The Kazakhstan government has secured a multi-million dollar loan from the World Bank to help save the Aral Sea.
The money will be used to implement the second stage of a project aimed at saving the northern part of the sea.
The United Nations has said the disappearance of the Aral is the worst man-made environmental disaster.
But this new project could mean that at least part of the Aral – once the world’s fourth largest inland body of water – will be saved.
It is an ambitious project aimed at reversing one of the world’s worst environmental disasters.
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