Netherlands to Help Develop Kazakhstan’s Water Sector

photo: Kazakh Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation

On May 29, the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the construction and use of water facilities, flood forecasting and flood control planning.

The agreement will draw on an exchange of experience in the regulation and use of flood waters, as well as a study of Dutch river flow management.

A further memorandum was signed with the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education to provide training of specialists and interaction with science and innovative technologies in the water industry.

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Nurzhigitov welcomed the two countries’ formal agreement to further cooperation and expressed confidence that it would help implement large-scale projects, and through the exchange of experience and technology, unlock the potential of the domestic water sector.