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  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Kazakhstan Drinking water supplied from 16 newly built waterworks facilities in South Kazakhstan Province is unfit for human consumption, according to the South Kazakhstan Prosecutors’ Office. Participants at an October 24th public hearing in
  • 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 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Water Pressures in Central Asia,” published
  • 13 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TALAS, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev offered assurances last week that his government will not unilaterally revise the water-sharing system it has with Kazakhstan for supply from the Kirov reservoir. During a visit on August 8th to
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan At least 52 soldiers contracted dysentery after drinking tap water at a military garrison in the Kazakh city of Kyzylorda earlier this month. Authorities in Kyzylorda province officially confirmed last week that the outbreak at the
  • 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.
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan Water utilities in Kazakhstan are asking the government for authorization to discharge more polluted wastewater into rivers, saying they are tired of “draconian demands” and fines imposed by environmentalists. At a meeting of
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Karim Kokrekbaev, the governor of Kazakhstan’s Jambyl province, pledged this week to create a favorable environment for businesses from neighboring Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy and Talas provinces, and to allocate places at a local market for
  • 7 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakh parliament member Dariga Nazarbayeva, who is also the eldest daughter of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has proposed merging the utilities involved in water, heating, electricity and natural gas supplies throughout the country
  • 13 Jan 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Kazakhstan Up to half of the funds allocated for projects under the national Ak Bulak (Clean Water) Program in South Kazakhstan province have been embezzled, prosecutors said last week. “Scandals linked to the realization of water supply
  • 7 Jan 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Bishkekvodokanal, the water utility operating in the Kyrgyz capital, last week denied accusations that it violated public procurement rules during the $15.6 million USD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-funded
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALMATY, Kazakhstan Many of the inhabited areas in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province lack access to safe drinking water, despite the projects carried out there under the national Drinking Water Program. Experts say none of the province’s districts are being
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTOBE, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan will allocate a total of $96.1 million USD in 2013-2014 to ensure access to safe drinking water for over 90 percent of residents of Aktobe Province, a regional official said last week. Mamyrgali Akkagazov, head of Aktobe
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan The case of alleged embezzlement committed during construction of the wastewater network in the city of Oskemen, in East Kazakhstan province, has taken a new turn. Last month, East Kazakhstan Province’s financial police reported that
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan As part of the $25 million USD project to upgrade its aged water infrastructure, the city government of Aktau in Kazakhstan has announced it will switch to desalination plants to meet all its water needs. For decades, drinking water in