Turkmen parliament approves draft law on ecology
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 2 / Trend H. Hasanov /
During a regular meeting of the Turkmen parliament, a new draft law "On Specially Protected Natural Territories" has been considered and approved, an official Turkmen source said on Monday.
This law regulates the social relations on the creation, expansion, protection, restoration, sustainable use and management of specially protected natural territories and objects of state nature preserve, which are components of the national as well as the regional and global environmental network.
The parliament's statement says that one of the key aspects of national development strategy of Turkmenistan is environmental issues, environmental security, and sustainable use of natural resources.
"The Turkmen state, as a party to major international documents, including the UN Conventions on the subject, has been steadily implementing an environmental policy aimed at reviving and improving the quality of environmental protection," the parliament said.