Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 15
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A law on environmental security came into effect in Turkmenistan on June 15.
The law is aimed at ensuring the vital interests of people and society, protecting the environment from the dangers posed by anthropogenic and natural impacts.
The creation and maintenance of a national system of environmental security is defined in the law as a mandatory condition for implementation of the state strategy for sustainable social and economic development.
The law proclaims environmental security as an integral part of the security of an individual, society and the state, the right of citizens to a favorable environment for life and health and to reliable information on the state of environmental security in their places of residence.
Meanwhile, the state support for entrepreneurial activity in the field of environmental security is guaranteed through the establishment of tax and other benefits.
A number of articles of the law are dedicated to the state examination of environmental security, certification of products of chemical and petrochemical industries, engineering and power industry, processes, work and services.
Moreover, the products of this group imported by Turkmenistan, which have trademarks and certificates of environmental security of the producing country, must pass through the procedure of certification of conformity.