The President of Kazakhstan, who arrived on a working trip to Almaty, familiarized himself with the plans for the reconstruction of the international airport of the southern capital.
SerkanKaptan, Deputy CEO of «TAV Airport Holding» - JSC «Almaty City Development Centre, a Turkish company, informed the Head of State about the construction of a new air harbor terminal. The cost of the project is estimated at 150 million euros, the total area of the terminal will be 55,000 square meters, passenger traffic - 6 million people per year. The terminal is expected to open in the second quarter of 2022.
Kassym-JomartTokayev expressed hope that after the reconstruction is completed, Almaty airport will become the largest aviation hub in Central Asia.
The President was also presented with a project to build a 784-meter junction at the intersection of Bukhtarminskaya Street and the Kuljinsky Tract.
According to the Head of State, this facility will improve the situation on the roads and make the life of citizens more comfortable.
The Head of State visited the mobile screening center for coronavirus detection.
During a working trip to Almaty, Kassym-JomartTokayev familiarized himself with the activities of a new mobile screening center for coronavirus infection created by South Korean technology.
The President heard the report of Mayor BakytzhanSagintayev on the epidemiological situation in the city.
The leaders of the Korean company «Medical Partners Korea» Kim Dayong and Min Khisuk told the Head of State about the capabilities of the mobile laboratory and the accumulated experience of testing on the «Drive-through» system.
Kassym-JomartTokayev had a conversation with the doctors and expressed his gratitude to them for their selfless work.
The pandemic is actually a war. The whole world has declared war against the pandemic. As the French say: «A la guerre comme à la guerre’. By uniting, we can defeat the pandemic», the President is convinced.
The Head of State also congratulated the staff of the center on the International Day of the Nurse, which is celebrated around the world on May 12.
The President of Kazakhstan visited the Main Botanic Garden of Almaty
Kassym-JomartTokayev inspected the reconstruction of the Main Botanic Garden of the southern capital.
The head of state heard a detailed report of Mayor BakytzhanSagintayev on the development of Almaty. The environmental situation in the city was reported by the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources MagzumMirzagaliyev.
ErlanOspanov, CEO of the «Verny Capital» Group, told the President about the peculiarities of the Almaty arboretum reconstruction project.
Kassym-JomartTokayev praised the joint work of the Almaty Mayor's Office and the BulatUtemuratov Foundation. The Head of State believes that, as in the old days, the botanical garden should once again become one of the favorite places of residents and visitors of the city.
«The Botanical Garden is an iconic area for Almaty residents and all Kazakhstanis, especially for those who were born here and spent their youth. I call on the Almaty residents to protect this territory and treat it as their home», the Head of State said.
Kassym-JomartTokayev visited the House of Social Services
The final point of the program of the president's working trip to Almaty was a visit to the House of Social Services.
The President familiarized himself with the progress of the reconstruction of the facility, which will provide the socially vulnerable segments of the population with the widest range of services on the principle of «one-window» and taking into account the life circumstances of each applicant.
The Head of State supported the creation of such a center and stressed the importance of continuing to support the population.
«Despite the pandemic, we need to deal with the social welfare of our citizens. This is a priority and strategic task. That is why I support the construction of this single social security Centre. I believe that this is the right initiative, which, of course, should be effectively implemented», - said Kassym-JomartTokayev.