Almaty budget savings worth almost 10 bln tenge

18 July, 2018, 14:38 219
Almaty budget savings worth almost 10 bln tenge

It is planned, roads will be build and light lines will be repaired due to the savings.

The city budget for the current year has been updated during an unregular session of maslikhat of the VI convocation in Almaty. The update was made in connection with the need to redistribute the internal reserves formed at the expense of savings during public procurement and optimization of projects in the amount of 9.3 billion tenge, reports with reference to the press service of Almaty governor’s office.

For the first half of this year, a growth of 103.8% is in all sectors of the economy of Almaty. Thus, retail trade grew by 8.3%, the industry by 4.4%, construction by 4.7%, and the growth of foreign investment in five months amounted to 25.1%. 110.3% increase in tax revenues to the state budget was provided.

While clarifying the budget, due to the saved funds, the expenses for solving social issues, such as repairing outdoor lighting lines, pavements, building roads in new micro-districts, improving safety and support for persons with disabilities are taken into account.

For example, in several districts of the city it is planned to carry out current repair of outdoor lighting lines, the construction of roads in the micro districts of Akbulak, Algabas, Karasu, Kok-Kainar, Ulzhan-2 in Alatau district and the construction of the road in Zhas-Kanat municipality of Turksib district will be started.

In order to provide assistance for people with disabilities, tiflo-technical means for 675 people and surdo-technical means for 871 people will be purchased.

Besides, in frames of Productive employment and entrepreneurship assistance, thousand unemployed people will undergo short-term professional training and retraining in 50 specialties.

In addition, it should be noted 193.5 million tenge will be allocated for the purchase of textbooks for general education schools. for the purpose of security enhancement, a process of seismic reinforcement of buildings of seven schools will be launched.

Let's remind that the Almaty budget structured with an emphasis on the priorities of the Almaty 2020 development program and social needs of citizens this year is 526.7 billion tenge.