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News Kazakhstan09.06.2022

Kazakhstan to plant 280 million trees in 2022

By the end of the year, 280 million trees will be planted in Kazakhstan. This was announced by the President of Kazakhstan during the 34th plenary session of the Foreign Investors Council, Qazaq Green citing the presidential press office.

The event was attended by heads of major multinational companies, heads of government agencies and representatives of international organisations.

The agenda of the meeting included the development of decarbonisation of the economy and introduction of low-carbon technologies.

The priority task according to the President is the work on planting greenery and creating new forest areas.

“On my instruction, two billion trees will be planted throughout the country by 2025. Last year 138 million trees were planted, and 280 million – this year. However, these rates are not enough, we need to speed up. I hope that Council members will support this initiative and make a significant contribution to this work," said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

The following participants also spoke at the meeting - President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Odile Reno-Basso, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of National Economy Alibek Kuantyrov, Chairman of the Board of the Association “Kazakhstan Foreign Investors’ Council” Erlan Dossymbekov, Vice President of Asian Development Bank Ashok Lavasa, Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation James Johnson, CEO of Citigroup in Europe, Middle East and Africa David Livingstone, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ERG Sarl Alexander Mashkevich, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation Neil Chapman, President of the company General Electric in Russia and the CIS Bela Ferenczi, President of Philip Morris International for Eastern Europe Marco Mariotti, President of JSC Polymetal Management Igor Finogenov, Managing Partner of PwC in Central and Eastern Europe Nick Kosh, CEO of Veon Ltd Group Kaan Terzioğlu, Senior Vice President of TotalEnergies for Asia-Pacific Julien Pouget.

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