Currently the preparatory work for the second phase of the Northern Aral Sea and Syrdarya Control project supported by the Government of Kazakhstan and the World Bank is underway. On the 16th of June 2010 the working panel of experts in the field of hydro unit construction, representatives of the oblast (country regional) administrative bodies and IFAS specialists took place in Kyzylorda.
The Summit Meeting of the Presidents of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan took place on 28 April 2009 in Almaty. The Parties adopted the Joint Statement in which Heads of the States-founders IFAS mandated Executive Committee of IFAS, in close cooperation with Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) and Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development (ICSD), involving national experts and donors to elaborate the Program of actions on providing assistance to the countries of the Aral Sea Basin for the period of 2011-2015 (ASBP-3) for further consideration and approval by the States-founders IFAS.
In Tajikistan, the high-level international conference on the midterm review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action "Water for Life”, 2005-2015, adopted as a water resolution by the UN General Assembly. The conference included analysis of progress made in the framework of internationally agreed objectives related to water issues, as well as the prognosis on perspectives of implementation of the international commitments related to water and water issues by 2015.
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