February 26. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers. Priority issues of the state life have been discussed and drafts of some documents have been reviewed at the session.
First, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on the measures for further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
It was reported that preparation to the participation of Turkmen side in work of the 14th high-level session of the ECO, which would be organized by the Republic of Turkey on March 4, 2021 in video conference format, is carried out at present time.
In this context, it was noted that this year, Turkmenistan would take over the chairmanship in the ECO. Draft of relative Concept, which sets out number of key objectives, has been developed for successful fulfillment of this mission.
It includes the activation of investment activity in the ECO country members, establishment of new economic corridors including trade, transport, logistics, energy with the focus on provision of stable international cargo transportation in emergency situations, expansion of the partnership in sustainable energy including in the sphere of renewable sources of energy.
In addition, full-format support and stimulation of cooperation between the ECO country members in cultural and humanitarian sphere, in science, education and sports including activation of scientific studies in combating the coronavirus pandemic as well as expansion of cooperation in agricultural complex, in provision of food security and other spheres have been specified as priority directions.
Implementation of program measures for support of social and economic restoration of Afghanistan has been determined as one of important aspects of cooperation of the ECO format.
It is planned to carry out relative work in number of directions for solution of these objectives and for activation of work of our country in the ECO. In particular, it is proposed to organize a visit of the ECO Secretary General to Turkmenistan this March and to consider the organization of the 15th high-level meeting of this Organization in Ashgabat on the ECO Day.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that strengthening and expansion of constructive partnership with competent international and regional structures are the main vectors of foreign course of neutral Turkmenistan. In this context, the leader of the nation has stated with delight fruitful character of work with the Economic Cooperation Organization, which our country is a member of since 1992.
Comprehensive support to enhancement of effectiveness and diversification of interstate cooperation, implementation of new joint projects, optimum realization of investment capabilities, which meets the interests of universal wealth and progress, goals of strengthening of friendly relations between the countries and nations is the main priority of the chairmanship of our country in the ECO this year. Speaking of this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given specific instructions related to organizational and other work, including preparation to the participation of Turkmen side to the coming Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization to the vice-premier, the Foreign Minister.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision and fulfilment of assignments of the head of the state for efficient realization of the export potential of power energy industry.
In this regard, the Ministry of Energy carries out relative work for diversification of directions of supply of Turkmen electricity to foreign countries, including to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of works for further modernization of infrastructure of power industry, increment of production capacity of the sphere, optimum realization of its export capabilities.
Having confirmed the willingness of Turkmenistan to continue beneficial cooperation with foreign partners in this sphere, the head of the state gave relative instructions to the vice-premier.
Further, the vice-premier has reported on the measures for preparation to the celebration of the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat and Plan of events and activities on occasion of this remarkable date.
For the plan implementation, it is planned to organize a cycle of TV and radio programs, demonstration of video, documentary and fiction movies. Celebrations, opening ceremonies of various facilities and comfortable residential buildings, XX International Multi-purpose exhibition “White City of Ashgabat”, performance of art master, exhibitions, art contests, forums, sport competitions, horse races will be timed to the glorious date.
In this regard, the Draft of relative Resolution has been presented to the head of the state for review.
The President of the country has emphasized that taking into account that recently, white-marble Ashgabat gained high authority as a beautiful and clean city with favorable conditions for living, the events organized on occasion of its 140th anniversary have to be outstanding.
The leader of the nation has noted that planned award ceremony of personnel and specialists, who made significant input to development of Ashgabat with their long and honest work, on the threshold of the celebration has to be held on high organizational level.
Having highlighted that large-scale works carried out in the capital, which is by right a true pearl of Asia, achieved success and celebration events are the subjects of sincere pride of our people, the head of Turkmenistan noted that performance of art masters from the regions would add special hint to the events on occasion of the 140th anniversary of the main city of the country.
Continuing the topic, the leader of the nation has noted that 400 new comfortable buses would be launched in the capital on occasion of double celebration – the Day of Ashgabat and 140th anniversary of it foundation. It is remarkable that all buses on urban roads would be free of charge for passengers on this day, which would enhance celebration atmosphere.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that it is necessary to provide high organizational level of events timed to this remarkable date, which have to reflect the achievements of the capital and Motherland in the age of might and happiness and prosperous life of the population. Special attention has to be paid to variety and content of thematic contests.
The leader of the nation has pointed out the importance of integrated approach to conducting events, which are to increase the significance of the glorious date in life and history of Ashgabat, which has gained international recognition as harmoniously developing city with original architectural image.
The head of the state has also stated with delight that our capital is growing dynamically, its borders are expanding and population of the population is increasing. In this aspect, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said that it would be symbolical to give a name Paytagt or Ashgabat to a boy and Merjen or Maya to a girl who would be born first on May 25. It would be some sort of recognition of love to the capital, respect of its history and pride for happy life of people.
Having noted that award of gifts to new born children would make these moments unforgettable for their families, the leader of the nation addressed relative officials with certain instructions.
Having signed the Resolution, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the vice-premier by electronic document management system. Having requested to hold the fulfilment of the document under strict control, the head of the state highlighted that remarkable events related to this glorious date in the history of our capital and country have to be observed on high level.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldieyv has reported on reforms in agricultural complex of the country, work for improvement of its efficiency, keeping of reached dynamics of growth and effective use of land and water resources.
Integrated measures are taken for rational use of water resources, creation of additional water reserves, prevention of land salinization and improvement of soil conditions of agricultural fields under the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025.
