Kazakhstan to reduce toxic emissions by 20%
Kazakh Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Serikkali Brekeshev told the Government sitting about the Zhasyl Kazakhstan (Green Kazakhstan) national project, Kazinform reports.
«The Zhasyl Kazakhstan (Green Kazakhstan) national project was drafted pursuant to the Kazakh President’s task set at the expanded meeting of the Kazakh Government as of January 26 this year. The national project is aimed at creating favorable environment and improving the country’s ecological situation,» Brekeshev said.
The national project includes four key directions. The first one is Taza Kazakhstan (Clean Kazakhstan) to contribute to environmental problem solving, including improving quality of open air, waste management and preservation of water bodies ecosystem. It suggests reducing of hazardous emissions from 16 largest industrial enterprises of the country over the next five years by 20%. In particular, more than 8,000 containers for separate collection of waste will be installed the countrywide, the share of disposal of the solid waste will grow from 18% to 34%.
Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency