At the beginning of the meeting, the report of the First
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA) Marat Kozhaev was heard. He noted that on the morning of February 13, the
Police Department of Petropavlovsk city received a
message about causing bodily harm to students of secondary school No. 4. An
investigative team of the Regional Police Department immediately left for the
scene of the incident.
It was established that the suspect (a student
of grade 9) put on a homemade white mask in the toilet on the second floor and
ran into the corridor with an ax in his hands, where he attacked three students
of the school. Seeing what was happening, other high school students and
teachers who came to the rescue detained the attacker.
Currently, two injured schoolchildren are in
the hospital of the city hospital, their condition is stable. The third
victim received medical assistance without hospitalization.
On this fact, a criminal case was initiated
under part 3 of article 24 and part 2 of article 99 of the Criminal Code of the
Republic of Kazakhstan, the suspect was placed in a temporary detention center.
After listening to the report, Alikhan Smailov
emphasized that an extraordinary incident occurred in Petropavlovsk, which
caused great concern in society.
“The issue of safety worries
everyone who has children. As we can see, even within the school there are
risks. Safety standards need to be revisited and all schools need to be
inspected. In addition, it is necessary to increase the number of video cameras
and consider the issue of strengthening control at the entrance to schools,” said the Prime Minister.
In this regard, the Head of Government
instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to make coordinated proposals to
improve the safety of students, the Ministry of Health to take special control
over the treatment of affected children, the Ministry of Information and Social
Development, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of
Emergency Situations, to develop thematic safety lessons.
After that, the main issues of the government
meeting were discussed.
On the agenda of the meeting:
– the results of socio-economic development and
the execution of the republican budget for January 2023;
– commercialization of the results of
scientific and scientific and technical activities.
The Minister of Science and Higher Education
Sayasat Nurbek spoke on the second issue. He reported that according to the
pre-election program of the head of state, domestic science will be focused on
new production technologies that will allow the republic to become more
competitive. This implies the application of Kazakhstani developments in the
real sector of the economy and the gradual transformation of the national
According to him, with the adoption of the law
on commercialization in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the Science Foundation held three
grant competitions, which received 1,270 applications. As a result of selection
and examination, more than 150 projects received state support. Their
implementation led to the creation of 140 science-intensive industries, while
15 projects were exported, and another five achieved sales of more than 1
Last year, a new competition was held, which
received 152 applications. To date, 72 projects have been approved for funding,
and 68 agreements have been concluded with grant recipients. In terms of
industries, the portfolio of projects mainly consists of initiatives in the
fields of agriculture, healthcare, and the chemical industry.
The Minister added that the amount of funding
for the commercialization of the results of scientific and technical activities
in 2023-2025 has doubled. In addition, it is planned to allocate funds on a
competitive basis for the development of science and technology parks at
A report on this topic was also made by the
Director General of the Research and Production Center for Microbiology and
Virology Amankeldi Sadanov.
After listening to the speakers, the Prime
Minister noted that in order to increase the potential and competitiveness of
domestic science, its funding from the republican budget has almost doubled
over the past two years.
“The basic funding includes the salaries of
leading scientists. Funds are allocated for fundamental scientific research.
The duration of funding for research projects and programs under development
has been extended to five years. Grants and scholarships are being allocated to
support young scientists, and the activity of their publications is growing,”
said Alikhan Smailov.
According to him, in recent years, significant
changes have been made to the legislation on science, and in cooperation with
the entire scientific community, an appropriate development concept is being
“Society is waiting for real transformations in
the scientific and technological sphere, the transfer of scientific
developments to the real economy. In this regard, a lot of work is needed to
increase the effectiveness of scientific research, and increase their
contribution to the development of the country’s economy,” emphasized the Prime
He added that in order to achieve the set
goals, it is necessary to organize the coordinated work of scientific
organizations and enterprises and create active platforms and mechanisms for
interaction. In addition, it is required to increase the share of development
work in promising scientific areas: nuclear and hydrogen energy, digital
technologies, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, biosafety, and neuroscience.
“In order to increase the investment
attractiveness of science, it is necessary to speed up the work with the
Parliament on the introduction of additional preferences for private
investment. The legislative base of this sphere requires further revision,” said
In conclusion, the Head of Government noted the
need to develop and submit to the Parliament in June a new draft law “On
Science and Technology Policy”, update the current Concept for the Development
of Science, taking into account new mechanisms for the commercialization of
scientific research results, and, together with the Atameken Chamber, organize
work on the formation of specialized engineering centers and technology parks
at leading universities and large enterprises of the country.“It is the effective interaction of scientific
institutions, universities, and industry that will give a positive impetus to
the development of science and the introduction of new scientific
developments,” emphasized Alikhan Smailov.