BISHKEK, March 5 (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan plan to set up a Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction in Kazakh former capital Almaty, Kabar reported.
According to the source, the appropriate draft agreement was presented yesterday at a meeting of the Parliamentary committee on defense and security by Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Minister Kubatbek Boronov.
“The Center is aimed to reduce the risk of natural and manmade disasters by collecting and sharing information, usage and development of new information and communication technologies, to create conditions for effective response in emergencies. It will coordinate joint and international humanitarian operations, search and rescue works,” Boronov said.
The Agreement envisages Kyrgyzstan not to invest in the project implementation, only send two employees to work at the Center, while Kazakhstan will finance the costs of opening the Center, Kabar reported.
According to the Minister, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) will fund the specialists from Kyrgyzstan for the first time.