Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Kokshetau and Aktobe were considered as candidates for role of capital

Date: 14:03, 29-12-2018.

Astana. December 29. KazTAG - Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Kokshetau and Aktobe were considered as candidates to the role of a capital, said Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan.
"Before relocating the capital, we studied where an administrative center should be, on which place on the map. The geographical center of Kazakhstan is Zhezkazgan. I visited Zhezkazgan, and Ulutau- there are no railways, motorways, energy," he said.
He added that Karaganda, Kokshetau and Aktobe were considered as candidates, however, Akmola was chosen.
"We have done it. We moved to Astana," he said.
He indicated intensification of migration to the north due to high density of population in the south of the state due to relocation of the capital. He said relocation to Astana has showed positive effect.


Photo source: picture from an open source

Share the news: