It was voluntary resignation for akim of Atyrau region: President Nazarbayev

ATYRAU. August 15. KAZINFORM In the course of the working trip to Atyrau region, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev had a meeting with the local authorities.

At the meeting the Head of State introduced the new akim of the region - Baktykozha Izmukhambetov.

As for ex-akim Bergei Rysskaliyev, he resigned voluntarily, according to President Nazarbayev.

"The budget of the Atyrau region has increased fourfold within the last decade and has amounted to KZT 174 billion this year.  The region is focused on the large-scale modernization of communal and social infrastructure. A lot being done to lay the foundation of the region's future," said the Kazakh Leader.

In addition, the Head of State noted the region had some downsides and a host of work was to be done to develop the socio-economic potential of the region.

No word has been said of the new appointment of the former akim of Atyrau region.

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