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Akim of East Kazakhstan region about plans for 2020

A reporting back meeting of the head of East Kazakhstan region Danial Akhmetov before the Public Council of East Kazakhstan region took place in the regional akimat. 

Danial Akhmetov briefed on the indicators of the socio-economic development of the region for 2019. The main events of the past year were the completion of the construction of four schools, the opening of a children's hospital for 200 beds in Ust-Kamenogorsk, the start of the multifunctional cultural and sports complex of the world level with 5,000 places in Semey.

513 km of roads were repaired in the region, 413 km of water supply networks were built, 306 social facilities were repaired.

More than 130,000 new diagnostic and treatment methods have appeared in the healthcare sector, and the tasks of the international audit have been fully accomplished. The work to increase the knowledge of doctors will be continued, but from this year on, the duration of training abroad will be from 3 months up to a year. In the near future, hospitals in the region will have the JCI standard, and branches of Kazakhstan research institutes will be created.

 According to Danial Akhmetov, plans for 2020 are to update 9 maternity hospitals meeting the second level in the border and district centers of the region, as well as open cardiac centers in Ayagoz and Altai.

- It’s improper that 80% of children are born in only two centers. Young mothers are to overcome thousands of kilometers. We must make comfortable conditions in districts, equip the hospitals meeting the highest standard. The same applies to cardiology centers. We don’t have to think that people can get qualified help only in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey. Residents of Urjar, Tarbagatai, Ayagoz and many other districts will soon receive this assistance at the so-called “golden hour,” the head of the region said.

The Education Department is faced with the task of continuing the work on the development of multilingualism, raising the level of teaching of 4,000 teachers, and also introducing a world-class program on IT technologies in training.

- I see the remarkable enthusiasm of children in information technology. These are brilliant results. Children need to become even more competitive. We can achieve success in this area”, said Danial Akhmetov.

One of the main tasks is to re-equip colleges with new equipment and implement WorldSkills standards.

Fundamental changes took place last year in the field of social protection of the vulnerable population, including large families and low-income families. For this category, one-time social assistance was doubled, state targeted social assistance has a three-fold increase, all kinds of support were provided to children. This year's plans are to stabilize the situation, taking into account the new rules for TSA payments. It is also planned to start eliminating the waiting list for this category in three stages until 2022.

In general, last year 443,000 square meters were commissioned. The need for improving housing conditions among the population is still high. People are on the waiting list at Zhilstroysberbank having 10,900 tenge of initial contribution. This year it is planned to build 480,000 sq.m. of housing. The head of the region tasked Construction Administration, additionally to provide the design and estimate documentation for 350,000 square meters of housing. In connection with the planned large volume of housing commissioning, according to Danial Akhmetov, there will be a lack of builders in the near future. Therefore, Education Administration and Construction Administration were instructed to organize training in construction specialties in accordance with the volume of housing.

Also, social facilities are to be commissioned this year: Culture House in the Gluboky district, a fitness center in Aktogay settlement, a swimming pool in Kurchum settlement, a school for 300 students in Karaul settlement and others.

- This year we have a lot to do, including in Ust-Kamenogorsk. Last year, we improved Moldagulova Street. I recently met with residents of the 19th microdistrict. Over the past 10 years, we have done nothing in this area. This year we will solve all the problems there”, said Akim of East Kazakhstan region.

Concluding the meeting, Danial Akhmetov focused on the issues of starting the construction of a bridge across the Bukhtarma Reservoir, the development of border areas, as well as Semey city.