Uzbekistan adopts environmental monitoring programme
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Nov. 15 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Uzbek government has adopted a programme of state environmental monitoring in the Republic for 2011 - 2015, a government source told Trend with reference to the Cabinet of Ministers today.
The programme was adopted to regularly assess and forecast environmental pollution.
It is planned to revise the facilities and observer programmes, to introduce environmental indicators, as well as organise regular observations for the major sources of pollution.
The data will be systematised and prepared to enable the information to help decision makers improve the environment. A national report on environment and natural resources must be prepared in Uzbekistan every two or three years.
Another part of the programme is aimed at improving metrological basics and logistics. It is planned to develop and introduce new and to improve existing methods of measuring pollution, as well as to modernise technical equipment for monitoring.
The financial costs hit over 29.873 billion soums to implement the programme. The State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources will allocate 16.5 billion soums to implement the programme in 2011-2015: the Hydro Meteorological Centre - 7.782 billion soums: the Health Ministry - 3.302 billion soums: the State Committee for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre - 1.26 billion soums: the State Committee for Nature Protection - 786.7 million soums: Ministry of Agriculture and Water Economy - 241.38 million soums.
The official exchange rate is 1.772.98 soums per $1.