Non-profit
public fund
AirVision.kz

AirVision.kz is a public independent fund that was founded in January 2020 by Berik Kaniyev and Alexei Lee to improve air quality in Almaty.

In order to purify the air of Almaty in the coming years, the Fund intends to cooperate with the governmental agencies, the civil sector, Kazakhstani and foreign scientists, as well as the expert community.

Berik Kaniev is the shareholder and chairman of the board of directors of Lancaster Group, chairman of the board of directors of the Republican Physics and Mathematics School, president of the youth football center Zhas Kyran.

Alexey Lee is the CEO of Arbuz.kz, product delivery service, co-founder of Ticketon.kz, an online ticket service for events in Kazakhstan, and Aviata.kz, online air ticket service.

Our Goals

Public air quality monitoring
We support monitoring and public awareness projects on air quality.
Environmental Education
We raise awareness of the causes and consequences of air pollution in Almaty. We strive to enhance public respect for natural resources.
Sustainable development
We initiate introduction of amendments and changes to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of sustainable development and environmental improvement.
Financial aid
We help finance projects aimed at improving air quality in Almaty and preserving the environment. We control implementation of the projects to achieve our goals.
Analytical Center Development
We are creating an independent expert and analytical center in the field of sustainable urban development. We are developing and implementing the institute of public examination of projects that can affect the state of air in Almaty and health of the citizens.
Public air quality monitoring
We support monitoring and public awareness projects on air quality.
Platform for citizens and the city council
We create a networking platform for institutions and local executive bodies that will make the implementation of public initiatives and changes possible.
Sustainable development
We initiate introduction of amendments and changes to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of sustainable development and environmental improvement.
Analytical Center Development
We are creating an independent expert and analytical center in the field of sustainable urban development. We are developing and implementing the institute of public examination of projects that can affect the state of air in Almaty and health of the citizens.
Platform for citizens and the city council
We create a networking platform for institutions and local executive bodies that will make the implementation of public initiatives and changes possible.
Public air quality monitoring
We support monitoring and public awareness projects on air quality.
Sustainable development
We initiate introduction of amendments and changes to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of sustainable development and environmental improvement.
Environmental Education
We raise awareness of the causes and consequences of air pollution in Almaty. We strive to enhance public respect for natural resources.
Financial aid
We help finance projects aimed at improving air quality in Almaty and preserving the environment. We control implementation of the projects to achieve our goals.

Almaty Air

Air pollution in Almaty is an obvious critical large-scale problem. We are building a community of caring citizens who are ready to change the situation.

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Every third Almaty citizen has a respiratory illness Informburo.kz
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The cost of health care damage caused by air pollution in Almaty is about $ 486 million Newtimes.kz
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Kazakhstan is the 70th most air polluted country in the world Air Quality Life Index
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In Almaty the maximum permissible concentration of harmful substances in the air is violated almost daily Airkaz.org
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By reducing the concentration of particulate matter by 1 microgram per cubic meter, we could save $ 56.7 million per year Newtimes.kz

What needs to be done?

Что необходимо предпринять 1
Creation of a reliable air quality monitoring system
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Что необходимо предпринять 2
Upgrade of Almaty TPP-2 and TPP-3
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Что необходимо предпринять 3
Gasification of the private sector
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Что необходимо предпринять 4
Improvement of the public transportation system
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All of us, residents of Almaty, the city council members, entrepreneurs, and community activists, breathe the same air. Air is what unites us all. Therefore, I am optimistic and want to declare that we will work with all constructive forces, those who can take real actions

Berik Kaniev
co-founder of the Fund, entrepreneur

There is no complete air quality monitoring system today in Almaty. All data is scattered. Moreover, public activists do not trust information from government agencies, and government agencies do not trust information from activists. To resolve this situation, we together with partners from the civil and public sectors, are ready to build a unified system which will be legitimate for all interested parties. Without such monitoring, everyone will be endlessly arguing on who produces more air pollution - thermal power plants, cars or the private sector.

Alexey Lee
co-founder of the Fund, entrepreneur