Supporting Social Infrastructure

KPO implements social and infrastructure projects in the West Kazakhstan Oblast (WKO) on the annual basis under the terms of Annex 5 to the Final Production Sharing Agreement.

Following the decision of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC), since 2010, KPO has been allocating USD 20 mln per year for social and infrastructure projects in the WKO. For the period from 2018 to 2022, the JOC took a decision to allocate additional funding of US$ 50 mln for social and infrastructure projects in the WQO. Besides, an additional list of social and infrastructure projects totaling US$ 15.3 mln was approved in 2019 owing to unused funds for social and infrastructure projects since 1998.

The list of social projects to be implemented is annually approved between KPO and the WKO Akimat based on the priorities of the Oblast’s social development. The list is compiled by the WKO Akimat in accordance with state priorities and programmes and considering the needs of developing the Uralsk city infrastructure, education and healthcare systems, and sports in the region.

KPO is responsible for project’s design, procurement and management of the full process up to completion of construction and the subsequent handover to the West Kazakhstan oblast. All social projects are to be implemented by local companies. In case of failure to complete implementation of the projects by the end of the year as scheduled, the unspent funds are carried over the next calendar year.

Within 2019 year, KPO launched 12 social and infrastructure projects in the WQO including new big long-term projects, having completed three social and infrastructure projects worth over KZT 3 bln (equivalent to US$ 7.9 mln). The long-term projects included the reconstruction of the overpass across the railway and access road pavements in the Neftebasa district, the construction of a school for 450 children, the construction of a multifunctional Cultural Centre, the capital repair of a city hospital No.7, the capital repair of Moldagulova Street, the reconstruction of Uralsk International Airport, the construction of Sports & Health Centres in Zhangala and Zhanibek villages, the development of design and estimate documentation for Upgrade Project of the Aksai Hospital Emergency Care.

Social infrastructure projects completed by KPO in 2019 are listed in the table hereunder.

Social infrastructure projects in Uralsk and adjacent villages completed by KPO in 2019

Area

Project name

Construction and repair of roads

1. Capital repair and construction of the 12.3 km highway to the Beles village, Zelenovskiy district of WQO

2. Capital repair of the highway on the 3.3 km Yesenzhanova street from Konkin street to the final stop of M-10 in Uralsk

Development of design estimate documentation

1. Development of design estimate documentation «Industrial zone of the West Qazaqstan Oblast»