Presidential Decree of 6 April 2015, No. 1030 approved the Nurly Zhol Infrastructure Development Programme.
The Programme’s goal is to establish a unified economic market through integration of the nation’s macro regions based on effective infrastructural hubs to ensure Kazakhstan’s long-term economic growth and to implement anti-crisis measures in support of particular sectors of economy in the context of deterioration of situation in external markets.
Increase of cargo shipment volumes and carrying capacity of the section up to 37.19M tons by 2020 (31.2M tons in 2014);
Increase of cargo transport speed from 27.8 km/h to 40 km/h (1.5. times increase); Reduction of cargo travel time between Almaty and Shu stations by 3.5 hours.
Maintenance of coast infrastructure near Kuryk port, Kashagan oil field, and also National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot JSC, Tengiz-Service LLP, Globalink LLP, Yersai Caspian Contractor LLP facilities;
Creation of transportation logistics of this region for transhipment of various cargo types to ferries.
Increase of cargo shipment volumes through Caspian Sea into Europe.
Savings in travel expenses through deduction of expenses for transhipment in ports of loading.
To maintain economic activity, ensuring a multiplier effect through the development of related industries, the following main directions of housing and infrastructure has launched, including:
1) the construction of rental housing;
2) construction of affordable credit housing;
3) the construction of commercial housing;
4) creation of engineering and communication infrastructure (hereinafter — ECI).
These are designed to provide rental and credit housing for growing demand among the population, as well as to support private developers to encourage housing construction. The main advantage of constructing credit and commercial housing is the possibility of multiple use of the allocated funds without attracting additional funding for construction purposes.
Increase of land route attractiveness as a cost- effective alternate transit corridor between South-Eastern Asia – China – Central Asia – Europe;
Expansion of foreign trade potential for EACU countries and growth of freight transportation volume between union members.
Increase of passenger capacity from 750 passengers/hour per year up to 2,525 passengers/hour per year (by 1,775 passengers).
Increase of passenger capacity by 4.6M passengers a year (from 3M passengers a year to 7.6M passengers).
Favourable conditions for attracting direct investments in petrochemical sector.
Building the necessary infrastructure in support of NIPT SEZ investment projects.
Increase of network capacity in North –East section of the power grid; addressing the issue of energy deficit in East Kazakhstan, making it independent from Russia’s UES transit of energy and provide maximum output capacity in Shulbinsk HPP after commissioning Bulak Power Plant that will serve as its regulator.
Increase of transit potential in the North-South section of the national energy system, cover the energy demands of railways, power consuming mining facilities, creation of conditions for the development of border territories and large scale exploration of renewable energy potential and connection enhancement of the Eastern section with national unified electric power grid.
Samruk-Kazyna Real Estate Fund JSC is one of the Regional Development 2020 Programme’s operators since 2012.
As part of the programme’s implementation this year, the Real Estate Fund arranged agreements on financing 15 housing construction objects in 12 regions of the country (Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Taraz, Karaganda, Shymkent, Oskemen, Kyzylorda, Aktau, Atyrau, and Almaty Region, Kokshetau).
The amount to be invested in 15 objects is 90.13BN KZT, Real Estate Fund liabilities amounted to 71.50BN KZT. The total area of the premises is more than 625,000 square metres; the share of the Real Estate Fund is 500,390 square metres.
According to data on 1 November 2016, the Regional Development 2020 Programme has already commissioned 335.55 thousand square metres of premises, transferred the ownership of 274 thousand square metres, sold 267.4 thousand square metres, with 50.1 thousand square metres of them within eight months of 2016.
About 10,000 apartments will be constructed under the Programme, 80% of which will belong to the Real Estate Fund. The distribution of apartments will be implemented through procedures outlined under the programme’s conditions.