Turkmenistan systematically moving to ‘green’ economy, president says

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 20

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

Turkmenistan is systematically moving to 'green' economy, the use of modern environmentally friendly and resource-saving technologies in industry, and in the oil and gas, power generation and transportation sectors, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov said.

He made the remarks at a meeting with the heads of General Electric (USA), Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) and Çalyk Holding (Turkey) companies, according to message from Turkmen government.

During the meeting, Berdymuhamedov said Turkmenistan, consistently realizing major projects of regional and inter-regional significance in energy sector, is taking a highly responsible approach to international cooperation in the protection of environment, which is an extremely important area.

Turkmen government also said the 'National Strategy of Turkmenistan on Climate Change' and the country's international initiatives voiced at the sessions of the UN General Assembly and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in 2012, are aimed at settling the urgent tasks in this area.

"Among them is the proposal to establish a regional center in Ashgabat on technologies related to climate change in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin," according to the message of the Turkmen government.

Edited by S.I.

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