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  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:56 by Local Press Report NUR-SULTAN The Astana Times The newly established Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources will focus primarily on developing the county’s Environmental Code, establishing mechanisms to fight poaching and deforestation and managing water
  • 3 May 2016- 08:52 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed into law amendments that seek to improve legislation related to ecology and renewable energy. Changes were made to articles of the Land, Water, Environment, Tax, Enterprise codes and the law n
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The lower house of Kazakhstan’s Parliament has passes a series of amendments to laws regulating the country’s water supply and wastewater treatment sectors. The bulk of the changes aim to improve regulation of these sectors and
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s energy situation, already complicated by the recent failure of a transformer unit at the Toktogul Hydropower Plant, could get worse due to declining water levels in the Toktogul Reservoir, according to the country’s
  • 7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament Majilis has ratified a draft bill on Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Tengrinews reports citing
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengrinews Nursultan Nazarbayev hosted the meeting of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member-states yesterday, December 15 in Astana, Tengrinews reports citing the press service of the Kazakh President. Shanghai
  • 11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Kazakh Parliament’s lower house this week passed a bill on first reading that would amend the country’s water and sanitation laws. Among other things, the bill sets standards for drinking water quality and makes installation of
  • 14 Nov 2014- 10:21 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times At a Nov. 6 meeting of the Senate (the upper chamber of parliament) chaired by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the chamber ratified an agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the management and operation of the joint combined Dostyk Water
  • 4 Nov 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s national Ak Bulak (Clean Water) Program has resulted in a large number people drinking unsafe water every day, members of the Communist People's Party of Kazakhstan (CPPK) told a roundtable meeting in Astana on
  • 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
  • 17 Oct 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A working group of experts studying Kyrgyz glaciers this week called on the country's government to pass a law that would require payments for use of water from natural sources, as a way of increasing the amount of money
  • 20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeting with riparian countries Afghanistan,
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to
  • 16 May 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Deputy Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Asiya Sasykbayeva this week called into question recent United Nations statistics claiming that 90 percent of the country’s population has access to clean drinking water. “I doubt that more
  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Some 800 water utilities operating in Kazakh cities will be merged into one or several enterprises in mid-May, in order to make it easier to attract private investment in the sector, the Kazakh Agency for Regulation of Natural