President Tokayev reorganised the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev signed a Decree on “Measures to further improve the public administration system of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, in accordance with which one of the ministries is being reorganised. The text of the document is given on the official website of Akorda.

The document says that the President “in order to modernize and improve the efficiency of the public administration system” decided to reorganize the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources into the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. At the same time, the powers and functions of the Ministry of Ecology in the field of state geological study of the subsoil, and reproduction of the mineral resource base are transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development (MIIR) of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The president ordered the government to ensure (in agreement with the presidential administration) the redistribution of the staff of state bodies and organizations subordinate to them. The decree comes into effect from the date of its signing.

The President also signed another decree, according to which the Prime Minister’s Office will be transformed into the Government Apparatus.