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2015-03-02 03:03:10

Let us protect Kok-Jailau – one of the most popular spots in the Ile-Alatau National Park!

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Ecological Society Green Salvation has started collecting signatures under a petition for protection of Kok-Jailau. Kok-Jailau valley is located on the territory of Ile-Alatau National Park. Akimat (Mayor’s Office) of the city of Almaty is planning on developing a new ski resort in this area.

The topic of construction of the new ski resort in Kok-Jailau valley was first raised in 2007. In 2011, mayor of the city of Almaty, Essimov A.S., turned to this subject again. The project includes construction of an international resort with a total length of the ski tracks of over 100 km, construction of ski tows, hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment centers, and golf fields; development of infrastructure – auto road, auto parking, electrical, natural gas, and water supply facilities! All of this is going to be developed at the expense of the state budget! With a consideration that private investors will build-up the resort with commercial and residential estate later on!

Thus, very soon Almaty residents can lose their beloved place of recreation where the quite and beautiful wild nature will be at first replaced by the roar of machinery, and later - by the ski resort with endless fences all-around the private land plots.

We call everybody who cares about the future of the National Park to support the Petition for protection of Kok-Jailau, which will be sent to the President, members of the Parliament, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Akimat (Mayor’s Office) of the city of Almaty, and political parties of the country. 

You may sign the petition (last name, first name, city, country; if you sign the petition on behalf of an organization, then indicate the full name of the organization) to our address: gsalmaty@gmail.com. And as a matter of fact, you may send your own petitions to the above indicated state institutions.