Government • 28 March, 2019

PM calls on business representatives to implement social projects for large and low-income families

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Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a working meeting in Ukimet Uyi on the execution of instructions from the First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev on increasing the affordability of housing for large and incomplete families, families with children with disabilities who have low incomes.

As the Prime Minister noted, the Government and akimats are already working in this direction. The provision of rental apartments for large families will begin in May 2019. A total of 28 thousand apartments will be issued within five years. Also, to provide housing for needy families with many children, a preferential mechanism has been developed for providing housing loans through the housing savings system.

Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Roman Sklyar reported on the measures taken to increase the affordability of housing.

The meeting highlighted the experience of the Kyzylorda region in addressing housing issues for socially vulnerable categories. Thus, within the framework of the Balameken project, the Kyzylorda Regional Akimat together with Bulat Utemuratov’s private foundation aimed at solving the housing problem of large families, started the construction of houses to provide free of charge.

Akim of Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev and Director of the Foundation Marat Aitmagambetov informed about the project implementation. At present, the working commission for the city of Kyzylorda has identified 150 families living in unsuitable living conditions to which apartments will be allocated: 50 families will receive housing at the expense of the local budget, 100 families — within the framework of the Balameken project. In general, the Foundation allocated 450 million tenge to provide financial support for the construction of houses.

According to the regional akimat, the cost of one m2 of housing will be 70 thousand tenge. The houses will be commissioned by Sep. 1, 2019. Along with this, the necessary engineering infrastructure will be completed (electricity, gas, water, telephone, roads, etc.), and a land plot of six acres will be allocated for each family.

In addition, 3.6 billion tenge were additionally allocated for the implementation of the rental housing program for low-income families from among the large families of Kyzylorda region. This will ensure the construction of 10 houses on 470 apartments. In general, 45 multi-storey residential buildings for 1,966 apartments will be built in 2019 in the region, a significant part of which will be allocated to needy citizens.

Summing up the meeting, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin noted that business representatives should make a significant contribution to improving the well-being of the people.

“Charity is a noble cause,” the Prime Minister stressed, instructing to use the positive experience of the Kyzylorda region and called on business representatives to implement social support projects for socially vulnerable families.

Following the meeting, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Akimat of Kyzylorda region and Bulat Utemuratov Fund.

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