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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on floods in Kazakhstan: “The coming days will be the most intense”

Kazakhstan
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 17, 2024

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Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has taken proactive measures in response to significant flooding in the North Kazakhstan and Kostanay regions, where over 10,000 people have been evacuated and a state of emergency declared. After conducting an aerial survey of the affected areas, Tokayev met with evacuees, promising state support, compensation, and the construction of new homes for those whose residences are irreparable. He has also announced an austerity regime to fund flood relief efforts and plans to involve major entrepreneurs in the recovery process, aiming to resolve the housing crisis before winter and eliminate flood consequences by the end of summer or early fall.
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The head of state flew over the flooded territories of two regions According to the official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev’s working trip to the North Kazakhstan region began with a flight over the Kyzylzharsky district, the outskirts of Petropavlovsk, as well as the Sergeevsky reservoir. According to regional akim Gauez Nurmukhambetov, the flood wave passes through the districts of Kyzylzhar, Yesil, Shal akyn and the city of Petropavlovsk. A state of emergency has been declared in six districts. To date, more than 2,000 residential buildings have been flooded, and 10,345 people have been evacuated. A total of 5,270 people and 906 pieces of equipment are involved in flood control measures. Work is underway to restore life-supporting infrastructure. A commission has been created to assess and compensate for material damage to those affected by the natural disaster. After visiting the North Kazakhstan region, the President’s plane ...
Source: Agrosektor
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