Turkey is helping to improve the environmental situation in the Aral Sea basin by implementing a number of environmental projects in the region. This was stated at the conference on development of partnership in overcoming the consequences of the Aral catastrophe in Tashkent by Ali Ihsan Chaglar, the coordinator of the programs of the Agency for Cooperation and Coordination under the Government of Turkey.
According to him, the Turkish side is in the region to work on foreststion in an area of 100 hectares. Ali Ihsan Chaglar, also, stressed that the Aral catastrophe is not only a regional but also a global problem.
According to experts, every year the wind raises about 100 million tons of dust from the dried bottom of the Aral Sea, which leads to deterioration of the ecological situation in the region.
According to experts, in this situation, it is greening works, the laying of forest and forest park zones, which is one of the most effective measures for improving the environment. Ecologists note that the creation of extensive forest park zones in the Aral Sea region would significantly improve the ecological situation in the region.
Turkmenistan, being the chairman of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for the period 2017-2019, conducts large-scale forestation work in the country, and especially the regions adjacent to the Aral Sea zone, as the most prone to negative environmental impact.
Thus, the state allocates significant funds for improving the environmental situation in the Dashoguz velayat. For a number of years a large forest area of 55 hectares has been created in the region. A total of 3 million trees are planted annually in Turkmenistan.