AKIPRESS.COM - Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar said that the government in 2020 will allocate 80 billion tenge for modernization of rural infrastructure, the press service of the Prime Minister said.
According to Sklyar, currently 7.7 million people live in 6,443 villages (42% of the country's population).
The rural infrastructure will be upgraded as a matter of priority through existing state programs and the Aul – El Besigi project, rural entrepreneurship will be supported as part of the existing agro-industrial development programs, Business Road Map–2020, Enbek and others, he said.
“Significant funds are needed to comprehensively solve the existing problems in these villages. According to preliminary estimates, 900 billion tenge is needed, while it is proposed to allocate 70% or 630 billion tenge from the republican budget, and the remaining 30% or 270 billion tenge from local budgets. It is proposed to distribute these funds until 2027,” Sklyar informed.
In 2019, in 53 villages, where almost 700 thousand people live, 452 infrastructure projects worth 30 billion tenge are being implemented.
These are projects for the repair and reconstruction of social (schools, hospitals, cultural and sports facilities) and engineering infrastructure (roads, water, electricity, heat supply, etc.). Funds are mastered in a planned manner.
In terms of infrastructure modernization, the first positive results were obtained this year.