Karim Massimov holds meeting on problems of water supply in Pavlodar region

06 August 2016, 20:14
Pavlodar Region

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan has held a meeting on rural water supply in the framework of his working trip to Pavlodar region.

Taking into account the rapid development of agriculture in Pavlodar region, the issues of water, settlements and irrigation of sown areas are most relevant.

At the meeting  mayor  of Pavlodar region Bulat Bakauov and the Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Askar Myrzahmetov has delivere reports.

K. Massimov noted that the provision of the population with quality drinking water is one of the key tasks of the state.

High-quality drinking water is provided to only 19% of settlements, which is the lowest rate in the country.

In this regard, the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of National Economy and the regional administrations  to control the situation in the region.

Since 2016 the program of development of Pavlodar region till 2020 has been implemented,  involving the planned infrastructure projects and the solution of environmental problems in the region. Implementation of these projects will provide  56.3 thousand people with quality drinking water.

Today, groundwater reserves have been approved for 110 villages.

In 2016 the program transfers were allocated  in the amount of 720.5 million tenge from the republican budget. At the current date 342 million tenge was disbursed, or 47% (or 100% of the plan), in December it is planned to adopt 45 stocks in villages.