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News: April 2007

CRUCIAL TO USE EURASEC WATER-POWER RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY: TAJIK PM

Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Akil Akilov underlined the importance of the effective utilization of water-power potential of all the EurAsEC member countries in the course of the 18th session of the EurAsEC Interstate Council in Astana on Wednesday, Kazinform reports.

According to him, it is crucial to continue work on coordination and development of a unified position regarding water-power relations within the EurAsEC. “The position should be based on the rational use of water-power resources of the region”, the Tajik premier said.

S. Kozhkenov

Source: KAZINFORM, 19.04.2007

KAZAKH AGRICULTURE MINISTRY ENTRUSTED TO RAISE RURAL SECTOR’S COMPETITIVENESS

Kazakh Agriculture Minister Akhmetzhan Yessimov chairs the sitting of the Ministry’s board on the urgent issues related to the development of the country’s agro-industrial complex, stemming from the President’s economic modernization tasks.

Those attending are the heads of KazAgro National Holding, Kazakhstan land resources management agency, regional departments and organizations.

The Minister delivered an opening address noting that the Ministry has started realizing the tasks, set by the President of Kazakhstan in order to raise the agrarian sector’s competitiveness. “It is crucial to assume measures to boost the sector’s export potential, implement a number of breakthrough projects, establish large national holdings, initiate agro-industrial clusters and make rational use the natural resources,” the Minister added.

S. Kozhkenov

Source: KAZINFORM, 19.04.2007