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23 October 2007
President Nursultan Nazarbayev Arrives in the Southern Kazakhstan Region on a Working Trip

After his arrival to Shymkent, the President visited the oldest medical institution in the city, the regional clinical hospital.

The hospital comprises 36 departments and is the educational-clinical base of the Southern Kazakhstan State Medical Academy. This year, doctors of the hospital mastered new endoscope stomach and kidney operations. Every year more than 20 thousand patients are cured in the hospital and more than 50 thousand patients receive out-patient treatment.

The President viewed equipment mounted in the cabinets of electrocardiogram, ultrasound diagnostics and endoscope probes, operational block and reanimation department. Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed his satisfaction with the technical level of the medical institution and draw attention to the necessity of training high-calibrated doctors who could offer medical services of world standards.

On the same day, the President viewed prospective recreation zone “Ozero” situated in the city. This project implies restoration of the lake existed there once, and creation of three parks named Aksu, Turkestan and Sairam. At this time, there are several pavements and some fountains under construction.

The Head of State also visited one of the first large-scale trade-entertainment complexes Mega Shymkent. This complex was built with the application of the state-of-the-art technology and offers a range of goods, services and entertainments to people of different interests and incomes. Its area of 28.5 thousand square meters accommodates a supermarket, cinema, and more than 50 boutiques selling clothes of world famous brands.

At the complex, the President got a familiarity with investment projects that are being implemented by entrepreneurs from the Southern Kazakhstan region.

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