ARNM has reduced income of monopolists by more than 3 times in 2013

Posted: Admin Posted: 4 February 2014 10:10 Category: Hard News Views: 789

ASTANA, 3 February – Иnovosty –Kazakhstan NA.  Income of monopolists were reduced by the Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies of Kazakhstan by 175 billion tenge in 2013. It is more than three times as compared with 2012, Murat Ospanov, the head of the department said on Tuesday.

"Tariffs are strictly approved in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. In 2012 income requested by monopolists were decreased by 55 billion tenge. In 2013, their appetites were reduced by more than 175 billion tenge", Mr. Ospanov said at a meeting of Majilis Committee for socio-cultural development.

Mr. Ospanov also gave the example that from 1 January of the current year, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy National Company announced tariff increase by 25%, providing full supporting documentation.

"However, the company expected and was sure that at least 15 % increase would be possible. However, the agency decided to change tariffs by only 7 %, taking into account that the funds will directly be spent to the modernization of the railway lines, car fleet  reequipment", Mr. Ospanov said.

The head of ARNM stressed that the agency limits monopolists and resists all their unreasonable demands, despite the fact that "monopolists are large enterprises, national companies with a strong financial and human resources."

Source: Novosty – Kazakhstan NA

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