The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation summarized the results of the Almaty Botanic Garden Reconstruction Project
Over 210 thousand persons visited the Almaty Botanic Garden within three months since its opening on June 15 after the reconstruction. For comparison: about 50 thousand persons visited the garden within 2017, which was the peak year in terms of attendance over the previous decade. The heads of the Foundation and the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction summarized the results of the renovated garden operation and spoke about their future plans.
“We have mixed feelings about the reconstruction completion and transfer of the constructed facilities to the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction," said Marat Aitmagambetov, Director of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation. "On the one hand, our team got used to the garden and we are sad that the project has finished. On the other hand, we are proud that we have implemented it and made such a wonderful gift to Almaty residents. We really hope that the guests will take into account the status of a specially protected natural area and take good care of the garden. In this difficult summer during the restrictions due to the pandemic, the garden became a way of escaping for Almaty residents, who had the opportunity to spend time here with their families in the open air, in natural environment, in the very center of the busy city.”
Almaty residents and guests highly appreciated the renovations in the Botanic Garden, its popularity as a place for walking has increased highly after the reconstruction. It has become much more attractive with beautiful modern entrance pavilions, renovated roads and paths, new trees, fields and alleys of flowering perennials and grasses, ponds with clear water, navigation boards and signposts, garden furniture, infrastructure for the handicapped, bottom lighting of roads. Visitors were especially fond of the new southern parterre with fields of herbs, three ponds and a pergola, and sun loungers for rest. Artists regularly hold plein airs here. Another place of attraction is the pond at the beginning of the Main Alley, which is inhabited with swans and Japanese kois, 180 of the original species of which have already spawned several times and now make up a large colony together with their offspring, which points to ideal conditions of keeping. In the pavilions, guests can buy indoor flowers and souvenirs with the symbols of the Botanic Garden.
Scientific and educational work remains the main task of the Botanic Garden. Gulnara Sitpayeva, Director of the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction, shared her plans: “We are expanding our scientific activities, in particular, we will conduct an introduction analysis of about 500 new taxa planted as part of the reconstruction in order to identify promising forms, varieties and species for landscaping Almaty and other cities of the country. We will test new trees and shrubs, perennials, and create experimental nursery gardens to develop the technologies for accelerated reproduction. We plan to create a biotechnological laboratory, carry out molecular genetic studies and certification of our flora, compile annotated lists and guidelines for planting plants, and much more. As for the visitors’ leisure time, we will diversify it with an interesting and extensive cultural and educational program. We plan to renovate a greenhouse, conduct a plant fair, popularize science through guided tours in three languages, introduce educational and developmental master classes, organize open-air musical evenings and art exhibitions. The Institute also develops programs for working with volunteers from among active Almaty residents. The staff of security and administrative personnel of the pavilions was increased for the comfort of visitors and order and public safety maintenance“
The Almaty Botanic Garden Reconstruction project was initiated in 2018 by the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation at the request of the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction. The goal of the project was the careful restoration of the botanic garden with preservation of integrity and distinctive character of its territory, modernization of the infrastructure and augmentation of green fund. Its total cost was 15 mln US Dollars.
Within the scope of reconstruction, 174.3 th. new plants, including rare species and exclusive varieties were planted in the garden, namely, over 1,300 new trees (various varieties of pine, thuja, cherry, apple, pear, plum trees, oak, maple, birch, linden), 40 th. bushes, 130 th. grasses and plurannual, 3 th. roses. The sprinkling and irrigation system was restored: two new artesian wells with a capacity of 40 cubic meters per hour each were drilled, the throughput capacity of two existing wells was increased from 20 to 25 cubic meters per hour, a water intake facility with a volume of 600 cubic meters of water per day from the Kerenkulak river was laid, a 13-kilometer irrigation canal was renewed, drip irrigation and auto-irrigation systems were laid, six ponds were restored and re-created. To transform the Botanic Garden into modern, comfort and environment-oriented area, its open zones were cardinally revised. Three new entrance pavilions with electronic ticketing systems and gift shops and cafeterias were erected. The northern parterre with a "dry" fountain and a pond with aquatic plants was renewed; sakura trees and flowers were planted along the contour. The southern parterre was created in the submontane part of the garden instead of the waste ground; there are three ponds, pergola and miscellaneous herbs field. Roads were renewed throughout the Botanic Garden; their total area exceeded 50 thousand square meters. 250 new benches, 1,500 bottom lamps, as well as 130 video surveillance cameras were installed in the parterres and along the roads to ensure visitors’ safety. For comfort orientation in the garden territory and plants study, the direction signs and information plates as well as the mobile application already available for Android iOS as an information guide on plants collections are provided for. Special attention was given to availability of all areas of the botanic garden for handicapped groups. Convenient wheelchair ramps were constructed; tactile paths were laid; there are special toilet rooms in the pavilions.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank rendered assistance to 62 families in Shetsky district of the Karaganda region to the amount of about 10 million Tenge. The persons aggrieved were issued the Help Cards of ForteBank to which the funds of the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation were transferred in an amount of 30,000 Tenge per one family member.
