Government • 17 January, 2019

Construction of administrative, business, cultural and spiritual centers started in Turkestan

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First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, in the course of his working trip to the Turkestan region, familiarized himself with the construction of high-priority facilities and held a meeting on the development prospects of the city.

Mamin visited the construction sites of the regional akimat, Astana Square, media center, congress center, Schoolchildren’s Palace, a stadium for 7,000 seats, Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Museum and 88 residential buildings.

First Deputy Prime Minister held a working meeting with the participation of the regional akim Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, deputy akims of the regions and heads of the largest construction companies in Kazakhstan.

“At the initiative of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev, large-scale construction of the city of Turkestan is underway. Thanks to this historic decision, a powerful impetus has been given to the social and economic development of Turkestan, as a regional center and as a cultural and spiritual center of the Turkic world,” said Mamin.

According to the Comprehensive Development Plan for the city of Turkestan for 2019–2021, it is planned to implement about 200 priority facilities with a total value of 528 billion tenge. These are the buildings of the administrative, business, spiritual and cultural centers, 18 buildings of the historical center and 20 engineering infrastructure projects.

At the meeting, the akim of the Turkestan region reported on the construction of the priority facilities of the city. He reported on the implementation of housing, engineering and communications infrastructure.

Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported on the implementation of projects for the development of water supply and sanitation systems in the Turkestan region.

Kassymbek also informed about the development of transport infrastructure, the construction of an international airport on the mechanism of public-private partnership.

Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly reported on the implementation of projects for the archaeological research of the ancient settlement of Kultobe and research and restoration work at 17 Hazret Sultan sites located in the protected zone of the Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum.

Also, the Vice Minister of Energy Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Chairman of the Board of Real Estate Fund Samruk-Kazyna Bolatkan Sandykbaev, deputy akims of the regions and heads of large construction companies spoke at the meeting.

Summing up the meeting, First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructed the participants, noting the need for timely and high-quality construction work.

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