Politics • 18 May, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin visits Shymkent for a working trip

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On behalf of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited Shymkent to inspect the progress of the city’s socio-economic development. It is reported by the press service of PM.

As the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev designated, Shymkent should become a powerful economic center of Central Asia, a large and attractive megalopolis with comfortable conditions for guests and residents.

During the working trip, the Head of Government Mamin checked the implementation of infrastructure and social projects on the outskirts of the metropolis. In the Turan neighborhood, he examined the construction of road infrastructure — one of the three main streets, which is 3.3 km long. The prime minister was informed that by the end of 2019 the road would be put into operation. For the convenience of residents, the allocation of bicycle paths. In general, construction works will cover 7.7 km of roads in this residential neighborhood.

By the end of the second quarter of 2022, a new automated gas distribution station will be built within the framework of the Nurly Zhol state program, which, taking into account the growing demand, will provide gas to residents of remote communities, including the Turan microdistrict. For the power supply of residential buildings on the outskirts of the city, the construction of electrical networks is being considered.

At the construction site of the “Bozaryk 220/110/10 kV” substation, Mamin paid special attention to the timeliness of completion of the project. In the framework of the 2030 Master Plan for the City Development, housing is being built in the northern part of Shymkent, which requires the intensification of work on the construction of an additional source of electrical energy.

According to the city akimat, the substation will be launched in November 2019. As a result, 10 new residential areas with the population of about 250 thousand people will be provided with uninterrupted electricity.

On the territory of the Tassay industrial zone, the Prime Minister Mamin familiarized himself with the technological production process and the work of the electrotechnical laboratory of the new plant Asia Trafo LLP. Implemented as part of the state program for industrial and innovative development, the company manufactures transformers with a capacity of up to 110-220, 500 kV. This year production for 7 billion tenge is planned. High-quality modern production that annually issues 120 products, allows you to cover the needs of the domestic market and export about 40% of energy equipment to the CIS countries, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc. There are 220 workers at the enterprise.

Following the inspection of existing enterprises, Mamin was presented projects of a multi-area Zhuldyz industrial zone, which is to be formed due to the high occupancy of the existing territories, and the Shymkent agro-industrial zone aimed at ensuring the megapolis food security belt.

Special attention was paid to the issues of the “economy of simple things,” on the development of which 600 billion tenge was allocated on behalf of Elbasy. Favorable conditions to increase the production of consumer goods have been created. As a result, today the share of the metropolis accounts for 23% of the volume of light industry in Kazakhstan.

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