Share of local content in public procurement increased
At a meeting of the Government chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, issues of developing local content in procurement were considered, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Ministers of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov, Energy Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Kazyna JSC Almasadam Satkaliev, Chairman of the Board of Atameken NCE Ablai Myrzakhmetov, akims of the North Kazakhstan region Kumar Aksakalov, Kyzylorda region Gulshara Abdykalikova made reports.
The dynamics of local content growth in 9 months of 2021 amounted to 6.4% compared to the same period last year - from 51.9% to 58.3%.
Planned indicators of local content were achieved in 7 sectors of the economy of simple things, including in mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, light, furniture, chemical and food industries.
The Prime Minister noted that in the production of building materials, the target of 77.3% (the actual figure is 73%) has not been achieved, despite the fact that the industry has a very large potential and demand in the market.
East Kazakhstan and Kostanay (77% and 62%) regions are leaders in the ranking of regions in terms of the share of local content in goods of the economy of simple things. At the same time, the worst indicators are in the North Kazakhstan region and Almaty (47% and 42%).
The head of government stressed that all necessary measures, including legislative ones, are being taken to ensure the growth of indicators of the share of local content.
Thus, such new tools as offtake contracts, an electronic catalog of goods, agreements with subsoil users have been introduced (234 agreements have been concluded). The International Center for Development of Oil and Gas Engineering, the Local Content Development Fund (with the Chevron company) were established. As a result, 75% of the total volume of purchases of the companies of the Samruk-Kazyna group is carried out from domestic producers.
A. Mamin instructed akimats to strengthen the work of regional commissions to control local content with the maximum involvement of representatives of regional business in their activities.
The Ministries of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Energy, as well as Samruk-Kazyna JSC were instructed to ensure the conclusion of voluntary agreements with subsoil users.
The Ministry of Industry, together with the Ministry of Energy, NCE Atameken was instructed to work out all the necessary issues of conclusion by subsoil users of off-take contracts with domestic producers.
“The development of local content is one of the main tasks of akims, according to which their work will be assessed,” A. Mamin emphasized.