Prime Minister: We must get people affected back to normal life as quickly as possible

Prime Minister: We must get people affected back to normal life as quickly as possible
Фото: primeminister.kz 14.05.2024 12:18 858

The situation with floods in Kazakhstan was considered off the agenda at the Government session chaired by Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov, El.kz cites primeminister.kz.

As reported by Deputy Prime Minister Kanat Bozumbayev, currently the flood situation in the country as a whole is stabilising. This week the flood peak is expected in Atyrau region. The water level in the Zhaiyk River has now exceeded dangerous levels at gauging stations in the villages of Inderbor and Makhambet. At the moment, the region is working on bunding of the area, laying of sackcloth, erection of earthen ramparts and pumping out of water.

In eight regions the local emergency regime is still in force. Two settlements in Aktobe region are still without transport communication. Their residents are provided with food and medicines.

In total, more than 119,000 people have been evacuated from flooded areas, including 44,000 children. As of today, 55.6 thousand people have returned to their homes. About 5 thousand citizens remain in evacuation centres. 

As a result of the flood situation in the country, 12,908 residential houses were flooded, of which 264 houses in three regions are still under water. Also, 25,921 dacha plots with 18,025 houses were flooded. 

To date, 20,600 families have received a lump-sum payment of 100 monthly payments. The total amount paid out totalled 7.5 billion tenge. 680 families received compensation for material losses totalling 362 million tenge. 

568 families received 710 million tenge in compensation for the repair and restoration of housing.  Work is continuing in the regions to assess and compensate for the damage. The situation is under constant control of the Government. 

Olzhas Bektenov instructed the involved services to continue flood control works. Especially in the settlements of Inderbor and Makhambet, where the water level in the river Zhaiyk has already exceeded dangerous marks. 

"Evacuation centres there should be ready to receive people at any time of the day. Forces and means should be on standby. The Ministry of Water Resources and the Akimat of Atyrau region to ensure constant monitoring of the water level in the river Zhaiyk," Head of the Government instructed. 

It is also necessary to clearly control the availability of food and medicines in two settlements of Aktobe region, left without transport communication. In de-energised villages it is necessary to accelerate repair work.

"In addition, given the stabilisation of the flood situation in the regions, akimats should intensify assessment and design work. All measures to compensate for the damage, including the restoration of houses and infrastructure, should be implemented in due time. We must return the affected people to normal life as quickly as possible," Prime Minister summarised.


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