Restoration of Aral Sea is Common Responsibility

Five Central Asian countries located in the Aral Sea basin aim to replenish the sea.

The Second Phase of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project is set to be implemented in Kazakhstan.

Officials are planning to build the Kumisketken water reservoir and reconstruct the Karaozek waterworks in Kyzylorda region.   

The Government is planning to repair the Kokaral Dam which was built during the first Phase of the Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Project. The improvement will benefit the lakes since 158 lakes have been replenished so far.

Governor of Aral district, Mukhtar Orazbayev said that with the increase of water level, the number of fish will be higher and local enterprises will have the opportunity to sell high-quality fish from the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan and export the excess.    

The distance between the sea and the district capital is 17 kilometers, which used to be 150 kilometers.

Officials believe that the project’s second phase will bring the sea border closer to the Aral town.