Kazakhstan Starts New Housing Construction in Regions Affected by Flood

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s authorities have started building new houses in the flood-affected Pavlodar, Karagandy and Aktobe Regions, reported the Prime Minister’s press service on April 18.

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The commission inspected 2,602 residential buildings in the affected regions, of which 1,499 were assessed. As a result, it was revealed that 794 houses are subject to restoration, and 701 are destroyed.

Today, 197 families were compensated for housing repairs for 218.6 million tenge (US$488,233), and 33 families received houses and apartments to replace destroyed housing.

A total of 5,803 families got a one-time payment worth 369,200 tenge (US$825), and 877 families received compensation for material damage for 380 million tenge (US$849,875). The volume of payments for dead livestock has reached 38.9 million tenge (US$87,000).

Owing to the flood preventive measures, 18,651 people returned to their homes. Since the beginning of the flood, 117,694 people have been rescued and evacuated, including 43,931 children.

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