Ust Kamenogorsk-Environmental Remediation Project


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Project ID

Project Title

Ust Kamenogorsk-Environmental Remediation Project



Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

EC (Almaty Delegation)

Project Partners

Implemented through World Bank


Total: 3.5m EUR (EC)/(World Bank loan: 40.1m USD;

Sources of Financing: EC and World Bank


48 months from start (01 Feb 2007,World Bank approval date)


Under implementation

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The Project has two overarching development objectives:

  1. Prevent the groundwater contamination plume's further migration towards the residential areas, the city's sources of drinking water supply and eventually into the Irtysh River; and
  2. Strengthen institutional mechanisms for groundwater quality monitoring to enable control of ongoing groundwater pollution from local municipal and industrial sources.

Specific objectives of the project include the following three components and related activities:

  1. Containment of high-priority sources of groundwater contamination;
  2. Remediation of current contaminated groundwater sites; and
  3. Project management and monitoring.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



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