USAID transfers equipment for automated water flow measurement to Turkmenistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 30
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has transferred equipment for automated water flow measurement to Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to “Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek” (Turkmenistan: Golden Age) newspaper.
The equipment was handed over as part of an online meeting between a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State in Turkmenistan Valerie Chittenden and representatives of the State Water Management Committee of Turkmenistan.
The equipment will be installed at fourteen points along the Murghab River in the Mary region of the country and will enable Turkmenistan’s Marysuwhojalyk company to monitor the water level, as well as control irrigation runoff.
The equipment was transferred as part of the project "Water, Education and Cooperation" (Smart Waters), implemented by CAREC with the support of USAID.
The socio-economic strategy of Turkmenistan attaches special importance to the rational use of water resources, the report says.
Major investment projects are being implemented in this area, including increasing the capacity of the Karakum river and providing clean drinking water to the country's cities and villages.
The country is building new and expand existing reservoirs and other hydraulic facilities designed to create additional water supplies, irrigation of farmland, irrigation of pastures.
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