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  • 2 Jul 2018- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River.  An initial construction agreement
  • 13 Oct 2016- 09:17 by Local Press Report ASTANA Radio Free Europe Efforts to open up the western half of Central Asia and bring people in to work vast oil and natural gas fields have been limited to a significant extent by the inability to provide adequate water to populations in western Kazakhstan
  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMSK, Russia Residents of the Russian city of Omsk, in southwestern Siberia, were on alert last week amid reports that waste from a zinc processing plant in Kazakhstan had polluted the Ulba River and was making its way toward the city. Russian and Kazakh
  • 26 May 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report RIDDER EurasiaNet An accident at a metals mining-and-processing complex in a northern Kazakhstan town is sparking alarm about a possible unfolding environmental disaster. Residents in the town of Ridder spoke of their shock when they saw that a nearby,
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling water
  • 19 Aug 2015- 08:49 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times More than 200 volunteers from the Kazakh Red Crescent were the first to respond to recent floods in Almaty. The disaster, caused by rising temperatures which resulted in some melting of the Kargalinka glacier, sent a torrent of water,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • 31 Mar 2015- 09:35 by Local Press Report LONDON European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced today that the proceeds of a US$100 milllion loan will finance the development of Kazakhstan's Koktaszhal mine and the
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan On July 8th, the government of Kyrgyzstan announced a $23 million USD project to upgrade the fresh and wastewater infrastructure in the capital city, Bishkek. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan could face a major water deficit in the next 15-25 years, according to a government official. Tursunbek Omurzakov, a member of the Kazakh Parliament’s lower house, said this week that if steps were not taken to “green”
  • 24 Mar 2014- 10:14 by Local Press Report LONDON Alliance News GoldBridges Global Resources PLC Monday said a Kazakhstan Appeals Court has ruled in favour of annulling an environmental fine of KZT1.4 billion, about GBP4.7 million at current exchange rates, related to the company's Tailings Dam
  • 19 Mar 2014- 10:00 by Local Press Report ASTANA Trend News Agency Severe flooding has disrupted the work of a number of enterprises belonging to NAC Kazatomprom JSC, the company's press service reported. "The roads became impassable due to heavy melting snow near the village of Taikonur
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Villagers in the remote eastern Kazakh village of Balyktykol say they have been forced to drink “poisoned” water, and a number of them have been hospitalized as a result. The villagers said last week that they have had to resort to
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The water utility in the Kazakh capital, Astana, reduced its water losses last year thanks to repair and modernization work carried out on the water supply networks, the mayor’s office said earlier this week. In 2012, the city’s water