This Ministerial Decree establishes that transfer of land or protected areas to reserve land category shall be prohibited except for cases of construction of the objects of tourism infrastructure envisaged by State planning documentation, construction of waterworks of strategic importance and construction of facilities along state border. Authorization for transfer of land of protected areas shall be issued only for plots of protected areas with restricted economic activities and shall be applicable in case of impossibility of alternative construction decisions.
Amended by: Ministerial Decree No. 1129 amending Ministerial Decree No. 172 validating the Regulation on transfer of land of protected areas to reserve land. (2013-10-22)
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Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated to the region by the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. Soviet policies reduced the number of ethnic Kazakhs in the 1930s and enabled non-ethnic Kazakhs to outnumber natives. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures.