Prosecutor's office must have prohibited construction near airport in Almaty - lawyer
Almaty. January 9. KazTAG - The prosecutor's office of Almaty must have prohibited construction in close quarters to the airport of Almaty in 2011, said Bakytzhan Bazarbek.
"The airport did not approve it, Kazaviaproject, authorized bodies either. I have a question to the prosecutor’s office. We have two structures of the prosecutor’s office: there are common bodies of prosecutor's office - the Talgar district prosecutor's office and the regional prosecutor's office of the Almaty region which had to know about construction near the airport. I have some questions: you had to respond, why do we have to remind about it when the tragedy took 12 lives?" he said.
In his words, transport prosecutor's office also had to control the airport protection zone.
"Where was the transport prosecutor's office looking at? We have specialized bodies of transport prosecutor’s office which control the legality in aviation and air space. The transport prosecutor's office had to check it in 2011, 2012, 2013 and respond, write letters. On the base of this letter, the regional land inspection, according to the Land Code, had to file lawsuits to the court recognizing the ruling of akimat dated 2011 on change of designation of land areas illegal," said the lawyer.
He added the airport repeatedly applied to the authorized bodies asking to prohibit construction around the runway.
"I have information that airport several times requested the authorized bodies to prohibit construction in 2011-2014. They said they could allow agriculture there, but not construction. Now investigation bodies are studying these requests," he said.
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