Nearly 400 families in the Uralsk region’s Priuralye area received keys to state-funded affordable housing apartments as part of the country’s Astana Day celebrations.
Arman Utegulov, deputy akim (governor) of the region, noted that the Affordable Housing Programme initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev not only provides homes but helps create workplaces and boosts the construction industry. A children’s hospital, kindergarten and sports and wellness complex were built along with three multi-story housing buildings for residents in Zachagansk village. This region was second after Astana in the amount of units constructed, according to the regional department of construction.
The restoration of damaged housing, which has been a problem in the Uralsk region, is also being addressed through public and private partnerships. Some of the apartments in newly built buildings are given away to residents who live in substandard housing, while the rest of them are sold at the market price.
Altai Kulginov, akim (mayor) of Uralsk, thanked construction companies CB-Plus and Otdelstroi for building housings on time and of excellent quality. “Karachaganak Petroleum Operating allocates substantial resources for social projects and involves only Kazakh companies for cooperation. Orders from KPO enabled [staffs to reach] a new level in terms of work operation,” the Otdelstroi Director Valentina Mikhno told the Kazpravda newspaper. Mikhno mentioned that the company already built three houses through the programme and is working on the fourth.
Apartment housings in Uralsk are built for depositors of House Construction Savings Bank (Zhilstroisberbank), people on waiting lists and young families.