President of Turkmenistan approves seismic risk reduction program

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the Program "Reducing Seismic Risk in Seismically Hazardous Zones of Turkmenistan" and a plan of measures for its implementation.

According to the state news agency TDH , the head of state instructed to improve public awareness and the capacity of relevant structures in the field of preventing and mitigating the effects of earthquakes.

Recall that at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on January 18, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reported that the Academy of Sciences, together with the Mejlis, had begun work on reducing seismic risks in areas of high seismic risk of the country. The work on the program was carried out by Turkmen specialists together with Japanese colleagues and UNDP.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan