The economic policy of the region will be focused on the tasks and priorities defined in the Development Strategy of Kazakhstan until 2050, the annual messages of the Head of State to the people of Kazakhstan.
In 2017, the program documents were developed and approved: the Socio-Economic Development Forecast for 2018–2022 and the Karaganda Oblast Development Program for 2016–2020.
The priority development measures of the region will be focused on the modernization of the economy and the development of competitive industries, the revitalization of the regional innovation system, the development of human capital, the infrastructure complex and the strengthening of the institutional framework conducive to the development of the region.
The volume of the gross regional product was predicted in 2018 with an increase of 3% (4 trillion. 512 billion tenge).
- in industry - by 2.9%, (2 309.8 billion tenge)
These indicators will be achieved due to the stable operation of backbone enterprises, the launch of new projects in the framework of the Business Support Card and the Saryarka FEZ.
- In 2018, ArcelorMittalTemirtau JSC plans to produce steel - 4,352 thousand tons with an increase by 7.4% by 2017 (2017 - 4,049.8 thousand tons).
- in 2018, Kazakhmys Corporation LLP plans to produce refined copper at the level of completed volumes in 2017 (321.5 thousand tons).
As part of the Business Support Card, an increase in the volume of output is planned due to running projects. Such as:
Karaganda Pharmaceutical Complex LLP - construction of the third stage of the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex. The project was launched in 2015. The plan for 2018 is 352 million tenge.
Altai Polymetal LLP - construction and operation of a mining and processing complex based on the Koktaszhal deposit, launched in December 2016. The plan for 2018 is 3,100 million tenge or 100.7% compared to last year (3,078.7 million tenge).
SevenRefractoriesAsia LLP - construction of a plant for the production of refractory materials. The project was launched in November 2017. The plan for 2018 is 3034 million tenge or 416% compared to last year (730 million tenge).
Recycling Company LLP - Production of cast iron, steel, aluminum, non-ferrous metal alloys, from waste of used vehicles, machinery and agricultural machinery, production of hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The project was launched in December 2017. The plan for 2018 is 905.6 million tenge.
AdvanceMining Technology LLP is the construction of a pilot plant for waste dumping of copper using the SX - EW method. The project was launched in November 2017, in 2017, production is not planned. The plan for 2018 is 69.9 million tenge.
In addition, in 2018, within the framework of the Business Support Card, it is planned to launch 4 significant projects, such as:
- "Modernization of machine-building production" LLP "Maker". The project cost is 13762 million tenge, with the creation of 99 jobs. Design capacity is 11900 tons of products;
- “Organization of production for recycling of waste paper and pulp production” of Karaganda Pulp and Paper Mill LLP. The cost of the project is 1600 million tenge, with the creation of 200 jobs. Design capacity is 7000 thousand tons;
- "Construction of a plant for the production of copper cathode" LLP "Sary-Arka Copper Processing". The cost of the project is 14059.7 million tenge, with the creation of 350 jobs. Design capacity is 6000 tons;
- “Increase of productivity of ZIF Desernoe” JSC “AK Altynalmas”. The project cost is 12114 million tenge, with the creation of 40 jobs. The design capacity of 2.3 million tons of ore per year, 2900 kg of gold.
On the territory of the FEZ is planned to launch 1 project:
SteelManufacturing LLP is a plant for the production of brass products, the volume of investments is 27.3 billion tenge, it is planned to create 164 jobs.
- agriculture - by 3% (266.6 billion tenge), due to an increase in crop production by 110.8 billion tenge (102.8%), livestock by 155.1 billion tenge (103.2%).
- in trade it is planned to increase by 1.7% (876.5 billion tenge) due to a decrease in the level of inflation (the limit set by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2018: 5-7%).
It is planned:
- an increase in the total area of crops by 83.1 thousand hectares (an additional 103.6 thousand tons of agricultural products will be received), areas using water-resource-saving technology - by 20 thousand hectares (which will make it possible to produce additional 9.0 thousand grains tons).
- the increase in the number of cattle by 15.8 thousand heads, horses — 11.3 thousand heads, pigs — 1.5 thousand heads, birds — 69.6 thousand heads
Through the implementation of investment projects, an additional 2.3 billion tenge of gross agricultural output will be obtained (0.9 thousand tons of meat, 3.8 thousand tons of milk, 26.2 million eggs and 0.1 thousand tons of vegetables).
- construction - by 1.5% (178.9 billion tenge) is planned through the implementation of state and government programs "Nurly Zhol" and "Nurly Zher", the construction of socially significant facilities, as well as the performance of work by all actors in the construction industry, in including:
- construction of 3 schools in three regions of the region: Karaganda, Temirtau, Aktogay district (3.1 billion tenge);
- construction of credit, rental housing and arrangement of engineering and communication infrastructure (12.6 billion tenge);
- 107 semi-detached houses north of Yerdena street in the mkrn. No. 8 of the city of Satpayev and supplying the engineering infrastructure to residential buildings (2.8 billion tenge);
- 2 hostels in the microdistrict number 7 of the city of Satpayev (1.0 billion tenge);
- 10 socially significant objects (1.7 billion tenge).
- transport - by 4.6% (389.4 billion tenge) due to the reconstruction of the Northern and Eastern Bypass of the city of Karaganda, 48.3 km. by 35.1 billion tenge, repair of roads in the framework of the program of repair of roads and other transport services (private transport, transportation of goods, passengers).
- trade is planned to grow by 1.7% (876.5 billion tenge) due to a decrease in the level of inflation (the limit set by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2018 is 5-7%)