Today First Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Agriculture A. Myrzakhmetov chaired a videoconference meeting on the preparation of state forest owners for the fire season of 2017.

The meeting saw participation of Deputy Akims of regions responsible for forestry, heads of departments of natural resources and environmental management, regional territorial forestry and wildlife inspections, regional emergency departments and environmental institutions.

During the meeting, A. Myrzakhmetov drew attention to the need to strengthen the material-and-technical provision of forest institutions under the jurisdiction of regional Akimats.

The State Enterprise "Kazavialesohrana" has organized a national dispatch service for the swift reception and transmission of information on the fire situation in forests, coordination of actions to extinguish forest fires, this ensures the transmission of data on forest fires to the National Crisis Center of the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Also presently, together with the State Enterprise "Kazavialesohrana”, three-time aviation patrolling is carried out in forest areas with a high fire hazard. The personnel of air divisions are put on high alert.

Air patrols cover state forest resources in Almaty, Akmola, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Karaganda, Kostanay and Pavlodar regions on an area of ​​8 million 869 thousand hectares or 30% of the state forest resource.

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Published: 19 May 2017

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