Greetings of the Mayor of Astana on the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan
I warmly congratulate you on the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – a state holiday, which became a truly national.
The formation of Kazakhstan as an independent state with a strong economy is connected with the name of the Head of State Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev. Therefore, the day of December 1st has become a holiday, which is celebrated nationally.
Today Astana has become the pride of every citizen of Kazakhstan. Over 18 years the population of the country’s main city has more than tripled. Thousands of Kazakhstanis have been able to fulfill themselves in Astana. The rapid growth of the economy of Astana is evidenced by the volume of investments growing 40 times (since 1998); now this most important indicator is close to 6.8 trillion tenge. Number of small and medium-sized businesses is growing with impressive pace. The city has become a national leader in the level of housing provision. 26 new healthcare facilities, about 200 kindergartens and schools have been built.
The city has become the main venue for major international political, sporting and cultural events. All this, without exaggeration, has allowed Astana to become one of the youngest and most dynamic capitals in the world.
Astana has become the center of attraction for progressive, creative people. It is impossible to overestimate their contribution to the development of the capital of Kazakhstan. And, on this occasion, I would like to thank every resident of the capital for the invested hard work in the development of the city – the brainchild of our Yelbasy. I am confident that our city will have new victories and bright future.
I wish good health, inexhaustible energy, peace and prosperity to everyone and your families!
Source: Akimat of Astana