Caspian Environment Forum to be held in Turkmen Avaza tourist zone

Photo: Caspian Environment Forum to be held in Turkmen Avaza tourist zone  / Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 6 / Trend H. Hasanov /

It is planned to hold the Caspian Environment Forum in the Avaza national tourist zone in the Caspian Sea region on November 5-6, the official Turkmen source said today.

The relevant decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

According to the document, the Ministry of Nature Protection, Foreign Ministry, state enterprise for the Caspian Sea under the Turkmen President and the executive bodies (administration) of the Balkan region were instructed to ensure holding the forum at the appropriate level.

The event is held to further develop the international cooperation in the field of ecology, to carefully conserve, to efficiently use the unique natural resources of the Caspian Sea, to inform about its unique ecology and biodiversity and to preserve the natural resources of the Caspian region for future generations.

The issues of environmental protection in the region and the proposals will be examined at the forum. Ashgabat hosted the next meeting of Turkmenistan's interdepartmental commission on the Caspian Sea in late August.

This organization was established in April 2007. A new draft national plan for the prevention, response and oil spill liquidation in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea was examined within the last meeting.
According to the decision, the project will be completed by the end of this year.

The Caspian Sea washes the coast of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan. It is the world's largest intra-continental basin, not related to the oceans. It is also unique in terms of flora and fauna.

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