Two way cycling tracks caused millions tenge damage to small and medium enterprises in Almaty
Almaty. August 20. KazTAG - Two way cycling tracks have caused millions tenge damage to small and medium enterprises in Almaty, reports the city akimat.
"392 objects are located in Kunayev street: 115 on the eastern side, 277 on the western side. 11 objects have been shut down. There are 99 boutiques in Voskhod trade house, of them only 49 boutiques operate. 50 boutiques have been shut down since 2018. 255 objects are located in Baitursynov street. Two objects have been closed. Before the cycling tracks were created there were 20 renters in the administrative building in Baitursynov street, today there are only nine," said the message.
The revenues of Toimart supermarket have dropped.
"The revenues of Sab Trade Company (Toimart located in Kunayev-Shevchenko corner) have dropped by three times as well as the tax payments. The revenues of Grand Hotel Tien Shan have dropped by two times, tax payments in 2017 - 22 955 500 tenge, in H1 2019 - 4 572 200 tenge," said the report.
The city administration has resolved to remove the cycling track on one side of Kunayev and Baitursynov street and make parking places.
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