Kazakhstan launches construction of int’l tourist complex on Caspian coast

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — During his visit to Mangistau region on May 31, Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the ceremony of laying the first stone at the construction site of a new tourist project on the Caspian Sea coast, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

Mamin said that the Mangystau region is the western gate of Kazakhstan and stressed the need for further development of industry, transport, logistics, and tourism in the region.

The new tourist complex with 600 rooms, designed for 2000 places, with an aquapark, sports fields and a congress hall, is scheduled to be commissioned in July 2020. The project will give a strong impetus to the development of tourism in the region, and plans to create about 2,000 jobs.

The coast of the Caspian Sea, according to the state program for the development of tourism, is in the TOP-10 priority tourist areas of Kazakhstan.

The region is working to attract private investment for the construction of 45 new hotel complexes.

During the visit, Prime Minister Mamin was also presented plans for the construction of a methanol and olefin production plant at the Seaport Aktau special economic zone, with investments of over $1.8 billion. The project is aimed at import substitution, the plant will process gas into methanol and further components that will help produce more than 40 product items.

Sergey Kwan