Rahmon Orders Map of Environmental Hazards

The Government of Tajikistan plans to create an atlas of exogenous geological processes, Sputnik has reported.

The General Directorate of Geology of the Republic will prepare the map and present it to the government for consideration. The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, announced this during his visit to the Khatlon region.

According to Rahmon, it is necessary to strengthen early warning systems regarding possible environmental hazards in Tajikistan and to prevent the adverse consequences of such situations. Leaders of regions, cities and districts, together with relevant ministries and agencies, have been instructed to take measures to mitigate the effects of natural disasters and provide assistance to victims.

“In the second ten days of May, as a result of heavy rains, floods and landslides occurred in some areas, causing economic damage as well as human casualties,” Rahmon said. He also emphasized the need to strengthen cooperation with environmental protection, emergency situations and civil defense committees, as well as the State Committee for Land Surveying and Geodesy on early warnings of potential environmental hazards.