About the region

About the region

Turkestan region is a densely populated region with a huge potential of human resources. Nearly 2 million people live in the region.

The main branches of the economy:
Industry
  • Rich deposits of barite, coal, iron and complex ores, bentonite clays, vermiculite, talc, limestone, granite, marble, gypsum and quartz sand
  • 1st place in the republic in uranium reserves
  • 3rd place in reserves of phosphate rock and iron ore
  • "Kentau Transformer Plant" - the only manufacturer of transformers in Kazakhstan
Agriculture
  • The state support increases annually, which is aimed at the development of the agricultural sector.
  • Subsidies to improve the affordability of field and garden work
  • Subsidizing the cost of fuel and lubricants, the cost of laying and growing perennial plantations of fruit and berry crops and grapes, mineral fertilizers, herbicides, etc.
Tourism
  • The region is included in the tourist route "Modern Silk Road"
  • Formed a single tourist route of the southern regions - Zhambyl, Kyzylorda and Turkestan regions.
  • Two new tourist routes have been developed:
    • Safari tour in Suzak region;
    • tour of the winery of Saryagash district Chateau Silk Alley
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