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5-Stan Podcast: What determines the purity of atmospheric air in Dushanbe, the Tajik capital?

About the air that Dushanbe residents breathe in the next podcast from CABAR.asia

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Lola Olimova and Khasan Sherov. Photo: CABAR.asia
Lola Olimova and Khasan Sherov. Photo: CABAR.asia

In this issue of the podcast, Lola Olimova, editor and programme coordinator of IWPR in Tajikistan, talks with the chief specialist of Environmental Protection Department of Dushanbe city, Khasan Sherov, about what determines the purity of atmospheric air in large cities and what is being done to improve its quality.

Is the air cleaner or dirtier in Dushanbe than it was 40 years ago? After all, in Tajikistan like in other Central Asian countries, the level of industrial production has significantly declined with factories not working for already 30-35 years? From what depends the cleanliness of air in big cities? What or who are the most persistent environmental violators in the capital? And finally, will the coronavirus (COVID-19) affect the environmental situation in the Central Asian countries? These and other issues are discussed in the 5-Stan podcast from CABAR.asia:

This article was prepared as part of the Giving Voice, Driving Change – from the Borderland to the Steppes Project

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