On arrival, the President visited new residential houses constructed in East Kazakhstan Region within the framework of the regional Nurly Kosh Program. The head of state congratulated new tenants who received housing within the framework of this program. The residents of the village thanked the President for the support being rendered to them. A total of 363 houses had been constructed. More than KZT 3.9 billion had been allocated for the construction of the houses. One kindergarten and a school for 600 children are currently under construction. The cost of these facilities accounted for KZT 1.2 billion. They will be commissioned in the current year. Moreover, 700 houses are planned to be constructed, 100 of them will be commissioned in the current year. A total of 823 196 people returned to their historical Motherland, among them 49, 000 returnees came back to East Kazakhstan Region.
The President also visited Raimbek Vostok Agro Milk Processing Plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk. The President launched new modernization process. The cost of the project accounts for KZT 1.2 billion. The plant produces ultra pasteurized milk with extended shelf life. The designed capacity accounts for 30 thousand tons of products per year. The plant reprocesses milk from 13 peasant farms of Ulansky, Shemonaikhinsky, Kokpektinsky, Zyryanovsky districts of the region. During the visit Governor of the Region Berdybek Saparbayev briefed the President on the main strategic directions of socio-economic development of the region.
Nursultan Nazarbayev also took part in the festive events “Nauryz – Birlik Pen Guldeny Merekesi” (Nauryz is a Holiday of Unity and Prosperity) that took place at the Palace of Sport in Ust-Kamenogorsk. More than 5,000 people took part in this holiday event. The head of state met with representatives of ethno-cultural associations, visited the exhibition “Town of Masters” and got acquainted with the goods made by regional craftsmen.
There are 80 ethno-cultural centers and 1 social youth society function in the region. More than 900 learners are taught at the School of Tradition and Culture Revival where they study 15 languages and cultural traditions of ethnic groups.