The seawater desalination plant, located in the Tokymak area of the Karakiya district, will have a daily capacity of 50,000 cubic meters. Its construction aligns with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s directives to tackle water supply challenges in the region.
(MENAFN– Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 29. In order to solve the problem of potable water in Kazakhstan’s Mangystau region, it is planned to build 9 seawater desalination plants with an estimated cost of more than 247 billion Kazakh tenge ($541.4 million), Deputy Chairman of the Kazakh Construction and Housing-Communal Services Affairs Committee Azimbek Pazylbekuly said, trend reports via the Kazakh media.
According to him, in 2025, the shortage of drinking water in the Mangystau region may amount to 100,000-110,000 cubic meters per day.
As of now, the Astrakhan-Magyshlak pipeline and desalinated sea water supply the region with safe drinking water. Their aggregate capacity makes some 164,000 cubic meters a day. In summer the region experiences water shortages up to 50,000 cubic meters a day.