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Kazakhstan to Plant Forests on a Million Hectares of Former Aral Seabed

On January 8th, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan, Erlan Nysanbayev chaired a meeting on the implementation of instructions from the Head of State to plant saxaul shrub plantations on dried up sections of the Aral Sea. It was stated at the meeting that 500,000 hectares of the former seabed have been included in the lands of the state forest fund, and in 2023 afforestation work began on that area. It was also emphasized that as climatic conditions are changing and the frequency and severity of storms increase, wind-borne salt and dust cause significant damage to areas adjacent to the Aral Sea and their inhabitants. Every year, more than 100 million tons of salt, dust and sand are blown from the bottom of the former Aral Sea and mix into the air. Kazakhstan’s part of the Aral is more saline than its Uzbek counterpart. In order to improve the situation, President Tokayev has set the task of planting saxaul shrubs on 1.1 million hectares by 2025. This project has now been provided with the necessary infrastructure for preparing seeds for sowing and cultivation, and the necessary equipment has been purchased, the meeting heard.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="13571" img_size="full" el_class="scond-image" parallax_scroll="no" woodmart_inline="no"][vc_column_text woodmart_inline="no" text_larger="no"]Through joint efforts oy the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the administration of the Kyzylorda region, 544,500 hectares of saxaul have been sown over the past three years. This year, it is planned to plant on another 275,000 hectares. As the decimation of the Aral Sea is a global problem, the Ministry cooperates with international organizations, including the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), the World Bank, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Korean Forest Service. In the summer and autumn of 2021, specialists from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan exchanged their experiences in planting saxaul and other trees on the former Aral Sea, and a memorandum was signed for closer cooperation in afforestation of the region.

UN Special Programme for Aral Sea countries discussed in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT (TCA) — Multilateral consultations on the development of the UN Special Programme for the countries of the Aral Sea basin took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on December 19. The meeting was organized in accordance with the final Joint Communique of the Summit of the Founders of IFAS held in Turkmenistan last August and with the Resolutions on “Cooperation between the United Nations and the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea” (IFAS) adopted by the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in 2018 and 2019, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported. Continue reading

Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan region attracts foreign investors

TASHKENT (TCA) — The International Investment Forum Karakalpakstan was held in Nukus, the main city of Uzbekistan’s northwestern region of Karakalpakstan. The two-day forum was attended by representatives of international organizations from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Pakistan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, the Jahon information agency reported on November 19. Continue reading

EU takes part in high-level conference on Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT (TCA) — Nukus, Uzbekistan on October 25 hosted the International High-Level Conference under the auspices of the United Nations, entitled "Aral Sea Region — zone of ecological innovation and technology". Continue reading

EIB, Uzbekistan take first step towards a EUR 100m investment program for Aral Sea recovery

TASHKENT (TCA) — The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan on September 24 signed a Memorandum of Understanding paving the way for a EUR 100-million investment program designed to join in international efforts to recover the Aral Sea. Continue reading

EU to assist Uzbekistan in combating consequences of Aral Sea tragedy

TASHKENT (TCA) — A delegation of Uzbekistan led by Deputy Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Badriddin Abidov visited Brussels where he discussed prospects for cooperation with the European Union in the framework of the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF), the Delegation of the European Union to Uzbekistan reported. During the visit on March 24-26, meetings were held with a number of high-ranking representatives of the European Union: Deputy Managing Director of the European External Action Service Luc Devigne, EU Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian, Managing Counselor of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Umberto Del Panta and Director for Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and the Pacific at the European Commission's Department for International Cooperation and Development, Pierre Amilhat. The members of the Uzbek delegation provided detailed information about the goals and objectives of the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund, mechanisms for approving and implementing projects, ensuring transparency and interaction with donors. During the meetings, representatives of the EU and Belgium reported that they support the initiative of Uzbekistan and the United Nations to establish MPHSTF and are committed to setting up long-term cooperation in reducing the negative effects of the drying up of the Aral Sea. An agreement was reached following the meetings and negotiations that in early April the EU delegation led by the Special Representative Peter Burian would visit the Aral Sea region to study the needs of Uzbekistan and prepare recommendations for EU institutions and member countries on cooperation opportunities with the Uzbek side within the framework of the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region. The European side also intends to propose the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the EIB and the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region, which is scheduled to be signed during the May visit to Uzbekistan of the Vice-President of the Bank Vazil Hudák.

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