Akmola region shares border with the Northern Kazakhstan region in the north, with Kostanay region in the west, with Pavlodar region in the east and with Karaganda region in the south.
Area – 146,2 thousand sq.km
Population - 731 300 people (urban – 341 700; rural – 389 600).
Administrative center – Kokshetau city.
Administrative-territorial division – 17 districts and 2 cities of regional significance - Kokshetau and Stepnogorsk.
Macroeconomic indicator - GRP – 5,410 bln. USD, GRP per capita – 7 400 USD.
Priority sectors of development are agriculture, tourism, machine engineering, energy, construction industry. A significant part of the gross regional product (GRP) is represented by agriculture, industry, trading and construction. Akmola region is one of the major grain producing regions in the country and main exporter of grain.
One of the strategical directions of investing is to develop Shuchinsk-Borovoe, Zerenda and Sandyktau resort areas.
There are proven unique reserves of gold, silver, uranium, molybdenum, industrial diamonds, kaolin and muscovite, as well as iron ore, coal, dolomite, common minerals, mineral water and mud on the territory of the region. Estimated value of balance reserves are at least 20 billion U.S. dollars and anticipated resources - more than 100 billion U.S. dollars.
Akmola region is the ninth largest territory of Kazakhstan. Administrative- territorial division of the region is divided into 17 districts and 2 cities of regional importance ( Kokshetau, Stepnogorsk ), 236 rural (village) districts. There are 15 villages, eight towns of local significance ( Akkol , Atbasar , Derzhavinsk , YesilYereimentau , Makinsk , Stepniak , Shchuchinsk ) , 626 rural settlementsin the region. The population of Akmola region are 731.3 thousand people , including
341 700 - urban population, 389,600 - rural population .
Region has a great economic potential and natural resources.
Prospects for further development are determined to position the region not only as an exporter of raw materials, but also as a supplier of medium - and high-tech products and services.
Akmola region has considerable industrial potential, which is represented in mining industry, machine building, ferrous metallurgy, processing of agricultural products, construction industry.
There are developed social services and market infrastructure. Multilateral economic ties with the countries of the region and abroad.
Akmola region - the largest agro-industrial region, which are the main wealth of the people who have mastered the steppes, turn our region into one of the main granaries of Kazakhstan.
Agricultural production is one of the priorities of the region. Akmola region is one of the major grain producing regions in the present and for the future is one of the country's major exporters of grain, including wheat and durum strong. Occupying only 5.4% of the land area produces 12% of the country's agricultural production, a quarter of wheat grown in Kazakhstan, highly valued in the world market.
Gross grain harvest reaches a quarter of the republican volume.
There are strong positions for development poultry, livestock, including beef with high export potential.
Availability rangeland allows for the increase in livestock and livestock production.
To increase the quality characteristics of the industry directed research work stations on agriculture and a number of farms, breeding cattle growers.
Implementation of projects under the formation of scientific-educational complex in APC p.NauchnyShortandy district, aimed at developing the capacity of technology and knowledge in agricultural, biotechnological research will contribute to the development, deployment and commercialization of new technologies in agriculture, which will significantly improve the development of quality indicators industry and its competitiveness.
All this creates the preconditions for the development of processing industry of agricultural raw materials and food production , for which there is a stable market .
The presence of a unique natural complex - Shyuchinsk- Borovoe resort area creates conditions for the formation of a world-class tourist complex that will have a positive impact on the increase in the number of vacationers and tourists , allowing Akmola region to become one of the leaders in the tourism business in Kazakhstan and the CIS.
Thanks to the good climatic conditions , rich therapeutic and recreational resources and historical and cultural foundations area particularly favorable for the development of all types of tourism. Recreations have convenient geographic location associated with the proximity of industrial densely populated regions .
As part of the Ministry of Industry program , the following perspectives for the development of the tourist industry :
- Creation of tourist cluster along the international transport corridor "Western Europe - Western China" with the construction of road infrastructure . According to the Minister , in this direction together with Akimats work is underway on the construction of a 7- tourist complexes and 58 typical roadside infrastructure . Among the above-mentioned objects , - construction of tourist centers "Burabai" in Akmola region .
