On human capital development said Thursday at a meeting of the foreign investors Council. The annual summit is being held in Nur-Sultan, under the chairmanship of the President of Kazakhstan, tells the correspondent of TV channel “MIR 24” Gulmira Zhanzakova.
For the first time the meeting was chaired by the new Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. For the first time in the history of the Council it is not involved Nursultan Nazarbayev. Also during the round table brought together about 300 leaders of government agencies, national and multinational companies, representatives of international and financial organizations.
Among the honored guests of the head of the European Bank of reconstruction and development. During the years of independence, the EBRD has invested in the country more than $ 9 billion, is more than 260 projects. Sir Suma Chakrabarti noted that the Kazakh economy has benefited from increased training of skilled workers, but need to develop further.
“The challenge facing Kazakhstan and its human capital, will be threefold. The first is to reduce inequality of opportunity. Second, to help workers maintain and improve their skills as their career now lasts much longer than in previous decades. The third is to provide green infrastructure for urban centers that will drive productivity growth”, – said the head of the EBRD Suma Chakrabarti.
The Council traditionally, foreign investors will make recommendations on the implementation of the investment policy, labour legislation, human capital development and attraction of foreign labour. The Council consists of the heads 32 large multinational foreign companies, international organizations and five foreign observers.
The foreign investors Council is a unique platform under the chairmanship of the President of Kazakhstan. The Council was established in 1998 with the aim of ensuring direct dialogue between the Kazakh government and foreign investors.