On the World Day of Informing about Autism, the Asyl Miras Autism Centers in six cities of Kazakhstan carried out the open training seminars about the issues of early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and arrangement of effective assistance for children.
On March 30, the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation carried out mass race in Kyzylorda city in order to improve awareness of citizens about autism.
BALAMEKEN Project: The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Allocated 450 Million Tenge for Housing Construction for Multi-child Families
150 low-income multi-child families will receive housing at the account of the regional budget and beneficent help of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation.
On February 5, medical equipment was transferred to the rural hospital of Agadyr settlement in the Karaganda region. The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation transferred equipment of new generations to the hospital to the amount of 55,424,480 Tenge.
The Balaman Project promotes healthy lifestyle among children in Kazakhstan through the creation of entertaining and educational content in the Kazakh and Russian languages about healthy nutrition and physical activity.
On January 22, medical equipment was transferred to the Central District Hospital of Merke district of the Zhambyl region. The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation presented equipment of new generations to the amount of 64,380,000 Tenge. It will help doctors to save more children lives as well as allow transporting serious patients to long distances.
We are often asked: what is the stage of the Almaty Main Botanic Garden Reconstruction Project? Answer to this question was given by Director of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation Marat Aitmagambetov in the exclusive interview to Almaty TV-channel.
Participants of New Year's children's matinees in the Asyl Miras Autism Centers were indulged in winter magic and fairy-tale wonders!
Akim of Almaty City B. Baibek and Sponsor B. Utemuratov Were Acquainted with Reconstruction Progress of Main Botanic Garden
Akim of Almaty city Baurzhan Baibek and sponsor and businessman Bulat Utemuratov visited the Main Botanic Garden for acquaintance with its reconstruction progress.
Performance in the genre of immersive theatre took place in the Asyl Miras Autism Center. Dramaturgic basis of the action became the getting acquainted with space of the Center. Guests (journalists and bloggers) dipped into its usual working morning.
100 lower-income multi-child families will receive housing thanks to the support of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation under Balameken Project.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Red Crescent rendered assistance to the victims of the mudflow in Almaty region
As a result of heavy rains and mudflow on June 3, most of Pijim village in Panfilov district of Almaty region was under water and mud. The natural disaster damaged roads, houses and farms of local residents.
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation with Assistance of Red Crescent Help to Aggrieved Residents of Arys Town
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent proceed to issue the help cards to the aggrieved population of Arys town within the framework of the program for assistance provision to Kazakhstani in case of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature.
The best world practices have become available for children with autism spectrum disorders of Shymkent city. Today, Asyl Miras Autism Center of the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation was opened with the support of the Akimat of Shymkent city.
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation Allocated USD 2 Million for Housing Construction for 100 Families in Arys Town
50 duplex houses, each of which is designed for two families, will be constructed at the account of the Foundation’s money.
The Main Botanic Garden will be closed for visiting for the period of active reconstruction phase from July 1 to November 1, 2019.
Two concerts, nine music CDs and previously unreleased songs were included in the gift collector's edition of Batyrkhan Shukenov’s albums.
Issues of children autism were the key topic of KAZDENTEXPO-YUG-2019 exhibition, which will be held on September 17-18, 2019 in Shymkent city.
On August 24 and 25, in Shchuchinsk-Borovoe resort zone of the Akmola region, the largest charitable event of the country - Burabike Fest 2019, the seventh sports and music festival, was held. This year, the organizers - the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and Rixos Borovoe Hotel updated the event format, extending its duration to two days and expanding the program. As a result, Burabike Fest 2019 once again beat a record both on the number of participants and the charitable amounts.
On October 3, 2019, opening ceremony of the Asyl Miras Autism Center took place in the city of Petropavlovsk. The Center was opened within the framework of joint project of the Education Administration of the North Kazakhstan region, the Education Division of Petropavlosk city and the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation.
They are the students of two higher educational institutions and two specialized music schools.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation has presented houses to 100 families in Arys as part of the Balameken project
The Bulat Utemuratov's Charitable Foundation has completed the construction of houses for 100 families in Arys as part of the Balameken project.
