Astana mayor told about city's achievements for over 20 years
For over 20 years, the gross regional product of the cpaital of Kazakhstan increased by 190 times.
The annual volume of investments in the capital for over 20 years increased by 44 times, the mayor of Astana, Asset Issekeshev, told at the forum "Astana-20 years of development and innovations", BNews.kz correspondent reported.
"Revenues to the state budget increased by 80 times from 13 billion in 1997 to 1 trillion tenge in the past year. Over 20 years, 1 trillion 600 billion tenges were invested in the housing construction, at the same time, 1 265 apartment houses, almost 180 thousand flats were commissioned. I would like to say that over the last five years more than 9 million square meters of housing were commissioned. Almost over 5 years, a city for 300 thousand people was constructed, that is a medium-sized regional center appeared in Astana. Over 20 year, the gross regional product increased by 190 times," the mayor said.
At the same time, according to Issekeshev, 1 172 facilities of a production, social and cultural and public importance were constructed over 20 years.
"The annual volume of investement in the main capital increased from 1997 by 44 times and over 20 years, its overall amount comprised 8 trillion tenge or 47 billion dollars. Such a tendency continued in 2017, because of holding of the EXPO we have good economic indicators," he said.
According to him, the volume of industrial production increased by more than 7% and comprised 550 billion tenge.
"According ot the pace of development of industry, Astana took the second place following Atyrau region. Investemnts for 945 billion tenge were attracted to the economy of the capital in 2017 with an increase of 3%, of which, 70% is our private investments", Asset Issekeshev said.