South Kazakhstan region is one of the most densely-populated and fastest-growing regions of the country, as mentioned by the President Nursultan Nazarbayev during a meeting with the public representatives of the region.
The President highlighted that a number of important infrastructure projects, such as Western Europe-Western China highway, Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas line and others, will give a new impetus to the social and economic development of the region.
"Another important programme is the new economic policy Nurly Zhol, which creates new communications in the country. Nursultan Nazarbayev focused on the fact that one of the main tasks in the context of global trends is the development of large cities in the country. In this regard, Shymkent aims to become one of the new social and economic centers of gravity in the South," - stipulates the statement.
The Head of State also noted out that Kazakhstan is actively cooperating with the neighbouring States on implementation of its transit transport capacity. The commissioned railway line Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran will allow our country to export our products to the countries of the Persian Gulf and will ensure an access to the markets of India and other South Asian countries.
However, in the framework of working visit, the President of Kazakhstan inspected the construction of Karatau- a new administrative and business center of Shymkent. Its territory covers an area of 1 600 hectares, with 12 objects of cultural and social, economic and administrative purpose, and 26 objects are being implemented too. In general, there are the activities to improve the architectural aspects, to develop the park and recreational areas.
Besides, the President visited the new Celebrations Palace Turkestan, that meets the modern standards and it is adapted for the people with disabilities. This Palace has an auditorium with 1420 seats, which will be used for the international and national events, conferences, ceremonies and concerts.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also visited the Zh.Shanin Kazakh Drama Theatre, where he inspected the construction of the new theatre, equipped with state-of-the-art light and sound equipment. The Head of State had a brief conversation with the Theatre Group, noting that today the State pays a great attention to the development of culture and art. The President highlighted that economic growth should be accompanied by the rise of the culture, and he also focus the attention on the fact that the local drama, cinema and other arts should contribute to the revival of spiritual and moral values of society, fostering the patriotism among the younger generation.
“Dramaturgy should touch the deepest human emotions and describe not only the history, but also the modern life», - said Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Theater si already making the rehearsals for presentation of the play Uly Kosh, dedicated to 550-anniversary of the Kazakh State.
The President also heard the information on the projects, being implemented within the framework of the social responsibility of business. In particular, during the construction of the new hotel Rixos Khadisha Shymkent, with 186 comfortable furnished rooms, “green construction” technology was used to minimize an environmental impact and to reduce the energy consumption.
Nursultan Nazarbayev made a memorable record in the book of honorable guests.
Photo by S. Bondarenko and B.Otarbayev