ALMATY. April 10. KAZINFORM. /Dauren Zhailin/ New metropolitan railway will play a big role in traffic relief and environment management. Akim of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yessimov made it public at yesterday’s session on urban development chaired by the President of Kazakhstan. According to A. Yessimov, in whole KZT 82 billion was utilized during the period of subway construction. “Today they hold works on laying of routes and interior finish of all seven stations. The underground is planned to be put into operation next year provided that the Government maintains financing”, the Akim said. President Nursultan Nazarbayev commissioned the Government to budget additional KZT 14 billion in the construction, to launch the first branch of the Almaty subway next year. *** Development of Almaty energy complex discussed ALMATY. April 10. KAZINFORM. /Dauren Zhailin/ “Much attention is paid to the development of Almaty power complex”, Akim A. Yessimov said at the sitting on the issues of urban development under the chairmanship of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Almaty yesterday. According to the Mayor, about KZT 46 billion was budgeted in energy sector last year. “It allowed to decrease damage rate and increase overall production of electric energy by 15%. Water supply system increased revenues from KZT 3.5 to 10.6 billion. Due to it KZT 3.2 billion will be allotted to repair and construction works”, Almaty Akim said. The Head of the State supported these measures. He noted that Kazakhstan consumes drink water unconscionably. “We should learn how to save water”, N. Nazarbayev added. ***Almaty Mayor: Further improvement of social infrastructure provided ALMATY. April 10. KAZINFORM /Dauren Zhailin/ We have implemented all social programs and provided further improvement of the city’s social infrastructure. Mayor of Almaty city Akhmetzhan Yessimov has made it public at the yesterday’s conference on south capital’s development chaired by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazinform reports. As Mr. Yessimov informed, seven schools and four kindergartens have been built and put into commission over the last year and the first quarter of the current year. Three more kindergartens and schools are planned to be commissioned by the year end, he said. According to the Mayor, eight healthcare facilities are under construction at present. As for housing over 1 mln sq m of accomodation have been put into operation in Almaty in 2008. The President reminded of allocation of KZT 46.5 bln for supporting shared construction participants. “The second tier banks have already utilized KZT 27.5 bln. KZT 10 bln have been additionally allotted from the national budget. Thus, the state provides more than KZT 56 bln for tackling interest holders’ problems”, the Head of the State said.