Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The Water Code was approved by a meeting of Turkmenistan’s Parliament in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said in a message Oct. 18.
According to the message, the document is a legal act regulating relations in water management in Turkmenistan.
Water management is one of the most pressing topics in Central Asia, the message said.
Delivering a speech at the seventh World Water Forum in South Korea’s Daegu City in 2015, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov put forward the initiative of developing the UN water strategy.
Turkmenistan borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan and uses the water resources from four transboundary rivers, namely, Amu Darya, Tejen, Atrek and Murghab, in accordance with the agreed quotas.
Turkmenistan is facing a problem over the ecology of the Aral Sea.
Ashgabat has called for convening a special conference under the UN auspices in 2017 on the improvement of the environmental situation in Central Asia.