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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Deputies noted the need to further reduce the shortage of drinking water in Aktau

by January 14, 2020 General

As part of a working trip, MPs Mikhail Bortnik and Baktybai Chelpekov visited the special economic zone of the Aktau seaport. During the meeting with the administration of the FEZ, the results of the zone’s activities and prospects for its development were discussed.

Then the senators visited the enterprises participants of the SEP Seaport Aktau: a plant for the production of crushed stone and mastic asphalt concrete LLP Caspian Tas Zhol with a capacity of 160 thousand tons of asphalt concrete per year and a plant for cutting pipes with a gas-tight joint of Kazakhstan Payp Traders LLP with a capacity of 45 thousand . tons of pipes per year.

During the discussion, it was noted that for 1 tenge of budgetary investments, 19.1 tenge of private investments were attracted, and 4 tenge of tax deductions were paid. At the same time, problematic issues were voiced, including considering the possibility of changing the priority area of the SEZ to attract new potential investors, continuing to finance the construction of the special zone infrastructure from the republican budget, as well as some issues of tax legislation.

The deputies informed the meeting about measures of state support for the development of the economy of the regions, small and medium-sized businesses, including the main provisions of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Special Economic and Industrial Zones” adopted in March 2019.

The deputies also met with the staff of the Mangistau Regional Museum of History and Local Lore named after A. Kekilbayev in Aktau. Issues of supporting museum work in the region, training young personnel, and introducing modern approaches to attract new visitors were discussed in detail.

In addition, senators visited Caspian Desalination Plant LLP with a capacity of 25 thousand cubic meters. meters per day. During the discussion, issues of increasing the productivity of drinking water up to 40 thousand cubic meters per day were raised. Deputies noted the need to further reduce the shortage of drinking water, which will be more than 95 thousand cubic meters per day by 2025.

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan