Today’s meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev covered the issue of reducing tariffs for electricity, coal, housing and communal services and communications in the framework of the instructions given by the Head of State at the Security Council meeting.

Having listened to the Ministers' reports, the Prime Minister noted that a lot of work had been done to fulfill the instructions of the Head of State. From January 1, 2019, tariffs for electricity and gas, heat and water, coal, mobile communications and the Internet will decrease. B. Sagintayev stressed that the instructions of the Head of State should be executed from January 1.

In this regard, Akimats of regions and cities of Astana, Almaty, Shymkent were instructed to ensure high-quality and uninterrupted work of regional operators to secure acceptable coal prices for the population.

In addition, the Prime Minister drew attention to the growth of tariffs for services for garbage collection, recorded since the beginning of this year.

In the East Kazakhstan region, growth was 30%, in the West Kazakhstan region, the tariff increased by 46%, North Kazakhstan region by 50% and in Almaty by 40%. With regards to passenger traffic in the Aktobe region, the price for travel increased by 30%.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed regional Akims not to allow an increase in tariffs for services of regional utility services and to carry out appropriate work to reduce them.

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Published: 26 November 2018

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