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Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructs to allocate an additional 2 billion tenge for the stabilization of the flood situation in East Kazakhstan region

by April 3, 2018 Market

During today’s Government meeting, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev raised the issue of the flood situation in East Kazakhstan region.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev recalled that the last Government meeting covered the issue of the flood situation in East Kazakhstan region and instructions were given to closely monitor the situation and provide all the necessary assistance to victims.

Minister of Internal Affairs K. Kassymov reported on the current situation in East Kazakhstan region, the measures taken and assistance provided to the affected population, including the provision of medical support and other basic amenities in places of temporary settlement.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, over 1500 houses were flooded in 50 settlements in the country as a whole. More than 3800 people were evacuated. Floods were caused by sudden warming and a threefold excess of the norm of precipitation. Due to the measures taken, water was drained from 1100 houses; over 2700 people were returned home.

A complicated situation has developed in East Kazakhstan region. To date, there are 396 houses and 185 households left under water. In this regard, Semey, Ayagoz, Zyryanovsk and Shemonaih have locally declared a state of emergency. Over 1000 people, 200 units of equipment, 96 motor pumps and 8 boats were sent for emergency rescue and urgent work, � K. Kassymov said.

8 units of equipment and a mobile power station were sent from the state equipment reserve to the East Kazakhstan region. Currently, a complicated flood situation is also brewing in Karaganda, Akmola, Kostanay, Pavlodar and South Kazakhstan regions. A storm warning has been issued in these regions and in East Kazakhstan region. In this regard, according to the Minister of Internal Affairs, local executive bodies should be ready for operational activities.

Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that an additional 2 billion tenge will be allocated from the National budget for solving the flood issues of the East Kazakhstan region.

Akim of East Kazakhstan region Daniyal Akhmetov, in turn, reported on the flood situation in the region.

To date, a state of emergency of a natural nature is issued in Ayagoz, Glubokovsky, Shemonaihinsky, Zyryanovskiy districts of the region and the city of Semey. I am personally monitoring this situation, �Daniyal Akhmetov said.

570 units of equipment are involved in the liquidation of flood hazards today, an additional 3107 people are involved in public works. There are special commissions for determining the damage. Restoration operations are currently underway.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan