President Tokayev familiarizes himself with new facilities during working trip to Almaty

President Tokayev familiarizes himself with new facilities during working trip to Almaty

Today, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev familiarized himself with the progress of constructing water supply facilities in Almaty, including two reservoirs, each with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters, and a pumping station. These facilities will collect and treat water before distributing it through the main networks of residential areas. The Head of State was also briefed on plans for developing the water supply network in the country’s largest metropolis. Last year saw the construction and modernization of about 200 km of the water distribution system. This year, it is planned to put into operation a similar number of networks as well. Thus, almost all residents of Almaty will have access to central water supply. President Tokayev emphasized that ensuring water supply is a task of national importance, underscoring the necessity to develop a nationwide program.

“We need a nationwide program to ensure the supply of drinking water. This water is utilized for watering gardens, washing cars, and various other purposes. Under no circumstances should this be permitted. We should employ water-saving technologies and cultivate a culture of water conservation among citizens,” Tokayev said.

Following that, the Head of State held a meeting on seismic safety. President Tokayev underscored the importance of systematic preparation and training of Kazakh citizens for well-coordinated actions during emergencies. This measure is truly essential as a third of the country’s territory is prone to earthquakes. The Kazakh President also addressed issues regarding the readiness of infrastructure for population evacuation and warning systems. He instructed the government, which is developing a comprehensive plan for the development of the seismological industry until 2028, to review approaches to ensuring safety, enhance the seismic resilience of buildings, and significantly improve earthquake monitoring and prediction.

The Head of the State also visited the Footlab football center, where he met with young talents. The academy is currently operating in a pilot mode, with 50 students undergoing training. In the future, there are plans to train up to 1,000 children aged five to 12 years at the academy.

President Tokayev also toured the Situational center of Almaty, which enables real-time collection and analysis of information about the life of the metropolis. The Head of State also visited the restored building of the city mayor’s office, where modern technologies were applied during reconstruction, enhancing the building’s energy efficiency while preserving its historical architectural appearance.