EBRD Promotes Environmental Improvements In Western Kazakhstan

$80 Million USD For Wastewater Treatment Upgrade

3 Jun 2021 by Local Press Report

EBRD has announced agreement to finance an $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery. Proceeds will be used to modernise industrial wastewater treatment facilities, construct a secure 3.5 kilometre sewage pipeline and overhaul 860 hectares of evaporation ponds, which are located close to the city boundary. Once implemented, the project will increase water reuse and reduce the withdrawal of freshwater from the Ural River. The latter is especially important for the Atyrau region, known for its low levels of rainfall throughout the year.