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In recognition of EcoWeek 2013, on the 3rd of June the Navoi region hosted a forum on ‘Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development’, an opportunity for representatives of government ministries and national companies to share their thoughts and opinions about the important topic.
The large-scale environmental forum was attended by representatives from the Navoi Regional Committee for Nature Protection of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan, the Navoi State Pedagogical Institute, and the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinate.
Among the participants at the forum’s opening ceremony was a member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences Professor H. Ibragimov, the Chairman of the Regional Committee for the Protection of Nature Huzhamov AG, the Member of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan F. Kuvvatov, the deputy editor of the ‘Ecological Bulletin’ P. Ibragimov, and the chairman of the regional branch of the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan E. Togaev.
At the opening ceremony, students of the Faculty of Natural History of the Navoi State Pedagogical Institute presented an exhibition and theatrical performances that highlighted the importance of addressing environmental problems.
The first half of the day contained a briefing on ‘Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development’, when focus was given to the report ‘Improvement of methods for the treatment of industrial waste water’ as written by biological sciences expert and head of the ‘General Biology’ department C. Huzhzhieva.
The second half of the day featured a presentation by the chief engineer of the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinate W. Yoldashev, when he demonstrated how the ‘Dustlikagro’ company is utilising drip irrigation and biogas technology using poultry manure.
The EcoWeek 2013 organisers have included the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection, UNDP, the UN Office in Uzbekistan, the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF SGP), and the Office of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).
Information support has been provided by the UN Information Office in Uzbekistan - www.un.uz.