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The economic damage of air pollution in Kazakhstan exceeds $10bn, media reports.

Deputy of Kazakhstan’s Parliament Dinara Shukizhanova has brought to light that air pollution in major cities in the Central Asian country has reached a concerning level of 60%.  This alarming situation leads to over 10,000 premature deaths yearly and imposes a significant economic burden of more than $10.5bn on the republic.

In this regard, Shukizhanova has suggested that the development of electric transport could be one possible solution.

Currently, the Parliament is deliberating on legislation to foster the utilization of electric transportation and enhance its infrastructure.

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