Alikhan Smailov inspects construction of new production and social facilities in Nur-Sultan

The Prime Minister, Alikhan Smailov, inspected the construction of new industrial and social facilities in Nur-Sultan on Saturday, August 13.

Thus, the Head of State visited the construction site of a YDA Industrial Park multipurpose plant in the Astana Technopolis Special Economic Zone. The enterprise is an integrated complex for the production of medical equipment, medical and office furniture, modular prefabricated buildings, as well as facades, stained glass, windows and doors. The products of the enterprise will be supplied not only to the domestic market, but also exported to the neighboring countries. The project with the total cost of over $46 mln is implemented at the expense of foreign investors.

The Prime Minister noted that the launch of the plant will have a positive impact on the import substitution of products that are currently imported from abroad.

"Our country is implementing economic reforms aimed at ensuring freedom of entrepreneurship and improving the investment climate. Investors are always welcome in our country. And this project is the evidence that it is possible to work effectively in Kazakhstan, with access to the markets of neighboring regions," the Head of State said.

In turn, the Chairman of the Board of YDA Group, Hussein Arslan, noted that four of the five manufacturing enterprises will be presented in Kazakhstan for the first time.

"I would like to thank the Kazakhstan side for their active support. We are working in close cooperation with the relevant ministry and the city's akimat, so we feel confident," Hussein Arslan said.

Then the Head of State inspected the construction of a new general education school for 1,200 schoolchildren, which has the potential to receive 2,400 schoolchildren in two shifts. The educational institution is being built in densely populated Esil district, which will solve the problem with overcrowding in Lyceums № 84 and № 85. Its commissioning is planned for the end of this year.

In total this year it is planned to finish construction of 11 schools in the capital. This will make it possible to create additionally more than 23 thousand schoolchildren places.

"Over the past few years, we have had about 400,000 children born each year. These children are now going to school and some overcrowding is observed. Therefore, it is planned to increase funding from the national budget for school construction. High standards of equipment are set for new schools in the capital. And we want these standards to be met in all other educational institutions under construction in the country so that our children can study in comfortable conditions," the Prime Minister stressed.

Alikhan Smailov also visited the construction of an apartment building on Bekturov Street for 577 apartments, 189 of which will be provided to residents of emergency buildings.

"Over the past three years, the capital has exceeded the five-year figure for housing construction with 8 million square meters commissioned since 2019. In general, on the instructions of the Head of State, the construction of affordable housing in the capital has increased by more than 5 times," the Head of State noted.

Also, Alikhan Smailov congratulated employees of the construction industry on their professional holiday on behalf of the Government.

"The construction industry is an important and dynamically growing sector of the national economy. Only in the first half of this year, the construction volume increased by more than 9%, more than 6.6 million square meters of housing was commissioned. Taking this opportunity, I want to wish the builders and veterans of the industry professional success, health and prosperity!" Alikhan Smailov said.

The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kairbek Uskenbayev, and the akim of the capital, Altai Kulginov, also took part in the working tour.

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