To increase the influx of tourists, the construction of a high-speed railway on the route Turkestan-Shymkent-Tashkent will begin. This was announced on Tuesday by the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.
"This will create 22 thousand new jobs in the tourism industry with an increase of 50%, as well as 100 thousand new jobs in related sectors of the economy," he said at an expanded meeting of the government of Kazakhstan via video conferencing. p>
He added that the domestic tourist flow will be about 4.5 million people and will show an increase of 22%. The share of tourism in the country's GDP will be increased to 5.2%.
The head of the government of Kazakhstan said that in order to modernize the transport infrastructure and realize the transport potential within the framework of the Nurly Zhol (Bright Way) state program, 6 thousand km of roads will be completed and reconstructed.