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News: November 2007

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MINISTRY TO SUBMIT DRAFT STRATEGY ON EFFECTIVE USE OF ENERGY THIS WEEK

Environmental Protection Ministry of Kazakhstan will submit a draft Strategy Effective use of energy and renewable resources for sustainable development of Kazakhstan by 2024 to the Kazakh Government this week.

Nurlan Iskakov, the Kazakh Environmental Protection Minister, said today during the visiting session of the Ecology and Nature Management Committee of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.

In accordance with the instructions of the President of Kazakhstan and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, our Ministry has worked out the draft Concept Effective use of the energy and renewable resources for sustainable development of Kazakhstan by 2024. It will be considered at the special session of the Government this month. The draft will be forwarded to the Government this week, he added.

The Kazakh Minister suggests holding of the parliamentary hearings, devoted to this important theme.

A. Sultanova

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.11.2007

MAJILIS RATIFIED FRAMEWORK AGRT BETWEEN KAZAKHSTAN & ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

The Majilis (Lower House of Kazakhstans Parliament) approved a draft law On ratification of the framework agreement on technical assistance between the Government of Kazakhstan and Asian Development Bank; Kazinform reports.

The agreement was signed on October 5, 1995. Technical assistance is realized by the consultants.

According to the Kazakh Economy and Budget Minister who presented the bill, necessity to ratify the framework agreement emerged from the plans on realization of the large projects on construction of the water-supply and water-carriage facilities in South Kazakhstan region with attraction of the local consultants.

M. Makulbekov

Source: KAZINFORM, 7.11.2007