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Smailov held meeting on problematic issues of SMEs ahead of tourist season

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The Government considered the issues of lending for spring field work, transport accessibility on the coast of Alakol lake on the eve of the tourist season and other problematic business issues, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Reconstruction of runways of two airports in Usharal, Almaty region and Urdzhar in the East Kazakhstan region was discussed in detail by the participants of the weekly meeting on consideration of problematic issues of business entities chaired by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov.

Renovation works start at the beginning of the summer season on the shores of Alakol lake. In this regard, Alikhan Smailov instructed to carry out the work in stages and increase alternative transport links to places of attraction for tourists in order to avoid disruption of the upcoming tourist season.

In particular, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is carrying out purposeful work to increase the number of trains and additional trailed cars in the direction of Alakol from Nur-Sultan and Almaty.

From June 17 this year to meet the demand of the population, it is proposed to launch a new passenger train on the Almaty-Dostyk route, 3 times a week.

Also, in the summer from Nur-Sultan, the movement of existing passenger trains will be increased.

Akimats of Almaty and East Kazakhstan regions reported on the work being done to prepare for the season.

Thus, reconstruction and construction of 493.5 km of republican highways "Taldykorgan - Usharal" (313.5 km) and "Usharal - Dostyk" (180 km) is underway.

Completion of these projects will significantly increase the flow of tourists to the shores of Alakol lake, where, thanks to air and rail connections, over 1 million people are vacationing during the season.

On the issue of lending for spring sowing, it was noted that financing of farmers has been made since March, while the repayment period is set for November. Considering the natural and climatic conditions, farmers in the southern regions need funds for carrying out the spring field work (purchase of seeds, fuels and lubricants, herbicides, spare parts, etc.) in December-January.

The First Deputy Prime Minister instructed to work out the issue of allocating funds for spring field and harvesting work in January-February.

14:43, 15 April 2021
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