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New Kazakhstan Ministry For Environment And Water Resource Management


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 resources and geological problems, according to an Aug. 3 announcement during the ministry’s first meeting. The ministry is expected to submit a proposed environmental code to Parliament by the end of the year. It has also started to develop a long-term strategy for water security of Kazakhstan. The strategy includes the development of water management infrastructure to ensure a safe drinking water supply and the introduction of digital technologies in water accounting.