President of Turkmenistan instructed to finish water supply program in time

The president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov instructed to finish the realization of the program on providing the people of inhabited areas with clean water in time, the Turkmen government has announced.

This issue was discussed at the meeting of the Cabinet of ministers.

According to the message, the head of state focused his attention on the importance of those responsible for water supply to the provinces and those in charge of the provinces, to execute control over implementation of transformative programs in the regions.

Berdymuhamedov also noted the importance of control over timely commissioning of the facilities being constructed within the framework of "the General program on supply of inhabited localities with water".

The official statement also said that key priorities of the state policy acquired their practical expression in realization of a number of widescale projects including those in the sphere of construction of modern hydrotechnical facilities such as the Turkmen lake "Altyn Asyr" in Karakum desert.

New reservoirs filling with water from Amu Darya, Murghab, Atrek, Tedzhen and the artificial river of Karakum stretching across the desert are being constructed in all regions of Turkmenistan.

According to preliminary data, groundwater reserves of the country constitute 3.5 million cubic meters per day.

Sector ministries have 2299 wells for exploitation of available water resources. 1075 of them are destined for the supply of population with clean drinking water, 763 - for irrigation and 461 for drainage water deflection.

Four drinking water factories with the capacity of 100 thousand square meters per day function to supply with water the population of Ashgabat.

Nowadays Turkmen scientists and specialists are working on desalination of saline water and its use in national economy.