The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council is set to convene in Almaty on February 1 and 2, bringing together the heads of government from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. Additionally, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the newly appointed chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission and former mayor of Almaty, will participate in the meeting. Local authorities, including the city police department, have announced potential road restrictions during these dates.
In anticipation of the gathering, Almaty will also play host to the annual DigitalAlmaty forum. The event, themed “Digital Almaty 2024: Industry X,” is designed to be an international platform, featuring the participation of political and public figures, prominent experts from various countries, and leaders from the IT business sector.
Due to the expected scale of both the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting and the DigitalAlmaty forum, the Almaty Police Department has issued a notice regarding partial traffic restrictions on February 1-2. The affected areas include sections of Al-Farabi Avenue, VOAD, Kuldzhinsky Trakt, Saina, Shalyapina, Mailina, and Bukhtarminskaya streets on February 1. On February 2, restrictions will be in place on Al-Farabi and Seifullin avenues, as well as Sain, Zharokov, and Shalyapin streets.
It is important to note that public transport will not be impacted by the road restrictions. The Almaty police are urging citizens to be understanding of the temporary measures and plan their routes in advance to avoid potential traffic disruptions.