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Akim of East Kazakhstan region: «All tenders as part of PPP projects should be open and transparent»

A progress of implementing the projects on introducing automated public transport paying fare system, purchasing buses on the program of EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and KDB (Kazakhstan Development Bank) was considered today at the extended meeting of Akim’s Office. Akim of East Kazakhstan region Danial Akhmetov said that all tenders within the framework of PPP should be open and transparent.

 According to the head of Regional Passenger Transport and Highways Administration Nurzhan Zhumadilov, the project includes 522 buses of 57 bus routes and 28 trams of 4 tram routes in Ust-Kamenogorsk. It provides the traffic control system, electronic public transport paying fare system, data-processing centre, the center of handing over of tickets with all necessary programs and hardware as well as remote facilities for public transport paying fare in the city passenger transport.

The project is to be implemented within the framework of Public Private Partnership with holding an open tender. Creation date - 9 months. Let’s note that a competitive commission composing of representatives of executive agencies and Businessmen Chamber of East Kazakhstan region is created for selecting qualified private partners.

According to Akim of Semey city, this year the city will get new buses, now organizational works to establish the automated system are underway.

Akim of East Kazakhstan region urged all participants to seriously consider the implementation of the project as well as to make the comparative analysis of conditions of EBRD and KBD.

- It is necessary to supervise all financial streams and to coordinate them with Economy and Budget Planning Administration, with Finance Administration and with my authorized deputy. At the same time, all tenders should be open, fair, transparent and with participation of representatives of mass-media, - Danial Akhmetov said.

The meeting also considered a progress of housing, implementing housing mortgage lending program «7-20-25» and the conducted work on increase of wages to low-paid categories of workers at enterprises and in organizations of the region. The head of the region tasked Construction, Architecture and City-Planning Administration of East Kazakhstan region urgently to complete the settlement process of the dwelling houses.

As a whole, according to results of this year due to all sources of funding it is planned to commission 443,400 sq.m. of housing in East Kazakhstan region, including: 49 apartment houses of 265,200 sq.m., 5,100 sq.m. of one-storeyed houses within the framework of the pilot project and 172,600 sq.m. of individual housing construction due to the population and other housing.

 

Press-service of Akim of East Kazakhstan region