AKIPRESS.COM - The government of Kazakhstan under chairmanship of Prime Minister Askar Mamin discussed preparedness for the upcoming flood period, the press service of the PM said.
Minister of Interior Yerlan Turgumbayev reported on the preflood situation and the measures taken to prevent and eliminate flood threats.
According to the Kazhydromet, the volume of moisture reserves this year is higher than the average long-term norms in the lowland river basins of the Kostanay, Akmola, Karaganda, North Kazakhstan and Aktobe regions, as well as mountain rivers of the East Kazakhstan, Turkistan and Zhambyl regions. High filling capacity of reservoirs is recorded in the East Kazakhstan, North Kazakhstan, Karaganda and Akmola regions. 463 hydraulic structures are in need of repair in the country.
A constant monitoring is carried out on 464 hazardous sections of roads, 66 bridges and 852 culverts, where 883 pieces of road maintenance equipment are provided. Daily patrolling of roads and road structures is carried out.
Mamin ordered the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development to organize round-the-clock monitoring of the prevention of overflows on republican highways and railway lines, to ensure that flood waters pass through culverts.