On March 14, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar reported on the progress of reconstruction works on the facilities damaged during riots earlier this year at a plenary meeting of the Parliament, the press office of the Government of Kazakhstan reported to CentralAsia.news.
Sklyar said 42 state-owned buildings in Almaty, Shymkent and the settlements of a number of regions of Kazakhstan had been severely damaged during riots. The total damage from riots was estimated at about 30 billion tenge, and 28 billion tenge were budgeted for some of these buildings to be reconstructed.
The First Deputy Prime Minister emphasised that reconstruction works on the office building of the Almaty City Administration and the Kazakhstan shopping centre that had been severely damaged would be completed in October this year.
Roman Sklyar specified that 1,630 SMEs had suffered damage to their property, which was estimated at about 38.6 billion tenge. In accordance with the Mechanism launched in January, small and medium-sized businesses continue to receive compensation for damages and losses. Payments are made from the government reserves fund. To date, the regional evaluation groups have approved 1,192 claims, and 438 claims are in a review status.