Kazakhstan plans to adopt Japan's experience in water purification technologies

Kazakhstan plans to adopt Japan's experience in water purification technologies and attract Japanese ocean scientists to work with the Caspian Sea Research Institute, the Ministry of Water's press service reports.
This was discussed, among other things, by the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Nurzhigitov and the Ambassador of Japan to Kazakhstan Jun Yamada. The parties discussed potential cooperation in the development of the domestic water industry.
"The Ambassador noted that the creation of a separate ministry dealing with the use and management of water resources is a very important and correct step that should become an example for other states," the message says.
Yamada stressed that Japan is interested in long-term and full-scale cooperation with Kazakhstan. According to him, Japanese companies working in the field of water technologies want to implement projects in Kazakhstan, particularly in the field of water reuse.
“The Ambassador expressed readiness to assist in establishing contacts between the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and Japanese businessmen," the ministry noted.
Nurzhan Nurzhigitov, in turn, noted that the ministry is interested in the Japanese experience of automation and digitalization of the water industry, and also offered to work together to improve the skills of Kazakhstani specialists by attracting experts and scientists from Japan.
In addition, the Minister said that Kazakhstan is interested in water purification technologies, citing as an example the successful purification of Japan's largest Lake Biwa. Nurzhan Nurzhigitov also proposed to involve Japanese ocean scientists in working with the Scientific Research Institute of the Caspian Sea.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue discussing possible areas of cooperation.