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5 September 2005
The Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Almaty with his working visit.

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The Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Almaty with his working visit. The President of the country held a meeting with representatives of business elite of Almaty. The actual issues of entrepreneurship development and prospects for economic situation in Almaty were discussed at the meeting.

The Head of the State visited № 12 gymnasia and met with city teachers. Nursultan Nazarbayev warmly congratulated the teachers and schoolchildren on beginning of school year and underlined that the state would further give priority to the innovative education development in Kazakhstan. Addressing the teachers, the Head of the State said “During fourteen years we have created quite new Kazakhstan. We have overcome great difficulties. I thank all the teachers of Kazakhstan for their help in taking the country out from the crisis. I bow to you for your patience, trust and hope”.

Nowadays we face new tasks. We have improved the economy and joined the first five countries of the world in accordance with rate of growth. Due to economy development now we can solve the social problems first of all of the public employees those who take salary from the state. The care of teachers and doctors is the most vital task today. The fact that we have carried out the first part of the planned reforms shows the state care of these people. The teachers’ salary has increased by more than 60 %. Teachers’ status and prestige of this profession have been gradually rising.

In the afternoon the President visited Alprof consortium. The German and Italian technologies of this plant allow producing high quality aluminum construction shape and machining of steel constructions. The plant is equipped with modern machinery that produces competitive production. Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined the significance of such production development for the improvement of kazakhstani economy competitiveness and wished the workers fruitful work.

At legendary Raiymbek batyr’s memorial the Head of the State and the First Lady of the country Sara Nazarbayeva were warmly greeted by representatives of clergy, public, believers as well as the great hero’s relatives.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has carefully acquainted with the course of new housing estate construction on Raiymbek Avenue within the framework of the state housing program. This year the first seven nine-storeyed buildings will be constructed at this site.

The residential housing of more than a million square kilometers a year has not be constructed in Almaty for a long time, the Head of the State said. “During the next three years we plan to construct more than 2 million square meters. Nowadays 1 859 apartments have been already constructed and the total volume of investments in housing construction amounts about to 17 billion tenge. Hundreds of thousand of people have been working in construction industry nowadays. And a man is always in the mood when he has a job”.

 

Then the Head of the State accompanied by Almaty akim Imangali Tasmagambetov came to the traffic circle constructed in accordance with the special type on the Sain-Raiymbek crossroad. This traffic circle can provide about 120 thousand automobiles a day.

Addressing the builders, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted “We spent six and a half billion dollars tenge on traffic circle construction. And we plan to build 17 similar traffic constructions in the country. It will facilitate city traffic movement and give you the work”.

 

Visiting Electrotrans-service plant on manufacturing trolleybuses and buses in Almaty, the President said “We already have good machinery construction. For an example, Shkoda-Kazakhstan cheap automobiles production has been launched in the Eastern Kazakhstan. But electric transport is vital for Almaty. Smog and gas-polluted air is a serious problem for the city. The number of automobiles in the city has been increased during last year by a half. But our produce must be competitive and I am glad to see kazakhstani trolleybuses and buses today. And it is pleasant to work with such modern and convenient production”. At the end of the day the Head of the State took part in Zhas talap ceremony of becoming Almaty universities freshmen which was held on the central stadium.

Addressing the students, the Head of the State initiated Zhas talap Award for Special Contribution to Intellectual Development of Kazakhstan. The prize money is five million tenge. The President gave the right of granting Intellectual Award to Kazakhstan Students Union. Nursultan Nazarbayev wished the young health, happiness and luck. The President also wished them live and study in the country that would surely become one of the most developed countries of the world. Nursultan Nazarbayev presented in person two student cards to freshmen and noted that it would give him great pleasure to present all freshmen. For their part the students presented № 1 student card to the President.


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