On January 25, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the frozen Karakum River, the state information agency TDH reports .
On the bridge, located on the 798th kilometer of the Karakum River, the ex-president was met by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov , Chairman of the State Committee for the Construction of the Administrative Center of the Ahal Velayat Deryageldi Orazov , khyakims of the cities of Arkadag Shamuhammet Durdylyev and Ashgabat Rakhym Gandymov , as well as heads of Altkom companies Alexander Tislenko and "Interbudmontazh" Vladimir Petruk .
The Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty told the officials that Turkmenistan was concerned about the rational use of water resources and the introduction of the latest irrigation methods to increase land productivity. He noted the need to maintain water bodies in proper condition, clean them from silt and ensure a uniform flow. In these matters, as in all others, best practices are ordered.
In recent years, independent media have regularly reported that Ashgabat and the regions of Turkmenistan lack drinking and irrigation water. However, only in the spring of last year, the authorities recognized this systemic problem, which is especially relevant in a country where the air temperature in summer is very close to 50 degrees. Read more about this in the article "Chronicles of Turkmenistan".
Then Tislenko reported on the construction of a bridge across the Garabogaz Bay ( started in August last year, - note by KhT), and Petruk - on the laying of sewerage and drainage systems in the country.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that as a result of continuing severe frosts , layers of ice had formed on the Karakum River and other water bodies.
The Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty ordered to ensure a uniform flow in all rivers and canals of the country, including the Karakum River, and "to approach this work with special responsibility in winter." “Planting seedlings along the banks will not only strengthen their banks, but also improve the ecological situation in the country,” he added.
As HT previously reported , as a result of a miscalculation in the actions of Turkmen sappers who blew up ice on the frozen Amu Darya River, they demolished a pontoon bridge and a pipe from a pumping station pumping water to Uzbekistan through the Amu-Bukhara canal.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan