Kazakh government to raise minimum wage, boost social aid


ASTANA -- Kazakhstan plans to raise the minimum wage in the country as part of a broad increase in social aid, Kazinform reported Thursday (November 29).

"Starting January 1, 2019, the wages of low-paid workers, including civil servants, will rise by 1.5 times," said President Nursultan Nazarbayev during a meeting on the efforts of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

"This increase will also affect administrative, supporting and technical assistance personnel. The wages of 1.3 million low-paid employees in all economic sectors will increase up to 30% on average," said Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev highlighted the need to increase pension payments, disability assistance and aid for the loss of a breadwinner.

Kazakhstan allocated 2.6 trillion KZT ($7 billion) for social aid this year, a 21.3% increase compared to last year, Nazarbayev said.

The government provided aid to about 103,000 families, or 534,000 people, within the first 10 months of this year, he said.

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I wish same happened in Uzbekistan. We have to work without eating and buying clothes for 10 years in order to buy a car. You can a buy a car in 1 year in Kazakhstan. Oh, when we Uzbeks will be able to buy a car? One saying comes to my mind in this instance "Oh, my Uzbeks burning dried dung when you have enough gaz" . Similar to this saying I have this one, Oh, my Uzbeks walking on foot when you have your own car manufacturing plants.


It would be good if they kept prices in check otherwise it is in vain, isn't it?


Russia doesn't do even this much