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B. Nurymbetov told how micro-loans will be issued to large families to start a business

B. Nurymbetov

During the meeting of the collegium of the Ministry of labor and social protection of the population of RK (hereinafter – MLSPP RK) on the issues of implementation of the Address of the President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev to the people of Kazakhstan "Constructive public dialogue – the foundation of stability and prosperity of Kazakhstan," the head of the department Birzhan Nurymbetov in the video conference told the deputy akims of regions and cities of republican importance, as well as representatives of local executive bodies about the conditions under which micro-loans will be issued to large families to open their own business.

The Minister said that for the implementation of the President's instructions on involvement of mothers with many children in the micro and small business there will be made the amendments in the State program of development of productive employment and mass entrepreneurship "Enbek" in which there are mechanisms to grant irrevocable state grants without collateral and micro-credits for different types of businesses on preferential terms.

"We will review the conditions for issuing micro-loans. In order to ensure the sustainability of the new business, it is proposed to increase the term of microcredit for projects of large families. To reduce the financial burden on the repayment of the loan, we propose to reduce the nominal interest rate (under the current scheme of 6%)," Birzhan Nurymbetov said.

He also noted that for families who do not have sufficient collateral, it is planned to extend the mechanisms of guaranteeing microcredits through a single operator without dividing into village and city (for example, "Damu" EDF JSC).

The term of supporting the business projects of large families by branches of NCE "Atameken" is proposed to increase (now 1 year).  This will make it possible to adapt start-up projects to reach a stable growth trajectory.

"Large families without collateral and high income, support will be provided through the submission of state grants, on a gratuitous and irrevocable basis in the amount of 200 MCI (505 thousand tenge). This will give them the opportunity at the initial stage to do "the simplest business", – the head of MLSPP RK said .

The mechanisms of the State Program aimed at improving the efficiency of budget expenditures will also be reviewed. First of all, training will be conducted only at the request of employers, the target orientation of the Program will be focused on ensuring permanent employment of citizens.

"According to the results of 8 months, more than 402 thousand Kazakhstan citizens became participants of the Program. 280 thousand people were employed, of which 185 thousand people or 66 % for permanent jobs. More than 32 thousand people have been sent to short-term courses, 16 thousand of them have completed training, more than 6 thousand people (42%) have been employed. Training in the basics of entrepreneurship covered 33 thousand people of the planned 75 thousand (44%). About 8.5 thousand people received microloans, and more than 7 thousand participants received grants. More than 114 thousand people were employed in subsidized jobs. About 6 thousand people or 62% of the annual plan (9.6 thousand people) were resettled," the Minister informed.

At the same time, he noted that in some areas in some regions there is a weak pace of implementation of the Program, and asked the Deputy akims of the regions to strengthen the work.

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