Executive Committee of the International Fund
for saving the Aral Sea



The practice of developing and implementing projects and programs in the Aral Sea basin, i.e., ASBP, dates back to the establishment of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) and the Interstate Council for the Problems of the Aral Sea Basin (ICSA) and is based on their founding documents.

In the regulation on IFAS, it was noted that the main task of the Fund is to finance and credit joint practical actions, programs and projects for saving the Aral Sea, environmental improvement of the Aral Sea region and the Aral Sea basin as a whole, taking into account the interests of all states in the region.

The functions of the ICSA consisted, among other things, in recommending to the States parties to the Agreement the main directions of socio-economic and environmental development, approving the program of joint practical actions, joint action plans of the Central Asian states related to solving the problems of the Aral Sea basin, saving the Aral Sea and improving the environmental situation in the region.

The IFAS Regulation stated that the Fund directs its efforts to implement programs and decisions on the problems of the Aral Sea basin developed by the Interstate Council and approved by the Heads of State.