On the weekend, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his grandson Kerim went for walk along the Kopetdag’s foothills.
People used to call this period ‘kyrkchille’ –winter forty days, the coldest period of the season. The snow, which has fallen during this period, promises to fill the land with moisture so much that the seeds, which will be planted in spring time, will turn into generous harvest. The farmers notes that prolonged precipitations become a cure for the soil, which means that high yields of wheat and other agricultural crops are expected.
Such a heavy snowfall is quite rare in Turkmenistan. The fact that it has fallen on the threshold of New Year is thought to be a good sign among people, which augurs well for success and prosperity. This is a true celebration present for the children who harry to play snowballs and make snowmen.
This fuzzy snowdrifts, - the Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov says, - will provide good and thick grass in foothill valleys and steppe grasslands, thick gardens and rich fields…
It is worth to mention that careful attitude to the nature and its protection are the main priorities of the government policy of Turkmenistan. Ecological wealth of the country as a guarantee of healthy life of people is an integral condition of further prosperity and progress.
National Forest Program is implemented in the country for provision of ecological safety. Owing to this, vast forest belts have sprung around the capital.
At the cable car station, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his grandson have taken a cabin and gone on aerial trip above the hills, which raise up as white waves to the Kopetdag’s spurs.
The Leader of the Nation has told to his grandson that microclimate has been significantly improved in the result of successful realization of large-scale ecological program in all regions of the country, especially in the foothills.
As per tradition, Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gives start to nation-wide tree planting campaign every year. The green belt protecting the capital from dust storms and improving air quality, which supports to conservation and improvement of biodiversity, has been formed up around Ashgabat.
Speaking about all of this to his grandson, the Head of the State highlighted that our people has always carefully treated the environment of native land, which is an integral features of the moral code of Turkmens. Today, wise advices of the ancestors to love and take care of native land serve as another link of the succession of the generations.
Big work in environment protection sphere, protection of biological diversity and natural landscapes is carried out under National Strategy for climate change approved by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov as well as under major social and economic programs.
In particular, supporting the efforts of the world community for reduction of greenhouse gas emission, our country gradually transfers to use of modern eco-friendly and resources saving technologies in industrial sector.
… Finishing aerial trip and exited at the last station of the cable car, the Head of the State and his grandson have looked around the city below, hills and valleys covered with snow.
Young groves that have spread around the outskirts of Ashgabat and other cities and villages not only please one’s eye but also, as Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov notes, prevent the soil erosion and keep it moisturized.
The country of one of the greatest deserts of the world and arid climate already receives the results of years of work and the most modern technologies of formation of forest sector receive new directions.
In the last years, the riverbeds have been cleaned up and put in proper condition, Caspian coast where National tourist zone Avaza is located has received new life according to the initiative of the President of the country. Strict compliance of all facilities built is sea region with environmental protection requirements is one of the main demands of the Leader of the Nation. The utmost attention is paid to planting of trees in se resort, formation of parks and public gardens.
According to the assessment of local specialists and conclusions of competent international experts, Turkmen section of Caspian Sea is thought to be the most eco-friendly, which is explained by steadfast and targeted work in this direction.
Construction of Altyn Asyr Turkmen Lake, a real artificial sea, which was made among endless sand spaces, is continued in the Central Karakums under personal control of the Head of the State. This unparalleled by its scales project is very important for Turkmenistan and for entire Central Asia. The implementation of the projects not only opens new capabilities and horizons for development of agriculture but will also make positive effect on ecological situation of the region.
Many sand trees like saxaul, gandym, other shrubs and vegetation, which prevents sand movement, have been planted in the desert, including around Altyn Asyr Turkmen Lake, for this period. It completely change the appearance of these places.
Wide complex of activities is carried out for improvement of social and ecological situation in Aral Sea basin. Grandiose project of creation of forest belts on the territory of 20,000 hectares is implemented in the area of Botendag Highlands at the banks of Sarakamysh Lake in Dashoguz Region in the north of the country. This is just a part of systematic measures aimed at making of conditions for healthy life of people.
Cooperation in ecological sphere is one of the main aspects of foreign course of Turkmenistan, which stands for activation of constructive international dialog in this direction.
The Head of the State highlights that national science has to support the provision of ecological wealth collaborating in practice with economic and industrial branches. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also always focuses on use of the most modern water saving and efficient irrigation methods, such as drip and sprinkler irrigation schemes.
At present time, special attention is paid to assertion of the principles of healthy life style in the result of permanent care of the Leader of the Nation. In this regard, necessary conditions for going in for sports, which stimulates the development of public physical training and sport movement, are made in all part of the Motherland by the efforts of the President of Turkmenistan.
All of these indicates that issues of protection of unique natural heritage and major economic objectives based on social priorities are successfully solved in our country. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov notes that prosperity of the nation, care of people’s health, strengthening of health by sport, active leisure and communication with nature are these priorities.
Taking such a rare opportunity when there is plenty of snow to make a snowman, the Head of the State and his grandson rolled up balls and having connected it together, built traditional winter sculpture.
Kerim, the grandson of the Leader of the Nation, has started taking pictures of snowman for a memory of a beautiful day spent outside among snow spaces. The President of the country, who used to carry out everything all the way to the very end, have added final touches to positive image of snowman.
The tour around snow fields and hills of the Kopetdag foothills has come to the end and grandfather and grandson left these beautiful place.
New Year gifts have been presented to all personnel of cable road on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan. It was a deserved appreciation of people’s work who make wonderful moments of happiness for the citizens, especially for children.