astana as a place of holding the Earth Summit in 2012, Kazakh leader noted.

A. Tulekbayeva

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.12.2007

SOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS DISCUSSED IN ALMATY

The state, business, nongovernmental organizations and international organizations should consolidate efforts for the solution of environmental problems, member of the national council for stable development of Kazakhstan Bulat Yessekin has said today at the opening of the international conference in Almaty.

The conference Partnership of state, business, NGOs in the issues of stable development of Kazakhstan: new challenges new approaches is taking place within the framework of the Kazakh Presidents Message New Kazakhstan in the new world.

Steliana Nedera, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kazakhstan, noted that the organization working in Kazakhstan for 15 years has realized projects on stable development of the country for the total sum of USD 40 million. The Biodiversity Conservation Fund created in Kazakhstan is a result of the experience of international organizations.

Chief of the ecological information bureau of the Natural Resources Department of Almaty akimat Naziya Aukhanova noted that in the current year Kazakhstan adopted the Ecological Code regulating relations in the sphere of ecology conservation.

K. Smagulov

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.12.2007