- Creation of an infrastructure of ski tourism in Akmola, Almaty , East Kazakhstan , Zhambyl and South Kazakhstan regions for the development of ski resorts and bases.
- Promote the development of ecological tourism. To this end, together with the Ministry of Agriculture is working on infrastructure development of ecotourism in the National Parks .
One of the strategies is to develop investment Shyuchinsk- Borovoe resort area. A complex project of building the Burabay district that meets international standards . Laid the foundations for the development of the necessary infrastructure : completed first in Kazakhstan autobahn "Astana Shchuchinsk " with giving Kokshetau airport international status open air gateway to Shyuchinsk- Borovoe resort area , solved the problem of supply of quality drinking water through the reconstruction of the thirty-kilometer area Kokshetau group water .
In the future Shchuchinsk- Borovskaya resort area could become a major tourist center with modern Eurasia. There are plans to build facilities business, socio- cultural, scientific, educational, and entertainment destination .
In Akmola region has proven unique in its composition and scale deposits of gold , uranium, molybdenum , industrial diamonds , kaolin and muscovite , as well as iron ore , coal , dolomite, common minerals , mineral waters.
Industrial potential of the region is determined major export-oriented industries, producing gold, uranium , motor vehicles , aviation products , bearings for railway transport. There are opportunities for the development of molybdenum production , chemical industry.
Investment attractiveness determines the presence of significant amounts of mineral resources , which creates conditions for the development of the traditional ways of the industry, and for the creation of new industries. First of all, it is a developed mining and metallurgical complex , the main backbone enterprises which are Altyntau Kokshetau LLP ( formerly JSC " Vasilkovskiy GOK" ), JSC "Mining and Metallurgical Combine " Kazakhaltyn " and entities in the structure of secondary production . Considerable export potential of the engineering industry, growing rapidly. Basic machine-building enterprises are concentrated in Stepnogorsk - JSC " Stepnogorsk Bearing Plant " in Kokshetau - JSC "KAMAZ -Engineering ", JSC " Tynys " Atbasar district - JSC "Baiterek - A" PC " Azhdar and K", which produces almost 85% of engineering products . Important areas of JSC " Tynys " are manufacturing and export of parts and assemblies to aviation equipment , medical equipment and measuring equipment .
In the area there are also developing successfully manufacture high-tech products . In the field of pharmaceuticals performed ( LLP " Nordfarm Kokshetau" ) , the production of vaccines for veterinary carries LLP " Vita ST" ( Stepnogorsk ) .
Accordingly, there is a high level of development in the construction sector , including in housing construction.
Significant amounts of common minerals provide the basis for the development of enterprises producing construction materials - are being implemented projects for the production of bricks , cement, finishing material , etc. , which is planned to supply not only the domestic market but also for export.
Available transit capacity is expressed in a favorable location, the region at the intersection of roads leading to the capital of the republic. Development of railway , road network , air transportation .
Additional impetus to encouraging foreign trade gave Kazakhstan's accession together with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus in the Customs Union. During the functioning of the Customs Union trade area with member countries TC increased by 1.5 times and amounted to 457.9 million dollars .
In general , under the State program of forced industrial - innovative development of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014 in Akmola region implemented 37 projects totaling $ 639.7 billion.
Given actualization redistribution 9 projects of republican in a regional map , in the regional maps - 35 projects to 178.6 billion tenge.
During the Republican Industrialization Map of Akmola region included two projects worth 461.1 billion tenge - LLP "JV RMS " Kazatomprom " , LLP « Tourism Borovoe City ».
Akmola region is a zone of high wind loads , which makes it possible to use wind power to generate electricity on a commercial scale . From the geographical and meteorological point of view , Kazakhstan is a favorable country for large-scale use of wind energy. One of the priority directions of development of electric power industry and solving environmental problems of Kazakhstan is the use of renewable energy resources . Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme has conducted research to assess the wind potential in the region, after which it was planned to build wind farms in the area Ereimentau 45 MW to be commissioned in 2014, Tselinograd area - construction of wind turbine capacity of 750 kW, with commissioning in 2013.
Existing capacity based on natural and climatic situation of the region, creates conditions for the development of competition in the following industries: in agriculture, small and medium business in industry and commerce, tourism and services.