05 March, 2019

Implementation of Nurly Zhol State Program allowed to create over 86 thousand jobs during the year

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At the meeting of the Government chaired by the Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov and Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Roman Sklyar reported on the progress in the implementation of the Nurly Zhol State Program of Infrastructure Development for 2015-2019.

According to the Ministry of National Economy, about 791 billion tenge were allocated in 2018 from all sources for the implementation of the Nurly Zhol state program, including 437.2 billion tenge from the republican budget, of which 437.1 billion tenge or 99 ,9% was mastered.

Dalenov notes that for the development of transport infrastructure in general, construction and reconstruction covered 4.6 thousand km and following the 2018 results, the traffic on 528 km was opened. Overhaul of 928 km of railway tracks was completed. The runway was reconstructed in the Kostanay region, and the strip in the city of Semey was completed. In 2018, 172.7 km of engineering networks were built – the wear of networks decreased from 60% to 57%. In general, the implementation of the program contributed to GDP growth and allowed creating more than 86 thousand jobs in 2018, with a plan of 55 thousand.

Sklyar, in turn, reported that the large-scale implementation of road projects continues under the Nurly Zhol state program. Since the start of implementation, 2.4 thousand km of roads of republican significance have been reconstructed. In 2019 the reconstruction covered 4.4 thousand km, involved more than 100 thousand road builders. According to the 2019 results, it is planned to open traffic on 654 km of reconstructed roads. Repairs will cover 1.6 thousand km of roads of national importance.

“In the late January 2019 toll collection started on the following road sections: Almaty – Khorgos, Almaty – Kapchagai and Astana – Temirtau with a total length of 471 km. In general, by the end of 2019, the annual fee for paid sites will be about 5.4 billion tenge. Next year it is planned to launch a toll system for another 5.5 thousand km,” Sklyar said. In general, by the end of 2022, the length of toll roads will be about 6.5 thousand km, the projected amount of the collection will be about 40 billion tenge, which will allow to switch to self-contained mode.

According to the instructions of the Head of State given at the Nur Otan Party’s Congress, funding for the development of local roads will be increased to 200 billion tenge annually. These measures will allow by the end of 2025 to repair about 35 km of and improve 95% of the local roads.

In civil aviation, there has been a steady increase in performance. The number of transit passengers in 2018 increased by 45% and amounted to 900 thousand people. In 2020, the number of transit passengers will be 1.6 million people.

During the implementation of the State Program, 3259.7 km of heat, water and wastewater networks, 24 boiler houses, 71 units of other facilities were built. In 2019, 37.9 billion tenge was provided for the reconstruction and construction of 175 km of utilities.

The implementation of the program allowed to increase the pace of macroeconomic indicators in the transport industry. Last year alone, real growth in investment in fixed assets grew by 6.1% and amounted to about 1.5 trillion tenge. The volume of transport services increased by 4.6%, labor productivity increased by 3.4%. During the implementation of all projects in the field of transport, 127 thousand temporary and about 34 thousand permanent jobs were created.

Sklyar reported that the new infrastructure policy under the program being developed will be socially oriented, focused on improving the quality of life of the population on the regional and district levels, development of transport infrastructure through integrating various types of transport into a single system, as well as prioritizing the solutions based on intelligent technologies, digitalization and integration into global systems.

Akim of the Karaganda region Yerlan Koshanov reported on the implementation of projects for the construction of the North-South power transmission line and the Karaganda-Balkhash road, Akim of the Aktobe region Ondasyn Orazalin reported on the Aktobe-Aktau highway project.

During the consideration of the issue, the First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov stressed that in 2019 for the implementation of the program, the state bodies and the local executive bodies should pay attention to the timely disbursement of funds without delaying it by the end of the year.

Deputy Prime Minister Zhenis Kassymbek noted that in general the implementation of the state program in 2018 in all areas showed good results. Construction and reconstruction works were carried out as planned, a system of charging was gradually introduced. Also, the necessary measures are being taken on the issue of water disposal and water supply.


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