It was informed during the session of the government of Turkmenistan on August 18 that draft document on regulation of protection zones of main pipelines is under development.
The document that is elaborated in accordance with the Law of Turkmenistan on Main Pipeline Transportation regulates the formation of protection zones along the main pipelines carrying oil and petroleum products, natural and liquefied gas. It stipulates the complex of relative measures aimed at environment protection, safe operation of and protection of the pipelines and prevention of the accidents. Particularly, it is prohibited to have agricultural fields and make construction of living houses, roads, etc. on the territories of protection zones.
In this regard, the Head of the State requested to study the world practice in project planning, construction and operation of main oil and gas pipelines and provision of environmental safety. The necessity of efficient control system for the condition of energy communications, maximum involvement of technical developments including electronic sensors and other specialized equipment was highlighted.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper