THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF SHYMKENT UP TO 2023
In the Government meeting chaired by RK Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the draft Comprehensive Development Plan for Shymkent city up to 2023, which is aimed at achieving the objectives set by the First President of the country - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, and meets the instructions of the Head of state Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, given during a recent visit to the metropolis.
Shymkent mayor Gabidulla Abdrakhimov presented the main directions and activities of the Comprehensive Development Plan.
In the Comprehensive Plan, it is planned to implement 89 events totaling more than 1.2 trillion tenge for the entire implementation period, including 836 billion tenge (65%) - due to private investment, 68 billion tenge - PPP. The document implementation will provide compact construction and optimization of the city’s area, efficient use of the infrastructure, as well as create favorable and comfortable conditions for the population.
“Shymkent is one of the industrial and cultural centers of Kazakhstan,” the Head of Government noted and gave a number of specific instructions for ensuring the further development of the city.
The implementation of the Comprehensive Plan will allow creating conditions for bringing the annual volume of investment over five years up to 1 trillion tenge. For the investment potential development, it was given a task to ensure the construction of new industrial zones "Zhuldyz" and "Shymkent-agro" and to ensure the expansion of the "Ontustik" SEZ.
In 2020, it is planned to complete the construction of a new passenger airport terminal and the reconstruction of the railway station in the direction of transport and engineering infrastructure development. Along with this, the construction of the continuation of the Tashkent Avenue and the A2 bypass road with interchanges will be provided. This will increase the capacity and transport potential of the city.
For the energy supply and gas supply of the city, Askar Mamin ordered to complete the construction of a gas distribution station, as well as a combined-cycle plant with a capacity of 450 megawatts at the expense of private investment.
In 2020, Shymkent will be the cultural capital of the CIS. In this regard, government agencies are instructed to ensure the readiness of social and infrastructure facilities in a timely manner.
“The implementation of the Comprehensive Development Plan will allow increasing the gross regional product of Shymkent from two trillion to 3.5 trillion tenge by 2023,” - noted Askar Mamin.