Kazakh Prosecutors Report Embezzlement in Drinking Water Programs

4 Oct 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Kazakhstan, ATYRAU

Part of the money allocated for the completed Drinking Water Program and the Ak Bulak (Clean Water) program in Kazakhstan’s Atyrau province last year was embezzled, according to the Atyrau Prosecutors’ Office. Atyrau province is located on the Caspian Sea in western Kazakhstan. According to Assistant Prosecutor Rustem Gapu, a total of $150 million USD was allocated from national and local budgets under the Drinking Water Program for projects in the province, but 13 water supply facilities in the Inder, Kurmangazy and Kyzylkoga districts are still not operating, even though the program was completed in 2010...

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