You are all here today to discuss the motion presented by Kazakhstan.
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Year 2. Motion from Kazakhstan Remediation of saline soils
Kazakhstan has proposed an environmental cooperation around the Aral Sea, which focuses on cleaning up the salt pond to prevent the continued pollution of soils and groundwater in the area. According to the motion the exposed bottom of the Aral Sea produce several hundred tons of salt dust each year. The project also includes construction of a factory that makes use of the decontaminated saltdust to produce salt for export. The industry is supposed to be built in Uzbekistan, the south part of the Aral Sea but it would benefit the environment throughout the region. The project is dependent on investment from Russia -both in terms of technical expertise and funding.
At first I will give the word to Kazakhstan to say just a few words about the benefits of this motion, after this the word is free.