On June 2 in Astana, the ministry of science and higher education outlined their plans to organize student housing for over 30,000 people by 2026 during a meeting chaired by deputy prime minister Altay Kulginov, QazMonitor reports citing the PM's press service.
Two dormitories, each accommodating 900 people, have already been commissioned in the Karagandy and Mangystau regions. Additionally, 26 more dormitories will be built by the end of the year, providing housing for 8,300 students across the country. In this regard, the ministry highlighted the positive cooperation between North Kazakhstan State University and the regional administration.
However, the statewide monitoring revealed that the construction of six dormitories, with a total capacity of 2,100 people, is at risk of failure due to insufficient funding and other reasons in the cities of Astana, Almaty, and Kokshetau, while the dormitory reconstruction in the Pavlodar region is delayed.
During the meeting, the ministry also proposed including eight potential housing facilities, capable of accommodating 1,600 people, in the plan. These facilities are expected to be commissioned by the end of this year in the cities of Astana and Shymkent, and the Zhambyl region. Preliminary agreements are currently being concluded with investors, and local administrations are making necessary changes to the roadmaps.
Furthermore, it was noted that the opening of a project office in Almaty, dedicated to the construction of student dormitories, provided counseling to more than 130 investors. A similar project office was also opened in Astana on May 29.