Japanese businessmen to invest in Kazakhstan's Turkistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Japanese businessmen are interested in investing in the development of the infrastructure of Kazakh city of Turkistan, according to Khabar 24.
They plan to take part in the construction of water supply lines, sewerage networks and high-rise buildings.
"After gaining the status of a regional center, our ancient city became attractive for foreign investments," said the mayor of the city Alipbek Userbaev at the meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Kazakhstan Ichiro Kawabata.
The meeting participants noted that Turkistan, as a city with a history going back centuries, remains the most visited tourist destination, and this factor should be leading in establishing economic ties with other countries.
"The infrastructure for a powerful city, the center of Turkic culture is being prepared. I am very glad that I could see with my own eyes how powerfully and actively Turkistan is developing. I want to think about building up cooperation between Japan and Turkistan," Kawabata said.
It is worth noting that during the recent visit of the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Turkistan, a long-term plan for the development of the city was approved and the most favorable directions in its economic transformations were defined.
Nazarbayev stressed the special historical and spiritual importance of Turkistan both for the Kazakhs and for the whole Turkic world. The president was informed in detail about the plans for the construction of infrastructure and social facilities, as well as the proposed solutions in the field of energy and water supply of the city.
Following the meeting, the president gave specific instructions to the leadership of Turkestan region.