Burabai to become visit card of Akmola region - Karim Massimov

06 August 2016, 00:05
Akmola Region

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov has held a meeting on development of Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area.

The head of state pays great attention to the development of this unique resort which  is a favorite vacation spot of residents of the country. In addition, in preparation for the "EXPO-2017" Akmola region has a task to host the exhibition. For this purpose, a separate development plan will be implemented by the resort area.

At the meeting it was noted that in general much has been done for the development of Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area, but its current state is not satisfactory. We are talking about the ecological state of the infrastructure, poor service and excessive workload of the central part of the resort. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan said that many vacationers complain about the presence of a large amount of garbage in the woods, the high prices in hotels and the lack of shops with high quality services.

In this regard, the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Investment and Development, akimat and other government authorities to work out the problematic issues and make concrete proposals to to the Government of Kazakhstan.

It is worth noting that Burabai is called "the pearl of Kazakhstan" and "Kazakhstan's Switzerland". The national "Burabay" park has 14 large lakes, including Borovoye, Shchuchye, Kotyrkol, as well as numerous small lakes. Burabay’s fauna includes 300 species of vertebrates, flora - about 800 species of forest, grassland, saltmarsh plants. There are numerous resorts and mud baths. The main indication for treatment in sanatoriums of Burabay, as a rule, is the presence of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases.

 

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The key objectives of  the tourism industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan till 2020 are :   to increase in the contribution of the tourism industry in the economy of the state; to stimulate economic growth and investment, the significant growth the tourism industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan; to create jobs in the tourism industry and related sectors of the economy; enterprise development, including SMEs in related sectors of the economy, and human potential in the whole country and in the regions, including rural areas.

In Akmola region there are 810 enterprises of the tourism industry, including 319 health resorts and hotel organizations, 420 roadside service regions and 68 tourism companies having license for tourist activities, 3 state natural national park "Kokshetau", "Burabay", "Buiratau". Cultural and historical cluster segment comprises 900 monuments, the largest of which are under state protection.