During the inspection of the capital’s new facilities, the Head of State visited the Botanical Garden, located on the left bank of Astana.
The President of Kazakhstan, after having a talk with the representatives of Zhasyl El youth labour group, noted the importance of the ongoing work on landscaping the capital and entire Kazakhstan.
Nursultan Nazarbayev saw the orchard house in the middle of the Botanical Garden, as well as information on modern technologies used in its work.
Then, during the presentation, the Head of State spoke about the history of changing and the main phases of constructing the new capital.
- They always said that no forest can grow around the city. But today there are 83 thousand hectares of trees planted there, which have grown to 20-25 meters. Each year, the area of planted forests increases by five thousand hectares. We want to connect this forest with Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort zone, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed to the need for further development of the Botanical Garden, using the scientific potential of domestic and international specialized institutions.
During the visit, the Head of State was also shown one of the main ornaments of the Botanical Garden - a light and music fountain built by East Kazakhstan region as part of Gifts of Regions for Astana Project.
On the territory of the garden there is a bicycle path, a running track, sports coverings, a pedestrian bridge and an artificial reservoir. The total area of landscaping is more than 613 thousand square meters. Among the planted bushes and trees there are collections from Europe, Asia and North America.