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Senators ratified the Protocol for the Conservation of Biological Diversity of the Caspian Sea

14.10.2021 61

Today, a session of the House was held under the chairmanship of Senate Speaker Maulen Ashimbayev, at which senators ratified the Protocol for the Conservation of Biological Diversity of the Caspian Sea.

In the course of the session, the law “On Ratification of the Protocol for the Conservation of Biological Diversity to the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea” was reviewed and adopted.

The Protocol will enable the regulation of activities that adversely affect the protected species of animals and their habitats. The countries that have ratified the Protocol can also undertake other environmental measures aimed at imposing a ban on the dumping or disposal of waste and other substances, as well as the regulation of any activities involving construction or survey works.

“Conservation of the biodiversity and ecosystem of the Caspian Sea is a strategic priority for our country.  Therefore, the Law adopted today has great importance. We hope that the measures it contains will increase cooperation among the five Caspian bordering states in this regard and contribute to the conservation of the ecosystem of the sea,” Maulen Ashimbayev said.

Also, during the session, senators voiced their deputy inquiries.

In particular, Nurlan Beknazarov underscored the importance of strengthening the social protection of school children from socially vulnerable groups of the population.

Dinar Nuketayeva noted the need for the resumption of scientific work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Akhylbek Kurishbayev asked for better access to higher education for students from low-income families.

Andrey Lukin called attention to inefficient spending of budgetary funds in the healthcare sector.

And Nurtore Zhussip brought up the problem of legislative regulation of the use of electric scooters since the number of road traffic accidents with their involvement has become more frequent lately.

 (Press Office of the Senate, 74-72-27. Photo by E. Ukibayev)

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