06 November, 2020 146

Kazakhstan plans to construct 39 new reservoirs

The construction of 39 new reservoirs is planned in nine regions of Kazakhstan, ATPress.kz reports with the reference to the official site of the Ministry of the Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan.


This was announced by Magzum Mirzagaliyev, the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan in the Senate during the government hour on the topic "Water security of Kazakhstan: modern challenges and prospects for their solution."
“It is planned to build 39 new reservoirs in 9 regions with a total volume of 3.6 billion m3 per year. For their implementation, 115 billion tenge is needed,” Mr. Mirzagaliyev said during the government hour.
31 reservoirs are at the stage of implementation: 1 is under construction (Kensai-Koskorgan), 28 are under development of feasibility studies, 3 - of design and estimate documentation (Karauzyak, Kumisketken, Buzuluk).
The construction of reservoirs will reduce the threat of flood events for 70 settlements; to put new irrigated lands into circulation, 394 thousand hectares; create more than 129 thousand jobs in agriculture; remove dependence on the water volume of transboundary rivers: up to 30% - Kyrgyzstan, up to 25% - Uzbekistan, up to 15% - the Russian Federation.
   
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