World Environment Day is widely celebrated in Turkmenistan
On the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Homeland and World Environment Day, the agricultural complex hosted a scientific-practical conference «State Policy of the Esteemed President of Turkmenistan on Environmental Protection and Ecological Welfare in the Country: Achievements and Duties». Participants of the event listened with great enthusiasm to the Address of the President of Turkmenistan to the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency of Turkmenistan.
Our country is closely cooperating with all partners interested in actively participating in international relations in this important area, first of all with the United Nations, as well as with other authoritative international organizations. Turkmenistan has so far approved more than 20 environmental conventions and international agreements. The fruitful initiatives of our esteemed President, announced at the meetings of the UN General Assembly and other major forums, have received wide support around the world. They help to combine common efforts to address the challenges of today.
So far, more than 115 million tree seedlings have been planted in Turkmenistan as part of the National Forest Program. This year alone, 30 million tree seedlings have been planted in honor of the 30th anniversary of our country's independence.
As the participants noted, the implementation of a large-scale economic project such as the «Altyn Asyr» Turkmen Lake in the Karakum Desert is of great importance not only for our country, but also for the region as a whole. At the same time, great work is being done to develop a national system of specially protected natural areas. The «Bereketli Karakum» State Nature Reserve is an example of this.
Modern «green» technologies have become an important condition for the development of the Avaza national tourism zone on the Caspian coast. In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring June 3rd World Cycling Day. On the initiative of our esteemed President, a unique tradition has been established in our country, such as regular cycling.
One of the main issues of the forum is water diplomacy of Turkmenistan, where the promotion of the Esteemed President's initiative on the development of the United Nations Water Strategy is one of the main tasks. In the framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, as well as the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, the German Society for International Co-operation, and jointly with others great efforts are made in this direction.
On the eve of World Environment Day, experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, the State Committee for Water Management, the Dashoguz Velayat Khyakimlik, teachers and students of the Turkmen Agricultural Institute were on a working visit to the Bötendag Heights. They got acquainted with efforts made on the creation of forestry in the area affected by the Aral.