Almaty is in the list of the top 600 cities that account for two-thirds of the global GDP

Almaty is in the list of the top 600 cities that account for two-thirds of the global GDP. Such results were achieved due to the measures were taken in various fields including tourism industry. The Government plans to increase its share in the city’s economy. Local officials are planning to preserve the beautiful nature around Almaty. A great amount of work will be performed at the Big Almaty Lake by the next touristic season. For example, an observation deck and kiosks will be built on its area. Eco-buses will be launched as well since private vehicles will be forbidden to enter the area. Almaty department of tourism and external affairs launched several projects aimed at the establishment of a competitive touristic environment.

MAKSAT KIKIMOV, HEAD OF TOURISM DEPARTMENT:

 - We will have two touristic hubs, such as the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace and the Sayran Bus Station. Atakent is also our attraction.