BURABIKE FEST SPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 RECEIVED EVENTIADA IPRA GOLDEN WORLD AWARDS, A PRESTIGIOUS AWARD IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS
The largest charitable event in Kazakhstan, annually held by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation, took the 2nd place in the Best Voluntary Project nomination
Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation expanded its activities in 2019. The total amount allocated for charity projects amounted to more than KZT 6 billion, which is six times more than a year before. This was announced at the press conference following the results of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, which was held today in Nur-Sultan. The results of the year were summarized by members of the Board of Trustees Almaz Sharman, Olzhas Suleimenov, Zhaniya Aubakirova and Director of the Foundation Marat Aitmagambetov.
BULAT UTEMURATOV’S FOUNDATION PRESENTED ARTIFICIAL LUNG VENTILATION APPARATUS TO THE HOSPITAL IN SHELEK
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation has presented the artificial lung ventilation apparatus to the district hospital in Shelek Village, Almaty Region. The hospital became the first beneficiary that received medical equipment following the results of the VII Burabike Fest 2019 Sports and Music Festival.
Мы приглашаем участвовать всех заинтересованных людей, в том числе специалистов, родителей и родственников детей с РАС, врачей и организации, занимающиеся вопросами аутизма.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation announces a competition of projects among the concerned non-profit organizations for conducting information campaigns among the population.
ЕСИЛЬСКАЯ РАЙОННАЯ БОЛЬНИЦА СТАЛА КРУПНЕЙШИМ БЕНЕФИЦИАРОМ BURABIKE FEST
ПЕРИНАТАЛЬНЫЙ ЦЕНТР ПОЛУЧИЛ ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ ДЛЯ СПАСЕНИЯ НЕДОНОШЕННЫХ НОВОРОЖДЕННЫХ С ТЯЖЕЛОЙ АСФИКСИЕЙ
ПЕРИНАТАЛЬНЫЙ ЦЕНТР ПОЛУЧИЛ ОБОРУДОВАНИЕ ДЛЯ СПАСЕНИЯ НЕДОНОШЕННЫХ НОВОРОЖДЕННЫХ С ТЯЖЕЛОЙ АСФИКСИЕЙ
The Bulat Utemuratov Foundation allocated 200 million Tenge to take measures to combat coronavirus in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The Foundation will purchase express testing sets to identify COVID19 virus in the body and jointly with the Ministry and departments of health of the two cities will organize mobile testing stations.
On March 27, 2020, CDC, the USA, published the two-year report on prevalence of children diagnosed autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Period of the study: 2016.
April 2 is the World Autism Awareness Day. This is an important date for the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation donated 47 thousand sets of coronavirus rapid tests to the city health departments of Nur-Sultan and Almaty each. The charitable organization allocated 200 million Tenge for the project implementation.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation allocated 200 million Tenge to combat coronavirus, purchased 94 thousand rapid tests and transferred them in equal parts to the Health Departments of Nur-Sultan and Almaty for population screening
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation jointly with the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan and ForteBank continue the implementation of the “Aid Card” Project to provide financial support to citizens of Kazakhstan who suffered from natural and man-made disasters.
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation allocated more than 33 million Tenge to flood victims in the north of Kazakhstan
The Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation and the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan provided financial assistance to a total amount of more than 33 million Tenge to 197 families affected by spring floods in the north of the country.
Three new up-to-date entrance pavilions, beautification of 17.7 Ha of public areas, 2,760 additional cubic meter of water per day for plant watering, 13 kilometers of irrigation canals, many kilometers of drip and automatic irrigation systems, 1,500 grass-root lanterns, 130 surveillance cameras, 250 benches, 50 thousand square meters of renewed roads, 174.3 thousand of new plants are the results of the Almaty Main Botanic Garden reconstruction.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev got acquainted with Reconstruction of the Botanic Garden of Almaty
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev visited the Main Botanic Garden as part of his working visit to Almaty. The head of the state got acquainted with the results of the botanic garden reconstruction. The project was initiated in 2018 by the Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation at the request of the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction.
The first module laboratory complex for prompt and high-accuracy PCR screening of population for coronavirus was launched in the capital. The unique mobile laboratory having high-level biosafety and process automation was handed over gratuitously by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of Nur-Sultan City.
The Bulat Utemuratov's Foundation donated houses to 150 families affected by the flood in Makhtaaral district
150 houses were built by the Bulat Utemuratov’s Foundation in Myrzakent, Makhtaaral district, Turkestan region for victims of the flood that took place last spring as a result of the dam failure. Today, the keys to the houses were donated to their future residents with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar and Akim of the Turkestan region Umirzak Shukeyev.