23.02.13 10:49

Three million saplings to be planted in Turkmenistan in 2013

Three million saplings of deciduous, coniferous, fruit trees and vines will be planted in Turkmenistan in 2013. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution to this effect at the government meeting.

The resolution instructs ministries and departments and the administration of the city of Ashgabat to plant 1.5 million saplings between the cities of Anau and Baharly in 2013.
The administrations of the provinces have been instructed to ensure planting of another half a million saplings in their regions.

According to the resolution, ministries, departments, administrations of the city of Ashgabat and provinces should build drip irrigation systems to ensure watering of young trees and vines.

The Ministry of Nature Protection has been instructed to provide vines and three-year old saplings for such large-scale tree planting campaign and ensure control over the process of planting and watering.

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