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  • 9 Jun 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and
  • 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 Oct 2016- 08:53 by Local Press Report BAKU Trend News Agency Forty-five water reservoirs in Kazakhstan are in dangerous condition and require repairs, Kazakh Agriculture Ministry said Oct. 20. In total there are 309 water reservoirs in Kazakhstan. The state owns 83 of them. Energy Security Food
  • 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
  • 11 Nov 2015- 08:57 by Local Press Report PARIS Business Wire During the state visit to France of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazyna Capital Management and Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly implement a seawater desalination plant
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, in neighboring Tajikistan. “On July 22nd,
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAUSANNE, Switzerland Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics could have a negative impact on the country’s water resources, according to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) report released on June 1st. “Reliance on artificial snowmaking [for
  • 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
  • 30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water reserves are now at 2.5 billion cubic meters, putting the country at risk of drinking water and irrigation deficits, Tashtanbay Sartov, deputy rector of education at the Kyrgyz State Technical University, told a
  • 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,
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- announced by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam
  • 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 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

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