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AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Minister Askar Mamin arrived in Shymkent for a working trip and visited large backbone enterprises, his press office said.
The head of the Government inspected modernization of the economy, and the fulfillment of the instructions given by the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his trips to the region.
Askar Mamin also checked implementation of investment projects in the field of metallurgy, pharmaceutical, food industry, development of transport infrastructure.
Upon arrival, Askar Mamin got acquainted with the project of the new terminal of the Shymkent airport. The construction began in July 2019 and will be completed in June 2020. According to the city mayor's office, commissioning a terminal with a capacity of 400 passengers per hour will increase passenger traffic 10 times.
The head of the Government then visited the Chimpharm factory, where he inspected the pace of the domestic pharmaceutical industry’s development. The company produces 71 types of medicines and drugs, which is more than a third of the total volume of medicines purchased under the guaranteed volume of free medical care.
As part of his visit to the enterprise, he examined the equipment of the Injection Preparations and Infusion Solutions Production Plant, and assessed the work of the Digital Engineering and Education Center, launched as part of the Model Digital Factory project. Currently, the largest investment project worth $108 million is being implemented to modernize existing pharmaceutical industries in accordance with international standards.
The city of Shymkent is one of the largest industrial centers of Kazakhstan.