Cabinet approves main provisions of General Scheme of Kazakhstan territorial organization
19 December 2013 13:48

Cabinet approves main provisions of General Scheme of Kazakhstan territorial organization

Astana. December 19. KAZINFOMR - The Government of Kazakhstan approved the main provisions of the General Scheme of the organization of territories of Kazakhstan until 2030, the Prime Minsiter's official site reports.

"The General Scheme is the main town planning document that defines the strategy of territorial development of Kazakhstan till 2030. During the development process, the document fell beyond the scope of the town planning project and covered economic and spatial planning for the development of the country," First Deputy Minister of Regional Development Kairbek Uskenbayev stated at a Cabinet meeting.

According to him, the General Scheme was developed by the leading Kazakh and foreign research institutes, and design institutes in the spheres of town planning, economy and IT.

Thus, the General Scheme defines the levels of evolutionary stage development of the regions and their possible transition to a higher level of industrial development.

In addition, it identifies the resource capabilities of the regions and sectors of the economy on reserves of raw materials, energy and water resources, the current state of labor resources and logistics.

The document also addressed the challenges and opportunities of the agricultural sector, engineering infrastructure for energy, water, gas and telecommunications services.

"We have offered solutions for the development of the transport network, resorts and tourist centers through the creation of integrated resort and recreational areas, including a variety of tourism products," the Deputy Regional Development Minister said.

It should be noted that for the solution of environmental problems there was developed a natural ecological structure of the territory and measures to improve the ecological status, including those related to the prevention of natural and manmade disasters.

So, to address migration problems, prevent spontaneous expansion of agglomerations, big cities and suburban areas it is proposed to create counter magnet cities at a distance greater than the radius of the push-pull migration in order to divert migration flows from the centers of agglomerations.