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Turkmenistan to plant huge forest in Aral Sea region

August 01, 2012
"A project has been developed to target environmental problems in the Aral Sea zone, which entails planting greenery over 20,000 hectares on the eastern bank of the Sarygamysh lake,"

Turkmenistan is allocating tens of millions of dollars to plant trees in a region neighbouring the stricken Aral Sea, state newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said Tuesday.

The isolated Central Asian state of Turkmenistan will prevent desertification and fight strong winds from the Aral Sea" by planting a "large forest zone" of deciduous trees and shrubs, the newspaper said.

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