The Tree of Life resort and recreation centre, a joint Kazakhstan-Czech project, has opened in Aktau. On June 13, Akim (Governor) of Mangistau region Alik Aidarbayev, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Kazakhstan Bedzhikh Kopecká and President of the Kazakhstan Tourist Association Rosa Assanbayeva took part in the centre’s opening ceremony. On the same day, a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a specialised rehabilitation resort complex took place.The resort is located on the shore of the Caspian Sea, 30 kilometres from Aktau, and is designed as a place for rest, recovery and recreation for families. It offers 20 cottages of different classes that can hold from 4-6 people each. The cottages are adjacent to a 120-metre beach. Other facilities include a bar, a playground, and a restaurant with Asian, European and ethnic cuisine.
Adventure travellers can ride water scooters, banana boats and catamarans and go parachuting. Covered parking for 40 cars is available.
On the site of the planned resort, the flags of Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic fly, symbolising the two countries’ cooperation. The Tree of Life Kazakhstan five-story physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre on the Caspian Sea is being built as part of the interagency agreement between the Czech Puro-Klima Export Company and the Tree of Life Kazakhstan LLP. According to project plans, the complex will have an area for treatment, a restaurant, banquet rooms for events and hotel rooms. Czech doctors will train local staff to the European standard. The project will be completed in 2015.
Tree of Life is a famous brand in the international medical and health services market. It is known for providing patients with a variety of services, including physical therapy and relaxation treatments.
“Today, we are witnesses to the start of a large investment project in the social sphere. The health of the nation is one of the state’s main priorities and the construction of this complex is a contribution to improving the health of the population. And the Caspian Sea is the emblem of Mangistau, which means that the resort and rehabilitation centre will promote tourism in the region,” Akim Aidarbayev said.
“The favourable business climate makes Mangistau an attractive region for investment. Kazakhstan is an important partner of ours and Mangistau is one of its most promising regions. Recent negotiations have shown that other Czech companies want to come to this region. The Czech government highly appreciates this cooperation. I want to emphasise that the effective interaction of Kazakhstani and Czech businessmen gives us hope for the successful implementation of other joint projects,” said Ambassador Kopecká.
“In the Czech Republic, we work with health care organisations. We would like to cooperate with the state, as with private entities. Today in the Czech Republic, a number of popular resorts are being run very successfully. Czech entrepreneurs would like to share this experience with Kazakh specialists,” President of Puro-Klima Export Jaromir Ferbr said of the construction of medical institutions around the world.
President of the Kazakhstan Tourist Association Rosa Assanbayeva expressed hope for the development of tourism in Kazakhstan.
“This is a big event for Kazakhstan, and I encourage everyone to come to try this resort. We are now increasing and improving the options for both domestic tourists and international visitors.”