Thursday, 04 February 2021, 15:46:40
As part of his working trip to Almaty, Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting on the socio-economic development of the city.
Akim of Almaty Bakytzhan Sagintayev and his deputies presented their reports. The discussion was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov, Chair of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms Kairat Kelimbetov, Minister of National Economy Aset Irgaliyev, Minister of Energy Nurlan Nogayev, Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister Healthcare Alexey Tsoy, First Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Kairbek Uskenbayev, First Vice Minister of Finance Berik Sholpankulov, Vice Minister of Culture and Sports Gabidulla Abdrakhimov.
The issues of development of engineering, transport and housing infrastructure, education and health care, entrepreneurship and investment attraction, environmental protection and gas supply to Almaty were considered. Particular attention was paid to the development of the Almaty agglomeration and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan "New Almaty" for 2020-2024.
“The city of Almaty takes leading positions among the regions in terms of socio-economic development, providing one fifth of the country's GDP. The metropolis has a significant potential for further development. It is necessary to provide all conditions for creating new jobs, improving the quality of life and well-being of city residents, developing infrastructure and, in general, the economy of the Almaty agglomeration,” Mamin said.
The head of government instructed to timely and efficiently implement all planned projects, as well as to ensure the attraction of investments in the further development of Almaty.
At the end of 2020, the volume of industrial production in Almaty increased, in comparison with 2019, by 4.6% to 1.052 trillion tenge, including the manufacturing industry — by 6.9% (mechanical engineering — by 35.8%, pharmaceuticals — by 43.5%, paper production — by 95.6%, light industry — 5 times).
Investments in fixed assets increased by 17.2% to 971.2 billion tenge. The volume of construction amounted to 402.7 billion tenge ( +10.6%), more than 2.4 million m2 of housing were commissioned (+14%).
For 2021-2024, a pool of 201 investment projects was formed in Almaty for a total cost of 4.5 trillion tenge with the creation of 35.4 thousand new jobs.This year it is planned to implement 92 projects for 187.9 billion tenge with the opening of more than 7 thousand jobs.
As part of the working trip, Mamin inspected the construction of the housing infrastructure in Almaty, and also visited SmArt.Point — the largest coworking center in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, where over 60 companies in the fields of IT, fintech, online commerce, program development, cybersecurity, blockchain, IT education, media, automated logistics, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc. are represented.