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Cause of smog over Astana explained to environmentalists

According to the official website of capital akimat, the city administration is taking comprehensive action to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

The city Department of environmental protection and nature management explained the reasons for the smog that hung over Astana on Thursday.

"These days, smog is observed in the city, which is due to adverse weather conditions (calm, fog) and the use of stove coal heating by private houses in the winter", - the Department of environmental protection and environmental management of Astana reported.

At the same time, the main sources of air pollution in Astana are CHP-1, 2 and Autonomous boilers, which account for more than 95.5% of the total gross emissions of pollutants.

To improve the air basin in the city implemented a number of environmental measures: transferred to the gas 854 units of vehicles of utilities, issued more than 14 thousand agreements to private legal entities and individuals for the installation of gas equipment, 500 operated taxi akimat of the city signed memoranda on their transfer to gas.

At the same time, on behalf of the mayor of the city, a "Comprehensive plan of measures to improve the environment of Astana for 2018-2020" was developed and approved, a "Road map for the construction of gas distribution networks and the transfer of residential areas of the private sector and the energy complex of Astana to natural gas" was developed, a regasification station was launched, to which Nazarbayev University, a Space center, the Academy of the Ministry of defense of the Republic were connected.

In addition, the akimat is developing a "Strategy of low-carbon development of Astana until 2030", which will solve the problems of energy saving and the implementation of international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In general, the state of the air basin of the capital of Kazakhstan is characterized as environmentally friendly for the life of the population. photo from "Facebook".

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