Askar Mamin meets with World Bank Vice President Anna Bjerde

Prime Minister Askar Mamin met with World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde.

The parties discussed the prospects for further cooperation between Kazakhstan and the World Bank in the implementation of projects in such areas as digital technologies, finance, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, ecology, human capital development, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as issues of minimizing the consequences of the pandemic on the economy of Kazakhstan.

Representatives of the World Bank praised the measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to combat COVID-19, support entrepreneurship and productive employment, which made it possible to ensure that the economy of Kazakhstan entered the growth trajectory in 4 months of 2021. Stable and high growth rates in the real sector of the economy, an increase in the share of manufacturing in the country's GDP, as well as recovery dynamics in the service sector were especially noted.

As a result of the negotiations, a loan agreement was signed under the program for sustainable development of livestock farming, based on results.

The document provides for the allocation of 460 million euros by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Kazakhstan to improve the system of veterinary services and animal registration, scaling the model of service delivery focused on the farmer, as well as the implementation of a green growth policy for the livestock sector. The project will be completed in 2021-2025.

The meeting was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Finance Yerulan Zhamaubayev, Minister of National Economy Aset Irgaliyev, Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov, Minster of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin.

Since 1992, the World Bank has financed the implementation of over 55 state projects in Kazakhstan for the development of finance, infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, utilities, IT and other areas.

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