RIXOS Group to develop Kinderley resort on Kazakhstan’s Caspian shores20 august 2014, 16:26
Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna Real Estate Fund has signed an agreement with RIXOS Group on constructing the first stage of the Caspian-based Kinderley resort zone, according to the Press Service of the Committee for Tourism in the Ministry of Investments and Development.
“The first stage of the project envisages construction of 2 hotels (holding 4 and 5 stars respectively), an aqua park and a raft of cottages. The sides are working on a joint roadmap and schemes to finance the project”, the statement reads.
The resort is expected to accommodate a total of over 20 hotels, over 8000 villas and 40 000 cottages. The overall investments are estimated at $3.3 billion. The resort is projected to cater to over 640 000 tourists a year by 2020, with 70% of them being foreigners. The project is expected to offer 54 000 new jobs, with the projected annual revenues standing at $800 million.
In line with the Green Bridge partnership program adopted in partnership with the UN, the resort will be constructed in compliance with the requirements to the so-called 4th generation resorts.
Mangistau oblast Governor’s Office is working to put in place all the required transport and utilities infrastructure. Feasibility studies have been already completed for a number of utilities projects, and the feasibility study to construct an international airport is already approved.
Earlier the country’s Ministry of Investments and Development elaborated a masterplan to develop the resort zone, which is now part of the country’s Tourism Industry Development Concept approved by the Government May 19, 2014.