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Kazakh capital sees greater urban development

19 May, 2021 12:36
Development of Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan seems to never stop, as new public areas are created annually. Among the latest are urban spaces under bridges that turned into a popular spot among city residents and their children, reports a Strategy2050.kz correspondent.

The space under the city’s Arhar bridge (Saraishyk Street) that connects Triathlon and Presidential parks has been built in 2020. It currently includes a running space, crossfit area, basketball courts, and a playground.

The works are still ongoing to extend the area.

In 2020 as well, nearly 3,000 kilometers of the area under the bridge near the Eurasian National University was built with basketball and workout spaces as well as a skate space.

In both areas, walls depict portraits of famous athletes, including prominent Kazakh boxer Gennadiy Golovkin and Kazakh tennis player Zarina Dias, to inspire young people.

“Works are continuing to promote mass sports and create all infrastructure conditions for doing sports in walking distance. Reorganization of underbridge areas demonstrated a high demand for street sports in the city. We are glad that these areas are becoming popular,” wrote Yelnar Bazyken, head of the city’s Urbanism Center.

As part of the Nur-Sultan – Comfortable City plan, the city officials plan to improve nearly 160 yards and public areas.

Nearly 123 kilometers will be built until 2023 in three stages, according to the city’s architecture department, including 46.4 kilometers in 2021 and 35.9 kilometers in 2022.

The plan is also to make the city landscape greener. Both in Nur-Sultan and across the country, city residents and officials geared up their efforts to plant more trees. This year, the city plans to plant more than one million trees.

Among the latest initiatives in this area is planting lilacs in the Triathlon Park and pines along the Yessil River embankment.