Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin urged to actively develop domestic production of construction materials at the Government’s session.
While addressing the session of the Kazakh Government on Tuesday, Prime Minister Mamin reminded that the more housing is constructed across the country, the higher the need for construction materials is. According to the Kazakh Premier, most part of the construction materials are manufactured in Kazakhstan anyway, but there is room for growth.
«It is necessary to further actively development domestic production of building materials,» he stressed.
He noted that Kazakhstan is set to implement a host of projects at the expense of private investors to the tune of 63 billion tenge on manufacture of gas-concrete blocks, facing slabs, heat insulating materials, sandwich panels as well as reinforced concrete frames. «Work in this area should be continued. I instruct the Ministry of Industry in association with the Samruk Kazyna Holding and «Atameken» National Chamber of Entrepreneurs to map out and submit to the Government a comprehensive plan of actions on the development of construction industry,» he added.
Mamin believes that effective implementation of the domestic housing policy will provide at least 30 sq.m.of housing per person by 2030.
«While unveiling the Nur Otan Party’s pre-election campaign Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to build over 100 million sq.m. of housing in the next five years. Thus, we will provide about 1 million families in Kazakhstan with housing,» he said.
The head of the Cabinet added that in order to implement such ambitious tasks the domestic housing policy is being reformed. That, in his words, involves a new complex of measures aimed at further accessibility of housing, steps to attract investment of private developers into rental housing construction.
Askar Mamin also revealed the plans to commission at least 17 million sq. m. of housing this year, that is 2 million sq.m. more than last year.