The industrial park of Astana will be expanded

The industrial park of Astana will be expanded. This year, a small industrial zone will be created in the territory of the second park. According to the plan, the 195,000 square meters of production facilities for small and medium-sized businesses will be built on the 440 hectares of land until 2020. The zone will give an opportunity to open more than 18,000 jobs in over 130 small and medium-sized businesses. In addition, the Business Support Center will be built in the capital which will provide a single-window service. An entrepreneur will receive help to develop a business plan as well as consultations on the state support measures. The public authorities will also provide services.

GANI TASMAGANBETOV, DIRECTOR, CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS IN ASTANA:

 - A person doesn’t have to go anywhere. People can use the service online without leaving their houses. Moreover, people get support on the topics they have interest in. The center will help entrepreneurs in making business plans as well as managing the accounting business. All this can be done online.

Today, the share of the small and medium business makes up 57% in economy of the capital. This is the best indicator for the republic. The volume of investments in fixed assets of enterprises amounted to 944 billion tenge. Out of this figure, nearly 200 billion tenge are foreign direct investment which increased three-fold over the past year.