The strategic need for the development of agglomerations with centers in Astana, Almaty, Aktobe and Shymkent is indicated by the Head of State in the Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy. In this regard, the Interregional Scheme for the Territorial Development of the Shymkent Agglomeration was developed for the controlled growth of the region's territory, which was approved today at the meeting of the Government.
At the briefing, Kairbek Uskenbayev answered questions from media representatives in addition to the statements of the Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek and the akim of the South Kazakhstan region, Zhanseit Tuimebayev, mentioned at the meeting of the Government.
In particular, journalists asked what influence the Shymkent agglomeration scheme will have on the development of local roads.
According to Kairbek Uskenbayev, cities and villages within each metropolitan area should develop according to the fourth level. A decision was made to finance the maintenance of local roads by 50% by the akimats. If they fulfill these conditions, the missing 50% will be financed by the state represented by the Ministry for Investments and Development.
"The development of agglomeration will have a positive impact on all spheres of life of the population of the region," the Vice Minister believes.
So, new schools and preschool institutions will be built. It will affect not only the regional center and the major cities of the region, but it will reach every settlement within the agglomeration.
For reference: Development of industrial zones and Ontustyk SEZ will form the basis for cluster development of such priority sectors of the agglomeration economy in the future as pharmaceuticals, machine building and construction industry. The transition from small-commodity to medium and large-scale commodity production, which can become a city-forming base, will reduce the outflow of the rural population.