Summing up the report, the leader of the nation highlighted the importance of realization of the state programs of reformation of agricultural complex.
Having outlined number of current objectives, which are intended to use existing potential of water management sphere efficiently, to support the improvement of this sphere, the leader of the nation gave specific instructions on introduction of modern irrigation methods taking into account natural and soil conditions of the country, improvement of soil condition of lands, further modernization of technical fleet of the State Water Management Committee to the vice-premier.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on work in the spheres under his supervision and brought out the Draft Order on monetary award to women of the country on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan on occasion of International Women Day to the head of the state for review.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that establishment of conditions for happy life of our fellow countrywomen, keeping and continuation of wise traditions of the ancestors in new epoch are the priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan.
Having signed the presented document, the leader of the nation has requested to provide proper control of the fulfilment of the Decree.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on preparation to the exhibition and conference of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs dedicated to the 13th anniversary of this organization.
In this regard, it was informed that members of the UIET specialized in various spheres including in digitization of the economy, introduction advanced technologies and other spheres would present their achievements on March 17 – 18.
Participation of the regional members of the UIET is planned in work of the conference on March 17.
The vice-premier has presented the program of planned events on occasion of the 13th anniversary of the Union to the leader of the nation for review.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that expansion of activity of entrepreneurs provides the increment of rate of economic development of the country.
Having to hold coming exhibition and conference on high organizational level, the head of the state emphasized that this forum has not only to demonstrate the success of Turkmen entrepreneurs but also to support the promotion of production of private manufacturers in local and foreign market, definition of the most current directions of expansion of investment and innovative processes in national business. The leader of the nation has stressed that it is necessary to reflect the events related to the 30th anniversary of the Motherland and 140th anniversary of Ashgabat in the review of achievements and potential of the members of the UIET.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation of events on occasion of International Women Day.
Concerts, thematic round table session, exhibitions, meetings and propaganda events are planned on occasion of the holiday, which is observed in the first spring month of the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust” in Ashgabat and regions of the country.
Results of “Women of the Year” and “Talyp gözeli – 2021” contests will be summed up. The award ceremony of honorary title “Ene мähri” to women with many children and hand over of the keys from comfortable apartments to women awarded with this high title will take place.
Art master will perform in the concert program in the Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Center. Song and music festival «Berkarar döwletiň bagtyýar zenanlary» will be held in the Trade and Industrial Chamber.
Having listened to the report, the head of the state highlighted the importance of beautiful spring holiday – International Women Day of 8 March. Celebrating the holiday, we pay tribute of respect and gratefulness to our fellow countrywomen, by thus highlighting the importance of their role in the society, in enhancement of political, economic and cultural potential of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
The government would continue making all conditions for women to live free and happily, to work, to receive education and specialty, to bring up true patriots, the leader of the nation said giving instruction to the vice premier to conduct all celebration events on high level in the atmosphere of spiritual raise.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on work for connection of the second line to the railway across the Dostluk Bridge on Turkmen – Iranian border.
Major regional projects are implemented in the results of unprecedented efforts of the leader of the nation for effective use of the capabilities of international transport corridors, increment of competiveness of transport sector of the country, increment of volume of transit cargos. It includes international North – South transport corridor, Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran transcontinental route.
In this regard, the vice-premier presented the proposal on connection of broad-gauge line at Turkmen – Iranian border to the head of the state for review for intensification of international Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran railroad, further increment of cargo traffic and saving of time for crossing borders.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out that it is necessary to make favorable conditions for multimodal logistics and transit communication for maximum realization of the potential of our country in this sphere, expansion of services using digital technologies and gave relative instructions to the vice-premier.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on work for foundation of the Children Organization of Turkmenistan “Altyn Nesil”.
This organization, which would include school students of 7 – 14 years old, is founded at the initiative of the head of the state for patriotic education of young Turkmenistan citizens, opening and stimulation of their talents.
The vice-premier has presented the samples of relevant certificates made by the Ministry of Education to the President of the country for review.
Having listened to the report, head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the significance of activation of work for upbringing, education, formation of socially active positions and comprehensive reveal of various talents of growing generations, having given relative assignment to the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Having approved the samples of certificates, the President of the country gave instructions to the vice-premier to continue work in this direction.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdruahmanov has reported on the situation in structural divisions of fuel and energy complex and work for increment of volumes of oil production.
It was noted that the State Concern Türkmennebit carries out drilling of exploration and operational wells at the Northern Goturdepe Field and the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa drill wells for exploration of the lower level sediments.
Works for increment of production outputs of wells as well as drilling of new well are carried out.
Development of new deposit Uzynada is continued in the western part of the country. Several wells are used in this place at present time and drilling of several new wells is continued.
Based on 2D seismic surveys made by the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa, the State Concern Türkmennebit has started drilling 6,300 m exploration well at Southern Uzynada Field.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that increment of efficiency of oil and gas complex, which is to make significant input t social and economic development of the country, is one of important objectives today.
The head of the state has addressed the vice-premier with number of certain instructions for rapid industrial development of new promising oil and gas fields, improvement of resource base of the industry, modernization of its infrastructure on innovative base as well as requested to hold implementation of big investment projects including the construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India transnational gas pipeline under permanent control.
Relative instructions have been given for attraction of additional investments to fuel and energy complex, expansion of beneficial cooperation with reliable foreign oil and gas companies, which have significant work experience in energy sphere and advanced technologies.
Some other matters of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Finishing video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished big success in work for further prosperity of the sovereign Motherland and wealth of native people to all participants of the session.
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