1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Politics
  4. Laws, Initiatives

Kazakhstan mulls to raise land tax

Chairman of the Land Resources Management Agency Kadirkhan Otarov Chairman of the Land Resources Management Agency Kadirkhan Otarov
Land tax will be raised in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports citing chairman of the Land Resources Management Agency Kadirkhan Otarov as saying at Kazakhstan government meeting. “A work group of the Agriculture Ministry and representatives of involved state authorities are working on the projects to increase the land tax. The final decision will be made in a few days,” Otarov said. According to the official, these measures are aimed at preventing non-use of lands. He noted that the new development would stimulate re-commitment of lands and help enforce rational use of lands. Otarov explained that revision of the agricultural stock’s lands in 7 months of 2012 showed that 3.5 million hectares have been put in use out of the total of 7 million hectares. This is 51 percent. “This is the first time we have achieved such results in the oblasts like Aktobe, Almaty, Kostanay and Karaganda that have started using over 2 million hectares, or 60 percent of the total amount of lands. Besides, around 1 million hectares of land were returned into the state property as of August 10. They also have to be re-committed,” Otarov said. As for the regulation of issues related to agricultural lands, the Minister added that the Agency had introduced a new rule allowing local executive authorities to unilaterally terminate contracts with tenants if the latter fail to observe their obligations under the rental agreements. Inventory of agricultural lands is being performed under Kazakhstan President’s instruction in 2012-2014. This year the inventory should cover 30 million hectares. The inventory of the lands for individual construction was performed earlier and violations were discovered at 20 percent of land lots.
Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan
Tokyo, the megacity that works
OPEC agrees shock oil output cut
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
US to give Philippines military planes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights