Karim Massimov arrives on working trip to Pavlodar region

06 August 2016, 18:20
Pavlodar Region

On the instruction of the Head of State, the Prime Minister Karim Massimov has arrived on a working trip to Pavlodar region to get acquainted with social and economic development of the country's largest industrial region.

It is expected that the Prime Minister will visit Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant,  meet with young people and members of the public in the region, as well as get acquainted with the construction of a bridge across the Irtysh River  in the "Nurly Zhol" program.

It is planned that Massimov will discuss problematic issues of rural water supply at a meeting with activists of the region and heads of farms.

The main point of the working visit program  will be a republican meeting on  development of the coal industry.

It should be noted that  Pavlodar region produces about 60% of the coal of Kazakhstan.

In addition, the region's enterprises produce 100% of the national volume of aluminum, 77% of ferroalloys, over 40% of gasoline and 43% of electricity. During the years of the state program of industrial-innovative development  Pavlodar region launched production of new types of products  such as raw aluminum, seamless pipe, several grades of steel, freight cars, and chemical products.

In the region there are about 1000 industrial enterprises, which provide more than 70% of the total industrial production.

The population of Pavlodar region is more than 758 thousand people, about 70% of whom  live in urban areas. More than a quarter of the working population of the region is employed in industry, they have created around 43% of gross republican product (GRP).