First Meeting of the National and Regional Coordinating Committee for the New USAID Regional Water and Environment Project
In November, a Tajik delegation from the National and Regional Coordinating Committee for the new USAID Regional Water and Environment Project took part in the first regional meeting in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.
The delegation included representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Water Resources, Agriculture, Environment Protection Committee, and the Agency for Land Management and Irrigation under the Government of Tajikistan.
The aim of the project is to strengthen cooperation to strengthen technical capacity and regional cooperation in water resources management and ecosystem protection in Central Asia.
More than 20 representatives of relevant ministries and agencies from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in the meeting and discussed measures for further development of cooperation in water resources use and protection management in the Aral Sea basin.
The Head of the Department for Monitoring, Environmental Policy, Meteorology and Cadastre of the Committee for Environmental Protection Isfandiyor Shukurov in his speech about the project components proposed the following measures for implementation in 2022: support of young scientists in developing research works on use and protection of water resources; technical assistance to the Agency for Meteorology in automation of checkpoints in transboundary river basins; conducting research on glaciers in river basins of Transboundary rivers.