Public water supply in Kazakhstan reaches 92.6%
Kazakhstan’s entire population will be fully provided with good quality drinking water by 2025, announced Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov at a government meeting. He noted that more than 113.5 billion tenge (over US$264 million) was allocated for 303 projects from the state budget for the development of water supply and disposal systems in cities and villages this year. He said that the work on providing villages with drinking water was coordinated with implementation of a program “Auyl – Yel besigi” (Village –the cradle of the nation). At least 100 billion tenge (US$232.6 million) is allocated for this on behalf of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev every year.
“In general, public access to water supply throughout the country amounts to 97.2 percent in urban areas and 86.4 percent in rural. The necessary work is carried out as part of “Nurly Zher” state program, as a result of which 100 percent of the population will be provided with water supply by 2025. Thus, we will completely solve the issue of public access to good quality drinking water,” said Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.