The green technologies distribution centre was opened Aug. 12 as part of the Karaganda Agro-Technical College, reported the press service of the G-Global Coalition for Green Economy and Development.
According to the organisers, the main objectives of such centres are to raise the awareness about energy-efficient technologies, which have been implemented in the country; to demonstrate prospects for organic agriculture development triggered by the use of green technologies, as well as to replicate the results achieved by the country in the field of low-power, energy-efficient heating and lighting, water conservation, tourism and waste management.
“This is the second centre in Kazakhstan, opened after the National Academy of Green Technologies, which was established in September 2015. The academy is located in the Arnasai village of the Arshaly district in Akmola region, 45 kilometres away from the capital city Astana. Today, the academy is a testing field for more than 20 various green technologies. Moreover, it offers educational trainings for akims (government heads) of districts, heads of social facilities and representatives of rural enterprises on a regular basis,” said one of the coalition’s representatives.
As part of the opening event of the centre, a roundtable was organised to discuss with experts development perspectives of green technologies in Kazakhstan, as well as their practical implementation. The discussion was attended by the head of the G-Global International Secretariat, representatives of the Karaganda region and the Oktyabrsky district akimat (administration); representatives of the Karaganda regional branch of the Nur Otan party, the Atameken regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs, management of youth policy of the Karaganda region, the Department of Education of Karaganda region, as well as entrepreneurs and journalists.