Government approved long-term concept of economic positioning of Almaty and Almaty oblast till 2015
Astana. September 24. Kazakhstan Today - The long-term concept of economic positioning of Almaty and Almaty oblast till 2015 was approved at the government session on Tuesday, the agency reports. According to the Minister of Economics and Budgetary Planning of Kazakhstan, Bahyt Sultanov, the purpose of the concept is defining the main directions of economic positioning of Almaty city and Almaty oblast as a uniform center of economic growth of the country, allowing to generate and develop competitive specialization of Almaty region at the national and world markets. The main goals of the document - maintenance of interrelated development of Almaty and Almaty oblast as one of "the poles of growth" of the country and integration of Almaty region into the republican, regional and world markets by defining and development of perspective niches of economic specialization. According to the concept at the national, regional (Central Asian) and the world markets, the Almaty region will be positioned as the international financial center, tourist and sports center, the center of transport-logistical and trading-service national, and subsequently of the international importance, the centre of science-innovative and the industrially-service center, the Minister of Economics noted.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today