Cities of Kostanay region
Travel from Almaty to Arkalyk
Arkalyk is a city in Kostanay region, the center of Turgay region. The city was founded in 1956, received city status in 1965. The city borders with Amangeldinsky district of Kostanay region, Zharkainsky district of Akmola region, Ulytau district of Karaganda region. The distance from Arkalyk to Kostanay is 463 km, to Nur Sultan 554 km. The city is connected to the regional center by a railway (the terminal station of the Ishim branch of the Derzhavinsk-Arkalyk railway). The highway leading from the city of Kostanay to the city of Arkalyk is paved, but currently the condition of the road is unsatisfactory, requires major repairs.
Arkalyk - history
Arkalyk was founded by geologists in 1956. It owes its birth (raw materials for the production of aluminum) and the bauxite deposits discovered here in the post-war years. On May 17, 1956, the Central Committee of the CPSU and the Council of Ministers of the USSR adopted a joint resolution: "on the commissioning of Turgai bauxite mines on the basis of Amangelda bauxite." The city of Arkalyk in 1960 was proclaimed the All-Union Komsomol Shock Center and construction center, and young people from the USSR flocked here. In 1965, it received the status of a city, and in 1971 it became the center of reconstruction of the Turgay region. The city reached its heyday in 1980: there was a radio, a meat processing plant, a dairy plant, an elevator, a ceramic factory, a clothing factory. The construction of an aircraft engine plant, started by the Turgai Bauxite Ore Department (TBRU), allowed the USSR to detect up to 20% of bauxite ore.
Arkalyk – information
In the city of Arkalyk there are mining and manufacturing enterprises, mining enterprises and enterprises for the production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. Modern diversified industry is represented by modern large, medium, and small enterprises. The leading city-forming large enterprise is the enterprise of the Torgai bauxite ore management branch of JSC "Aluminum of Kazakhstan". As of January 1, 2011, the number of employees of the company amounted to 1073 people. The company is engaged in the production of bauxite and refractory clays. Bauxite is supplied to the Pavlodar aluminum plant, refractory clays are supplied to Russia.