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By the end of 2019, it is planned to introduce over 4 thousand additional places in student dormitories Ministry of Education and Science

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by September 30, 2019 General

In 2018, during a joint meeting of the chambers of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, the First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, as part of the Third Social Initiative, instructed to build dormitories for at least 75 thousand places by the end of 2022, which will allow to completely resolve the issue, taking into account the growing needs in the coming years. For this, as Elbasy noted, it is necessary to stimulate universities and colleges to build and repair student hostels using the principles of PPP. Read the review material by PrimeMinister.kz on the work carried out in this direction in the country.

According to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, today 69 universities and 105 colleges for 90,484 beds are in need of places in student hostels in the republic.

“The introduction of places in dormitories will be carried out in stages: in 2019 at least 5 thousand places, in 2020 15 thousand places, in 2021 25 thousand places, in 2022 30 thousand places,” in the address.

In pursuance of the order, a special mechanism has been developed aimed at encouraging educational institutions and the private sector to participate in construction projects (reconstruction) of student dormitories, a regulatory framework has been formed, and funding volumes have been determined.

Since the announcement of the Five Social Initiatives, 4,771 places have been introduced. In the 4th quarter of this year 4,020 seats are planned to be added. Thus, with a plan of 5 thousand beds, by the end of 2019, 8,791 beds will be introduced (overfulfillment will be 3,791 beds or 75.8%), of which 5,211 by placing a targeted state order.

At present, 63 projects with 26,676 beds are under construction: 33 contracts have been concluded, within the framework of which 10,594 beds are planned to be commissioned.

So, in NurSultan 4, Almaty 6, Shymkent 2. In Karaganda region 4, three dormitories in Akmola, East Kazakhstan regions, two in Zhambyl, Kostanay, Mangystau, Pavlodar, Kyzylorda regions each. In West Kazakhstan region, one dormitory was built. The concluded agreements in 2019 will ensure the commissioning of 4,970 places.

Also, the Operator is considering 7 applications for 1,550 places. In addition, negotiations are underway with 23 suppliers for 14,532 places on issues of participation in the government procurement mechanism.

As noted in the department, due to the local budget and sponsor funds, 8 dormitories for 928 places are located at the construction stage: Atyrau region. (7), Almaty region (1) (commissioning 2019 388 places, 2020 640 places).

As of August 2019, eight facilities were commissioned for 1,443 places in Shymkent (IP Kaipova 350 places, JSC South Kazakhstan Medical Academy 250 places), Almaty (KazITU 188 places), Aktau (IE Huseinov 180 places, Yesenov Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering 170 places), Karaganda (IE Ryspayeva 100 places, Karaganda Humanitarian College 100 places), Semey (Kainar Higher College 105 places).

In general, to cover the deficit, it is planned to commission 184 facilities, 20 of them through reconstruction, 164 through construction.

It is worth noting that the construction of new hostels will be carried out on 169 land plots, 44 of which are allocated by akimats, 125 are owned by educational institutions and investors. Design estimates are available for 28 objects for 12,419 places. 62 documents are under development.

Financing the commissioning of new places at 45 facilities is planned to be carried out at the expense of own funds of educational organizations. To implement 71 projects, it is planned to attract investor funds, 23 will be created through cofinancing of educational organizations and investors. Sources of funding are identified for 23 projects.

To optimize the costs of developers on the site studdom.fincenter.kz created design and estimate projects bank, which contains standard and individual projects of student hostels.

In addition, the republican budget provides funds for placing a state order to provide students, undergraduates and doctoral students with places in dormitories (in 2019 1 billion tenge; in 2020 4 billion tenge; in 2021 10 billion tenge).

Source: Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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