Turkmen President explains regional importance of artificial lake in Karakum desert
Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
talked about the issue of water resources in
"I would like to clarify this issue so that everyone understands the importance for both countries of work being done in this area. There often appear various publications in the press, distorting the meaning of our work, in particular, on the irrational use of water by states that are in the lower reaches of rivers," he said.
In particular, the president focused on the large-scale project implemented in
"As you know, for years water was simply dumped in the desert after washing arable land, forming a set of salt and herbicide saturated lakes causing serious environmental damage," Berdimuhamedov said.
"After joining the UN Convention to Combat Desertification,
"Today one can see first hand how wetlands and saline sites in the desert disappear, and how ecology is being restored. We will continue this work in the interests of future generations," the President of Turkmenistan stressed.
He also invited the representatives of Tajikistan to take part in an international scientific conference titled "Importance of the Turkmen Lake "Altyn Asyr" in improving the environmental situation in the region", which will be held in the town of Turkmenbashi in Balkan province in late March.