05 March 2012, 19:35
Kazakh President received 1st Vice Premier
ASTANA. March 5. KAZINFORM 1st Vice Premier of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov reported to President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the results of his working visit to South Kazakhstan region and flood damage mitigation efforts.
"9 districts of the region were struck by floods. About 10,000 people, 700 units of equipment and the Kazakh Emergency Situation Ministry's forces were mobilized there. The local administration took the necessary measures. We monitor now where the water flows run," Akhmetov said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined, it is necessary to monitor all potentially dangerous regions.
53 rural settlements at 20 districts of South Kazakhstan region were hit by floods. 428 houses and 7 social facilities are flooded so far. 418 families (2,260 people) were evacuated."
Besides, Akhmetov reported on the amendments to the agro-industrial complex development program, modernization of live stock breeding on pastures, fodder cropping, fish rearing for sales and agrarian science development, implementation of Available Housing program and power sector development efforts.
Serik Akhmetov informed the President also of the progress of implementation of the Zhanaozen socioeconomic development plan for 2012-2022.
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