Kanat Bozumbayev briefed the President on results of the region’s socio-economic development over the last year and prospects for the development of the region in the current year.
The course of realization of the investment projects was discussed at the meeting. The volume of investments attracted in the region last year rose by 58 per cent as compared to 2009 and accounted for more than KZT 140 billion. The region gets priority in processing industry, metallurgy and ore mining.
According to the program of industrial and innovative development 8 investment projects with a total of KZT 56 billion have been implemented in the region last year. More than 2.500 new jobs created in the region. Ten more new industrial-innovative facilities will be commissioned this year. The construction of three new plants – the Mineral Fertilizers Plant at the amount of KZT 394 billion, the Poultry Plant at the amount of KZT 13 billion, and the Sulphate Plant at the amount of KZT 12 billion is also scheduled.
“The growth of industtrial output made up 114 percent, the GDP increased by 8 percent in the region. In 2010, the drop irrigation technology delivered water to 202 hectares of land. This irrigation system will be applied on 1400 hectares of sowing areas. 40 water facilities at the amount of KZT 610.5 have been repaired. 406 kilometeres of channeles that provide 65 thousand of hectares of irriogated areas of the region have been also repaired. According to the program of industrial and innovative development 8 investment projects with a total of KZT 56 billion have been implemented in the region last year. They are all already commissioned,” Kanat Bozumbayev stressed at a press briefing.