Kazakh Senate adopts law on Caspian Sea protection
The Senate of the Kazakh Parliament ratified the agreement on the protection of the Caspian Sea. This important agreement was concluded by five Caspian basin states, including Kazakhstan. Ratification will enable countries to use the best environmental technologies to preserve the Caspian Sea environment. It is planned to create a full database on the characteristics of the marine environment and coastal areas. According to the convention, each party shall facilitate access to information. This will help to monitor the pollution levels and rational use of resources, said Kazakh Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Serikkali Brekeshev. The draft law will not have negative social, economic and legal consequences for Kazakhstan, he added. No additional allocation of money from the budget will be required.
Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova