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Botschaft Usbekistan, December 20, 2015

On 14-16 September 2015, the Delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan lead by the chairman of the State Committee for Nature Protection Bakhtiyor Abdusamatov participated in Concluding Meeting of the 23rd OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum on “Water governance in the OSCE area – increasing security and stability through co-operation”.

On 15 September, member of the delegation and the first deputy minister of emergency situations of Uzbekistan Komiljon Aripov delivered a speech.

During his speech, he focused on decreasing risks of natural disasters in Central Asia and noted that Uzbekistan already started to implement practical measures on introduction of the framework action programme post-2015, adopted in March 2015 in Japan, which determine four priority directions and seven concrete tasks.

He said that Uzbekistan is improving legislative base and strengthens social partnership of the state and non-state sectors in decreasing risks of disasters. He stated that the scientific researches on determining possible risks and threats in this area are financed. The Uzbek official added that the measures on improving readiness of local communication to actions in emergency situations are developed.

The Uzbek delegation attracted attention of the forum participants to improving efficiency of joint efforts to preventing break up over lakes, located in mountains, and flooding. He said that there are 187 glacier lakes in Ferghana Valley’s mountains, which is evidence for higher threat for the territory of the valley.

Special attention should be paid to lakes, located at the height of 3,600 meters and over, he said. There are risks of mudflow from neighboring states to Ferghana, Namangan and Samarkand regions of Uzbekistan in June-August, he underlined.

Komiljon Aripov stated that there are need long-term system of monitoring of state and conditions of water flow in lakes, as well as conduct methodical and scientific research works.

He said that there is need to attract international community to attract technical assistance to conduct researches on studying state of lakes and determine level of danger, joint conduction of monitoring, forecasting of risks and mapping possible consequences of disasters, etc.

The Uzbek Deputy Minister said that it is necessary to create regional system of early warning on various emergency situations to prevent human losses and economic damage.

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