Security and anti-terrorist protection of transport facilities is under special control of the Head of State of Kazakhstan and the Prime Minister. The President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the necessity to ensure and strengthen security measures in public places at the meetings of the Security Council.
In June, at a Government meeting, Karim Massimov warned the Akims of regions and cities that during the course of his working trips, he would personally inspect airport screening systems and stations.
The President of JSC "Almaty International airport" A. Bekmukhambetov reported on engineering and technical condition and antiterrorist protectionto the Prime Minister. Director of the Southern Regional Branch of JSC "Station Service" E. Shintekov and head of LLP "International Bus Sayran" E. Abildayev familiarized Karim Massimov with the security system of the railway and bus stations of the city.
The international airport of Almaty is the largest airfield complex in Kazakhstan, the country ranks the first in domestic and international passenger and cargo air transportation. In 2015, the aviation hub of Almaty served more than 4.9 million passengers.
In Kazakhstan, the "yellow" level of terrorist threat has been extended till January 15, 2017.
The decision was made by Chairman of the National Security Committee in accordance with the Presidential Decree "On approval of the rules of organization and functioning of the state system to inform the public about the threat of terrorism" of August 9, 2013 N 611.
According to the order, the following terrorist threat levels can be set in all territories of regions and localities of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
moderate ( "yellow") - in case of requiring the confirmation about the real possibility of Terrorism act (s);
high ( "orange") - in case of confirmed information about the real possibility of act (acts) of terrorism;
critical ( "red") - if there is information about held acts of terrorism.