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Development Plan for Astana Agglomeration Approved

The plan for the agglomeration of Astana through to 2028 was approved by the government of Kazakhstan on February 27th. The country’s capital since 1997, Astana has since grown and developed into one of the most modern cities in Central Asia. In addition to the city, the agglomeration will include more than 40 nearby towns and villages. Over the past 10 years, the population of Astana has increased by 46%. Records show that in January 2024, it exceeded 1.43 million and by 2035, is expected to grow to 2.3 million people. The key aims of the Astana agglomeration are the improvement of urban development, the modernization of social, engineering and transport infrastructures, environmental sustainability and safety, and safeguarding against emergencies. A unified urban planning policy will enable the synchronization of plans for the development of the capital and adjacent Akmola region, including the creation of eco-towns on an area of over 940 hectares. The new transport and logistics infrastructure will comprise six logistics complexes, a service centre for the maintenance of electric locomotives, and subsidies for suburban routes. Over 400 km of existing roads will be repaired, and 300 km of new roads and four bridges built in agglomerated towns and villages. To attract investment and supply food, 25 facilities to produce food and 12 for industrial goods will be built in an industrial zone covering 300 hectares. At the meeting, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov highlighted the fact that the main problem to be addressed by the agglomeration is the sharp population increase in the suburbs and the daily migration to the capital and back, which significantly impacts the entire infrastructure of Astana, its ecology and safety. In recognition of ongoing problems faced by many suburban villages, such as water supply, waste disposal, a stable electricity supply, and the condition of roads, the prime minister stated: "I believe that the implementation of the plan should solve these pressing issues. Moreover, we need to create permanent jobs in the suburbs. Astana as the core of the agglomeration creates prerequisites for sustainable development of the adjacent territories. This will help smooth out the existing imbalance between the living standards in the capital and neighboring settlements."  

Kazakhstan: AIFC investment residency program to attract new wave of foreign capital

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — At the Government session on August 20, Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), spoke about the main results of the center’s activities, as well as reported on its further development prospects, the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported. Continue reading

Kazakhstan holds XII Astana Economic Forum

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — On May 16-17, the XII Astana Economic Forum (AEF) under the theme "Inspiring growth: people, cities, economies" is taking place in Kazakhstan’s capital city. At the plenary meeting of the AEF-2019, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy (Leader of the Nation) Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that digital transformation is changing the face of our familiar economy, and mobile creative human capital is becoming the main driver of growth, the official website of the Forum reported. “By 2030, about 375 million people around the world will need to undergo training and change their profession,” said Nazarbayev. He also shared the forecast that by 2050, 7 out of 10 people will be urban citizens residing in cities. “Therefore, investments now no longer address countries, but cities,” explained Nazarbayev. The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, expressed that “Although we expect a reduction in global tensions in the next six months, we cannot be certain. We hope that the voltages that exist at the moment will be relaxed for certain reasons. And your mediation, perhaps, Mr. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, will help with this.” Regarding technology, “We are developing an artificial intelligence that will completely change our life,” said President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian. “The innovations are about the expansion of human capital. To achieve success in this matter we must strengthen educational platforms and train qualified professionals,” said Vice-premier of State Council of People's Republic of China Han Zheng. “Every nation can benefit from global economic growth,” said Nobel Prize laureate in economics (2018), World Bank chief economist (2016–2018) Paul Romer. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Board of Russia’s Sberbank, Herman Gref, believes that "If you did not start yesterday, then today you are already late." This year’s AEF is unprecedented. In two days more than 50 sessions and events will take place — these are record numbers for the 12-year history of the AEF. Furthermore, for the first time, students and youth have the opportunity to take part in AEF Talks and meet Nobel laureates and politicians. Also for the first time, a round table was held with the participation of the International Monetary Fund for Ministers of Finance and governors of the central banks of the countries and the first Kazakhstan forum on the UN sustainable development goals.  

Kazakhstan to hold 12th Astana Economic Forum

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, will host the 12th Astana Economic Forum (AEF) on May 16-17, 2019, where global leaders and key international experts will gather to discuss the most important challenges of the global economy and develop recommendations for their solution for Kazakhstan. Continue reading

Kazakhstan: Ex-prime minister appointed interim president’s chief of staff

ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan’s Interim President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has appointed a recently dismissed prime minister to head his administration, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported. Continue reading

Kazakhstan: Police detain protesters in several cities during Norouz

ASTANA (TCA) — Police in the Kazakh capital, Astana, and in the cities of Almaty and Shymkent have detained dozens of people who protested the government's move to rename the Central Asian nation's capital after former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, just days after his surprise resignation, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported. Continue reading

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