Azerbaijan holds regular meeting of Working Group on Environmental Issues in Liberated Lands
October 29, 2021 17:38 (UTC + 04: 00)
A regular meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Issues of the Interdepartmental Center under the Headquarters of the Coordination, established for the centralized solution of the problems in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan, was held, Tendency reports Oct. 29.
According to information, the meeting brought together representatives of the President of Azerbaijan in Shusha and the part of Aghdam district freed from occupation, including the city of Aghdam, the ministries of ecology and resources. natural resources, agriculture, water improvement and management. OJSC and other state structures.
It is reported that in order to assess the environmental situation in accordance with the “Action Plan for the Solution of Military-Political, Socio-economic, Humanitarian, Organizational and Other Urgent Problems in the Liberated Territories of Azerbaijan”, members of the working group were informed of the comprehensive monitoring carried out in the liberated territories, including for the control of pollution of transboundary watercourses.
It was noted during the meeting that the preparation of a plan – an extension program of monitoring carried out on the Okhchuchay river, which is still polluted by Armenia, including carrying out biomonitoring, identification indicators sensitive to heavy metals, the attraction of scientific institutions to relevant research – has started.
The meeting also discussed issues arising from the decree of the President of Azerbaijan “On measures to organize activities of Basitchay State Nature Reserve”, protected natural areas, natural complexes and unique objects.
It was also noted that the tree planting events, which are organized annually by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, will this time be organized on a large scale in Karabakh and East Zanguezur in accordance with the objectives. improvement of the environment of the liberated territories.
In addition, the members of the working group were informed of the challenges of environmental protection during the implementation of road infrastructure construction projects and transport in the liberated territories, a preliminary assessment of forest resources on these land using satellite imagery.
The working group on environmental issues works in close coordination and exchanges information with the other working groups of the Interdepartmental Center.
The coordination headquarters, created by decree of the President of Azerbaijan on November 24, 2020, is headed by the head of the presidential administration Samir Nouriyev.
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