The government approved the General Plan of Astana until 2035.

Over the next 10 years, 6.3 trillion tenge will be allocated for its implementation.

The authorities have approved the General Plan of Astana until 2035, outlining steps for the development of social, housing, communal, transport, and energy infrastructure of the capital.

What happened: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Alihan Smailov, signed the resolution approving the capital's General Plan. The government emphasizes that the main urban planning document has undergone extensive public discussions.

"It includes measures for the city's proactive development, taking into account the dynamic population growth. Currently, the population of the capital is approximately 1.2 million people, and it is expected to reach 2.3 million people by 2035," the statement says.

Key points in the General Plan: The General Plan involves the construction of 164 schools, 178 kindergartens, and 93 healthcare institutions. By 2029, 15 modern palaces for schoolchildren will also be built. All of this will be financed by the local budget and private investments.

The capital's housing stock is planned to be increased to 68.2 million square meters, and the length of the road network by 1,000 km to 2,500 km.

Infrastructure development: Authorities anticipate the development of alternative public transportation in the capital. To ease congestion on main thoroughfares, especially in the Esil area, the construction of five major bridges is planned.

"With the increase in water consumption, Pumping and Filtration Station No. 4 will be built, with a capacity of 210,000 cubic meters per day, receiving water from the Irtysh-Karaganda canal. For technical water supply, the Telman Pumping Station will be expanded to produce up to 160,000 cubic meters per day," the government's press service reported.

Additionally, Astana will see the construction of the second phase of CHP-3, four new gas thermal power stations, expansion of CHP-2, and the introduction of 14 substations at 110/10 kV.

"To address gas supply issues, the capacity of the existing automated gas distribution stations AGRS-1 and AGRS-2 will be increased, and AGRS-3 will be built, connecting to the main gas pipeline 'Saryarka' via a new branch spanning over 71,000 km," emphasized the government.

Furthermore, the development of Astana's "Green Belt" will continue, with an additional 2,700 hectares allocated last year. Measures will also be taken to improve public and courtyard spaces.

General Plan budget: The total investment amount for the General Plan implementation until 2025 from all sources will be 6.3 trillion tenge. Private investments in housing construction will account for approximately 4.3 trillion tenge, and 700 billion tenge will be allocated for infrastructure projects.