-The question of planting of trees and greenery in the suburb area of Astana is a very important one, and I am persistently working on this issue. Today there are 40 thousand hectares of forest in the suburb area, counting these forest plantations. Every year we are increasing these territories by 5 thousand hectares. Recently our specialists traveled to Canada to study their experience on planting of greenery in suburb areas. Our objective is to create a wide green ‘belt’ of forest surrounding Astana, which will change the climate and will make our capital green. Besides, the “Zhasil El” state program is being implemented currently throughout entire Kazakhstan, and we are planning to develop and launch a program named “Kazakhstan’s forests”. Hence, we are improving our land and implementing a big work for our descendants and for the health of our children, - the President said for journalists at a briefing.
The nursery forest “Astana Zelenstroy” JSC was established in 1965, its total territory takes some 349.60 hectares.
Erlan Nysanbaev, the Director General of the nursery forest “Astana Zelenstroy” JSC noted that “every year new parks and public gardens are created in Astana according to the order of the Head of the State”.
-Since 2004 year 25 public gardens have been created and put into operation, and we are going to put into operation some additional four ones by the end of this year. It is crucial for Astana, because the city is intensively growing and developing. The greenery plants will make our capital even more comfortable and beautiful, - he said.