The Nurly Zher Housing Program was approved in December 2016. In June 2018, it was re-approved as a state program. Its purpose is to increase the availability of housing for the population. In his annual Address to the people “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life,” the Head of State gave a positive assessment to the program.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, for 2017 and 11 months of 2018, 22,161 thousand m² of housing was commissioned from all sources of financing. As a result, 197,573 families had the opportunity to improve their living conditions. Including in 2017 — 11,168 thousand m² (100,812 houses), for 11 months of 2018 — 10,993 thousand m² (96,761 houses).
In total, in 2018, it was planned to commission 12.1 million m² of housing (or about 100 thousand houses), including 1.3 million m² of housing through public investment. For 11 months of 2018, 11 million m² or 91% of the annual plan was commissioned. 96,731 dwellings or 97% of the annual plan were built. The annual plan is expected to be fully implemented in 12 months.
The leaders in terms of housing construction for the two years are Astana city (4.7 million m²), Almaty city (2.6 million m²), Mangistau (1.8 million m²), Aktobe (1.5 million m²) , Atyrau (1.3 million m²), Almaty (1.3 million m²) and Kyzylorda (1.2 million m²) regions.
In general, following the results of 11 months, an increase in the volume of housing commissioning in comparison with the previous year is observed in all regions of the republic.
According to statistics, the largest volume of housing construction is observed in Astana city — 2.3 million m² (22,565 apartments), Almaty city — 1.7 million m² (15,020 apartments), Mangistau — 978.8 thousand m² (8,367 apartments), Aktobe — 707.1 thousand m² (5 941 apartments) and Almaty regions — 682.7 thousand m² (4 824 apartments).
For 2017 and 11 months of 2018, 2,044.8 billion tenge was invested in housing (in 2017 — 1,022.5 billion tenge, in 11 months of 2018 — 1,022.3 billion tenge).
During this period, 5.5 tenge of private investment (315.4 billion tenge / 1729.4 billion tenge) was attracted by 1 tenge of public funds.