Roza Otunbayeva: Kyrgyzstan Needs a “Green Revolution”

April 8, 2013, 06:00

Today, April 8th, in Ata-Turk Park in Bishkek 300 ash trees were planted. The event was organized as a part of the program for greening of the Kyrgyzstani capital by the non-profit organization “Green Foundation” and the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” International Public Foundation. 

Employees of the non-profit and volunteers took part in the event. According to Ex-President Roza Otunbayeva these types of events will be held in the future. 

“This spring the planting of 600 trees is planned, today we planted 300 ash trees. We are preparing to also plant trees this spring and next fall. At a time when the city is mired in disputes and conflicts about individuals and companies encroaching on the city’s green space, we are simply greening the city. This is not exactly a simple process, because one must not simple plant some trees but also instill a culture of protecting nature,” she announced. 

Roza Otunbayeva also noted that desertification in Kyrgyzstan has reached critical levels. 

“We need a “green revolution”, but we have busied ourselves with other revolutions. It is time to bring new technology to the nation for defending nature,” she emphasized.