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IN 2019, A TOTAL OF 1.1 TRILLION. IT IS PLANNED TO LAUNCH ABOUT 120 PROJECTS WORTH 20 MILLION TENGE AND CREATE 20,000 PERMANENT JOBS

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by February 6, 2019 General

In 2018 the volume of industrial production in Kazakhstan increased by 4.1%. This was achieved due to the rapid growth of the mining sector by 4.6% and processing industry by 4%. This was reported by the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Jungus Kassymbek at the press conference. According to him, the main drivers are mechanical engineering (14.1% growth), chemical industry (8.1%), oil refining (8.1%), light industry (4.4%) and production of oil and gas (4, 8%).

“By the end of 2018, the number of operating enterprises in the manufacturing industry reached 14.7 thousand. In general, labor productivity increased by 3.5%, investments in the fixed capital – by 27% (for 12 months of 2018 – 6.6 trillion tenge). During the period of implementation of the Industrialization Program (since 2010), the total value of 7,9 trln. Over 1 250 projects were launched and 120 thousand permanent jobs were created. In 2018, the value of 1.3 trillion. 100 projects were launched, more than 13 thousand permanent jobs were created. In 2019, a total of 1.1 trillion. It is planned to put into operation about 120 projects worth a total of KZT 120 million. About 20 thousand permanent jobs will be created on these projects, “said Zhenis Kassymbek.

In the framework of the state program “Digital Kazakhstan” it is planned to introduce innovative and digital technologies to more than 100 enterprises in mining and metallurgical complex and processing industry by 2022.

This year 38 projects on introduction of innovative and digital technologies will be implemented in 32 enterprises of mining, metallurgy, construction and food industry.

According to the results of 2018, the volume of transport services increased by 4.6% compared to 2017.

“The total volume of freight transit through Kazakhstan’s territory has increased by 6% and amounted to 19.2 mln. 40% (171.2 thousand konteyner) China-Europe, 80% of Europe-China (139.6 thousand connections). Thus, it is possible to speak about formation of transit-logistic hub in the center of Eurasia, “the Minister said.

Within the state program “Nurly Zhol” implementation of large-scale road projects will be continued. In 2018 1,5 thousand kilometers of national roads were repaired and 528 km of roads were reconstructed. For the systematic development of interregional infrastructure last year, the repairs of roads in the local area network on a parity basis increased twofold and amounted to more than 150 billion tenge. tenge. More than 4 thousand kilometers of roads were repaired.

“There is a steady growth in civil aviation. The number of transit passengers increased from 20,000 in 2010 to 900,000 in 2018 (620,000 in 2017). By 2020, the number of transit passengers will be 1.6 million. to the person. In the first half of this year it is planned to launch a low-cost Fly Arystan airline. In the first year, the cost of Air Astana was $ 2 million less than $ 1 million. to the passenger, “said Zhenis Kassymbek.

In 2018, the construction sector has demonstrated a steady growth rate, an increase of 4.1% from 2017, and labor productivity growth of 9%. Investments in housing construction increased by 8.1% (1.2 trillion tenge).

“According to the program” Nurly zher “6 tenge per 1 tenge of state investments were attracted. This is also one of the key indicators. 12.5 mln. The new housing was commissioned, that is, a record figure and 12.1% higher than the level of 2017. The housing commissioned in 2018 amounted to 0.68 square meters per inhabitant. This is the highest figure among the CIS countries, “the Minister said.

113 thousand families have improved housing conditions, including 14 thousand families with state and credit housing (lease – 3.7 thousand, credit – 11 thousand apartments) at the expense of the state. Overall, in 2019, a total of $ 13 million. square meters of housing is planned to be built. As a result, approximately 118,000 families will be provided with housing. All measures are aimed at achieving the target indicator by 2030, reaching 30 square meters per person.

Source: Ministry of investments and Developments

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