President • 20 August, 2020

President Tokayev pays working visit to Turkistan region

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President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's trip to the Turkestan region began with a visit to the village of Myrzakent. The head of state got acquainted with the construction of a new residential district for victims of the dam break at the Sardobinsky reservoir, Akorda says.

As a result of the accident, more than 4 thousand people were injured, more than 500 homes were destroyed. A new residential district was built in Myrzakent for residents of the villages of Zhenis, Zhanaturmys, and Dostyk who lost their homes. Each family member was allocated 100 thousand tenge. Construction work on restoration of villages Algabas, Ferdowsi. In these localities, 17 million tenge was allocated to residents whose homes were destroyed.

During the meeting with local residents, the President noted that the state quickly allocated funds from the budget for the reconstruction of the district. As Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed, at a critical moment, all our people showed solidarity and unity.

"A new neighborhood is being built. None of the victims were left on the street. The needs of each resident were taken into account. Everyone in need will move here. Soon everyone will have a roof over their heads. Large-scale work is underway. Entrepreneurs, builders, doctors, ordinary citizens, and numerous volunteers are actively working here. I Express my sincere gratitude to everyone," the Head of state said.

The President said that he was closely monitoring the situation in the region.

During the trip, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev heard a report from the Minister of Ecology, Geology and natural resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev on measures taken jointly with the Republic of Uzbekistan to eliminate the consequences of flooding and prevent similar emergencies in the future. The head of state noted the need to continue working in this direction.

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