ASTANA – Construction of a new district in Shymkent aims to develop the city as the third major city of the state under the order of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Construction of so called “Shymkent City,” a new administrative and residential area started recently.
“Today is a fateful moment, when we start to build our future, a new milestone of Shymkent development, development of major megapolis of the Central Asian region. First of all, we create new living standards of our city. It is a sort of testing site where progress and careful attitude to nature, as well as the highest level of safety and comfort will be properly combined. Here new business and new jobs will be created. The district will become the business card of the city, the centre of entrepreneurial activity and a leisure place for locals,” Akim (Mayor) of Shymkent Gabidulla Abdrakhimov said.
The new district will be located in the northern part of the city, close to the Baidibek biy Monument. The area will have modern infrastructure, convenient conditions for living and doing business. The conditions will correspond to the highest standards of planning and architecture.
Laying of roads and other infrastructure has started. Construction of the area’s central park will begin in 2017. The project is part of the Concept of Shymkent Development Plan until 2020, which was presented last year. The construction will be funded by private investment.