Government considers the issues of ensuring fire safety
“Since the beginning of this year, the forest fund registered 67 incidents of fire. The area of fires is 7 times higher than last year. In addition, 1015 steppe fires are registered, which is also higher than last year” – Kassymov reported.
For the timely response to natural fires, since the beginning of this year, the regions have concluded agreements with JSC “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary” on providing space monitoring services. Together with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Interdepartmental Plan for the Prevention and Elimination of Forest-Steppe Fires has been approved.
The Minister of Internal Affairs informed that with the onset of the summer holidays, special attention will be paid to the fire safety of children’s health camps.
“However, at the present time the readiness of the akimats, forest owners, forest protection agencies and other economic entities for the beginning of the fire-dangerous season is provided at an insufficient level. The voiced facts, as well as the analysis of the results of the last year, show the unreliability of the forest-steppe protection system against fires” – K. Kassymov concluded.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan