Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:46:28
Government considered issues of lending for spring field work, transport accessibility on the shores of Lake Alakol in anticipation of the tourist season and other important business issues.
Reconstruction of runways at the same time of two airports in the city of Usharal, Almaty region and Urdzhar village in the East Kazakhstan region was discussed in detail by the participants of the weekly meeting on the consideration of problematic issues of business entities chaired by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov.
Renovation work falls at the beginning of the summer season on the coast of Lake Alakol. In this regard, Smailov instructed to carry out the work in stages and increase alternative transport links to places of attraction for tourists in order to avoid disruption of the upcoming tourist season.
In particular, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is carrying out purposeful work to increase the number of trains and additional trailed cars in the direction of Alakol from the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty.
From June 17, 2021, to meet the demand of the population, it is proposed to launch a new passenger train on the route Almaty-Dostyk with a frequency of 3 times a week.
Also in the summer period from the city of Nur-Sultan will increase the size of the movement of existing passenger trains.
Akimats of Almaty and East Kazakhstan regions reported on the work being done to prepare for the season.
Thus, the reconstruction and construction of 493.5 km of republican highways Taldykorgan-Usharal (313.5 km) and Usharal-Dostyk (180 km) is underway.
Completion of these projects will significantly increase the flow of tourists to the shores of the lake. Alakol, where already now, thanks to air and rail links, over 1 million people rest during the season.
On the issue of lending for spring field work, it was noted that financing of farmers has been made since March, with the repayment period set for November. Considering the natural and climatic conditions, farmers in the southern regions need funds for carrying out the CDW (purchase of seeds, fuels and lubricants, herbicides, spare parts, etc.) in December-January. The First Deputy Prime Minister was instructed to work out the issue of allocating funds for spring field and harvesting work in January-February.