During the visit, the Head of State was informed about the exhibition complex activities, in which in 'open space' format there is a service centre for businesspeople, a venue for business forums and meetings, as well as a business incubator supporting beginner entrepreneurs from the idea to its commercialization.
Akim of Almaty region Amandyk Batalov presented to Nursultan Nazarbayev the information on actualizing Digital Kazakhstan, Ruhani Zhangyru Programs, and Five Social Presidential Initiatives in the region.
During the meeting with the region’s business community, the Head of State noted that during 26 years of Independence in Kazakhstan the necessary conditions for the effective development of small and medium-sized businesses have been created.
- Even Five Social Initiatives are also opportunities for business development. Construction of housing and everything related to this area: production of glass, bricks, other building materials - all these are also resources for doing business. Construction of roads, schools, hospitals and infrastructure is also a business. Entrepreneurs need to use these opportunities, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev drew attention to Almaty region’s advantages, including unique natural and climatic conditions, favourable geographical location and unlimited potential for the tourist cluster development.
- I'm agitating for your activity at Alakol; I was in that place yesterday. There are very good opportunities. If earlier the region hosted only 400 thousand people, last year - twice as many, and this year more than a million holidaymakers are expected. There are roads and the infrastructure. There is a need for construction works. Alakol is already building five-star hotels and good tourist facilities. It is possible to create such excellent conditions that all Kazakhstanis will travel here, the Head of State said.
At the end of the meeting, the President of Kazakhstan set the task to develop, first, agricultural crops, which were traditionally grown in Almaty region.
- Now new sugar factories have been launched; sugar production is increasing. 60,000 tons of sugar have already been produced, and there is room for expansion. Now Usharal area grows soybean and barley. There is a malt factory, a fruit farm, specializing in Almaty apples on an industrial scale, Nursultan Nazarbayev concluded.
In addition, during the visit to the new building of the Palace of Celebrations and familiarization with its activities, the Head of State heard information about the construction of social and cultural facilities: a 570-seat swimming pool, the indoor track and field athletics arena, a fitness centre, music and general education schools, and a drama theatre.