Nazarbayev indicates problem of water deficit in Kazakhstan
Almaty. November 19. KazTAG - Nursultan Nazarbayev, head of state, met with chairman of Committee on water resources under the Ministry of Agriculture of RK Islam Abyshev, Akorda reports.
N. Nazarbayev emphasized the issues of not cultivated lands, and effective cooperation with neighboring countries in using transboundary rivers.
«In general, the country has problems with water. We are taking a lot about the efforts in saving northern part of the Aral sea. Thanks to large amount of funds, alloted by the Government, the northern part of Aral came close to Aralsk city. All this made positive impact on life of local population, allowing them to fish and created jobs. In order to meet the needs of Kyzylorda oblast there was built Koksaray water reserve. Large amount of funds were spent on irrigation and drainage works in Maktaral district of South-Kazakhstan oblast», - said the President.