The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), together with Turkmenistan, is implementing a project for the phased reduction of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in the country, the Trend news agency reports with reference to the UNIDO’s Advocacy and Media Relations Expert Ravindra Wickremasinghe.
The HCFC phase-out management plan is being steadily implemented in accordance with the schedule, Wickremasinghe told Trend.
"UNIDO is implementing a number of ongoing projects in Turkmenistan. We are currently working on implementation of two phases of the HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP),” the UNIDO’s expert Wickremasinghe said, adding that “the HPMP is a program that helps a country decrease its consumption of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons in accordance with the reduction schedule provided for by the Montreal Protocol."
UNIDO believes that the global crisis may slow down implementation of the planned projects, however, cooperation is being carried out with Turkmenistan in its efforts to achieve comprehensive and sustainable economic growth, as well as in the diversification of the country's economy.
The UNIDO is a specialized UN agency focusing on promotion and acceleration of industrial development.