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The national consultations within the framework of the Aral Sea Basin programme elaboration (ASBP-3 for the period of 2011-2015) took place on the 2nd of March in Turkmenistan.

The participants of the meeting included Chairman of the Executive Committee IFAS (EC IFAS) and its member-representative of Turkmenistan, representatives of Dashoguz EC IFAS branch in Turkmenistan, regional advisers from the UN ECE and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and representatives of the interested ministries and governmental bodies of Turkmenistan (Ministry of water resources, Ministry of foreign affairs, Ministry of economy, national hydromet service), national branch of the IFAS Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development (ICSD).

The EC IFAS Chairman presented the Activities Plan for the ASBP-3 elaboration approved by the IFAS Board, draft of the “Framework Document on the development of the ASBP-3”. The document includes the programme development vision, including aim, objectives, project criteria, activities structure and project implementation monitoring.

The GTZ representative A. Nikolayenko offered vision of donor organizations regarding the ASBP-3 development.

During the documents discussion the meeting participants agreed about the importance of coordinated and collaborated efforts in the ASBP-3 development and implementation at every level – local, national, regional and international.

The meeting participants obtained the documents on technical requirements of projects for the ASBP-3. The agreement between the ministries and official bodies of Turkmenistan was reached to prepare and submit the project proposals to the EC IFAS. Dashoguz branch of the EC IFAS was defined as a coordinator for these works. 

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