An innovative, eco-friendly tourist campsite is being built in the Dzhungar Alatau Mountains’ Korinskiy Gorge, near the town of Tekeli not far from Almaty. The Tau Widergeburt company, established under the Taldykorgan German Society, is building the site with a grant from the Business Road Map 2020 Programme.
The company is using imported, modern equipment to produce environmentally friendly wooden houses. The cottages are made from treated timber that were recovered from the clearing of forests, said Tau Widergeburt Director and Chairman of the German Ethnic and Cultural Centre Vladimir Molodtsov. The project uses solar energy to heat water and generate electricity. Three houses have already been equipped with solar thermal systems.
Upon completing construction, the owners plan to establish a waste-free wood-processing shop for producing wooden structures and houses. Sawdust and bark, treated with antiseptic fire-protective solutions, will be used for heating.
The new campsite will be near the Taubulak camp, a very popular summer destination with both people of Kazakhstan and vacationers from neighbouring countries.