Government • 26 November, 2018

Казах PM: Head of State’s instructions to reduce tariffs should come into force from Jan. 1, 2019

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Today at the Government meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the tariff cuts for electricity, coal, housing utility services and communications under the instructions given by the Head of State at the Security Council meeting was considered.

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 Jan. 1, 2019, tariffs for electricity and gas, heat and water, coal, mobile communications and the Internet will decrease. Sagintayev stressed that the instructions of the Head of State should be implemented from Jan. 1.

In this regard, akimats of regions and cities of Astana, Almaty, Shymkent were entrusted to ensure high-quality and uninterrupted work of regional operators to ensure an acceptable price of coal for the population.

In addition, the Prime Minister drew attention to the growth of tariffs for garbage collection services, recorded since the beginning of 2018.

The growth was 30% in the East Kazakhstan region, in the West Kazakhstan region the tariff increased by 46%, North Kazakhstan region — by 50% and in Almaty — by 40%. For 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 utilities and to carry out appropriate work to reduce them.

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