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Gasification of Astana should be resolved within a year and a half – the President

05 March, 15:39 147
Gasification of Astana should be resolved within a year and a half – the President

The construction of a gas pipeline will facilitate to the reduction of the amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere in Astana, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed his opinion on the need to intensify the gasification of Astana, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

“Over the years of independence, the production of gas in the country increased from 8 to 52 billion cubic meters per year. I know that this figure will increase each year. For today, the level of gasification in our country makes up to 50%. The nine regions are connected to gas, mainly the west and south ones. At the same time, central and north regions of the country are still not connected to gas. In order to resolve this issue, it is necessary to construct a main gas pipeline in the direction of Karaozek (Kyzylorda region) – Zhezkazgan – Karaganda – Temirtau – Astana. That is, along with the provision of 2.7 million people with gas, will also have a positive effect on the ecology in Saryarka. We supply gas from the western Kazakhstan to Shymkent and Almaty,” the head of state said at a joint meeting of the Parliament’s Chambers.

Nursultan Nazarbayev added that the construction of a main gas pipeline would facilitate to the reduction of harmful emissions by six times or 35 thousand tons pear year only in Astana.

“Along with the increase in the number of vehicle and because of the use of coal by the two CHPs, smog covers the city. The Mayor’s Office deals with this issue. If we resolve this issue, many residents will be connected to gas. This issue should be resolved in a year or a year and a half,” the President said.

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