Government • 26 February, 2019

Askar Mamin presents new akim of Turkestan region

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Feb. 26 on the instructions of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister Askar Mamin made a working visit to the Turkestan region, where he participated in an extraordinary session of the regional maslikhat.

During the session Mamin read a letter from the Head of State to the maslikhat’s deputies proposing to appoint Umirzak Shukeyev to the position of akim of the Turkestan region. According to the voting results, the deputies unanimously supported the candidature proposed by the President.

Umirzak Shukeyev was born in 1964 in Turkestan. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics. He worked in senior positions, such as the akim of the South Kazakhstan and Kostanay regions, minister of economy and trade, deputy head of the Presidential Administration, akim of Astana, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, chairman of the Board of Samruk-Kazyna Fund. From December 2017, he has served as Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Agriculture.

At the meeting with the activists of the Turkestan region, the Prime Minister thanked Zhanseit Tuimebayev for his work. He was the first akim of the region who led the work on transferring the regional center to the city of Turkestan, organizing the administrative and territorial structure of the new region, carrying out the redeployment and establishing the process of large-scale construction of a new city.

Presenting the new regional akim, Mamin noted that Umirzak Shukeyev as the akim of Kostanay, South Kazakhstan regions and the city of Astana made a great contribution to the socio-economic development of these regions. In addition, in the position of the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Agriculture he proved himself as a high level manager. His professional competence and responsibility will ensure quality performance of the socially significant tasks and meet the high expectations of the Head of State.

“The development of the Turkestan region is under the special control of Elbasy. On the initiative of the Head of State, new large-scale construction began in the holy city of Turkestan,” said Mamin, noting that the local executive bodies have the task to ensure the timely modernization of the new city and develop it as a cultural and spiritual center of the entire Turkic world, creating new workplaces and improving the social well-being of citizens.

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