ASTANA -- Kazakhstan's government is providing fuel oil to neighbouring Tajikistan as humanitarian aid, Kazinform reported Thursday (November 16), citing a Kazakhstani government database of legislation.
The Kazakhstani Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry will allocate about 128.6 million KZT (about $388,000) to Tajikistan so that it can purchase 1,000 tonnes of mazut, a fuel oil often used in generating plants, according to a government decree.
The Kazakhstani government is taking responsibility for timely delivery of the fuel oil.
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