ZHAMBYL REGION – Zhanatas, the town of miners with the unique phosphate base (60 percent of the country’s reserves), is undergoing rapid growth and economic diversification thanks to the state programme 2012-2020 for the development of company towns. The progress there includes the reconstruction of an enrichment factory and the commissioning of an oil refinery with an annual capacity of 25,000 tons and a powerful enterprise working with recycled material. Planned for this year are the launch of commercial development of new deposits of the “stone of fertility”, the construction of the Baydibek wind power complex and the Zhanatas wind power plant, which will provide electricity to the entire Sarysu district.
The revival has also seen 130 families receiving apartments in two restored buildings. The next step is to repair 26 buildings and 104 emergency houses will be demolished with new construction in their place.
Two billion and 40 million tenge has been allotted for the reconstruction of the water supply system and a new gas pipeline will provide gas to the citizens of Zhanatas, who have been using bottled gas for 15 years.