Kazakh Prime Minister examines infrastructure improvements on Astana’s outskirts

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin reviewed March 2 improvements made to housing, education, medicine, transport, provision of power and water supply and street lighting on the outskirts of Astana.

The inspection follows a directive from Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for local officials to improve citizens’ quality of life.

During the inspection of the Prigorodnyi residential area, Astana Akim (Mayor) Bakhyt Sultanov briefed the prime minister on progress made according to the Comprehensive Development Plan of the capital until 2023. They discussed the construction of light rail transport, which will connect certain areas of the city with its centre allowing passengers to get to destinations faster.

The city also converted plots that had been intended for weekend homes to land that will be used to provide municipal housing for families.

The officials also discussed the expansion of the city’s central road, Kabanbai Batyr Avenue.

At the Ilyinka residential area, Mamin visited a medical ambulance station and School No. 6, examining the quality of education and healthcare in the area.

Akmola Region Akim (Governor) Malik Murzalin reported on the process of transferring the village of Karaotkel to within Astana’s border, the implementation of the Comprehensive Social and Economic Development Plan for the Tselinograd District and the development of the Koyandy village. They also discussed the construction of a dam to protect the population from flooding and supply utility networks to the houses located in the east of the village.

One of the major projects on the agenda was the construction of Astana’s South-West bypass road, which will round up the ring road around the city. This will provide an opportunity to direct the flow of vehicles traveling through the city bypassing the capital. According to the information of KazAvtoZhol, the bypass road will be a free highway.

During the visit of the Ondіrіs residential area of the Baikonyr District, the prime minister examined the kindergarten of the primary School No. 12 that has 120 students. Mamin discussed the prospects of road and transport infrastructure development, increasing the number of streets and improving mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Mamin also visited Koyandy village where a government health centre is able to serve 2,500 people and where the government is building a high school for 1,200 students.