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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
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Kazakh government has allocated $58.3 million USD for 26 water infrastructure rehabilitation and construction projects in 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture announced last week. That figure is about $9 million USD less than the
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has started building a new non-rigid (earth and rockfill) dam on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda province in order to prevent water shortages in the region, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture said on February 27th. “The
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environmentalists have warned that the project is
  • 7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALMATY, Kazakhstan A new filtration plant started operations last week in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s former capital and the country's largest city. The plant was built as part of the city’s efforts to improve drinking water quality and guarantee
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The collapse of the Russian rouble has lowered the price of water exports to neighboring Kazakhstan, and as a result Kazakhstan is getting an additional 9.5 million cubic from the Volga River, according to Kazbek Kenzhigaliyev,
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report ASTANA Xinhua China and Kazakhstan, a pair of traditional friends, see eye to eye with each other all the more with a series of newly-signed cooperative deals worth about 14 billion U.S. dollars. The agreements were inked Sunday during Chinese Premier Li
  • 21 Oct 2014- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Toleutay Rakhimbekov, head of Kazakhstan’s National Chamber for the Housing and Utilities Sector, has warned Kazakh citizens against purchasing water meters made in Western Europe, saying these devices often break down because of the
  • 15 Oct 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan will build 20 new water reservoirs by 2020, Bolat Bekniyaz, deputy chairman of the Water Resources Committee at the Agriculture Ministry, said last week. Previously, the government had planned to build 30 reservoirs. “The
  • 26 Jun 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Kazakh government is planning to build about 30 new reservoirs throughout the country to collect and store floodwater. The project, which will be carried out under the framework of the state water resources management program,
  • 5 May 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, will lend Kazakhstan $102 million USD to upgrade agricultural water infrastructureunder an agreement signed in Astana on April 30. The loan
  • 17 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev this week approved the national water resources management program for 2014-2020, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources said on April 15. The program is worth more than $45 billion USD.
  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Eighty percent of North Kazakhstan province’s population now has access to centralized water supply, according to Governor Samat Eskendirov. “Today we have brought the percentage of those who have access to centralized water supply in

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