Turkmenistan: president voices discontent over low progress in transportation

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has severely reprimanded Magsat Aydogdiyev, Minister of Automobile Transport, for improper performance of duties and shortcomings in work, the Turkmen government said in its message. “The head of state pointed to the low level of measures for further modernization and improvement of transport sphere in the country and expressed his discontent…

Turkmenistan: seeds of high-yield wheat used

Wheat crops take up more than 700,000 hectares of agricultural areas in Turkmenistan. Vegetation watering was carried out. Additional mineral fertilizing of soil will be done closer to spring. Seeds of high-yield wheat were being used during the sowing. Measures to protect winter crops against pests and diseases are being taken. About 1 million tons…

Turkmenistan: co-operation with Belarus to develop

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov confirmed the structure of the Turkmen part of Turkmen-Belarus intergovernmental committee on scientific and technological cooperation. Document was signed in order to further develop cooperation between Turkmenistan and Belarus, a message of the Turkmen government said. Turkmenistan is one of the key partners of Belarus in Central Asia, message on…

Turkmenistan: wages up in 2018

Wages, pensions, state allowances and scholarships have been increased by 10% in Turkmenistan since January 1. The relevant decree of the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was signed last July. The decree provides for an increase of 10% starting from the New Year on salary received by employees of enterprises of self-financing institutions and organizations financed…

Turkmenistan: fish industry developing

The administrative center of Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) operates a complex for breeding sturgeons, producing black caviar and fish products. The enterprise belongs to the open joint-stock company “Khazar balyk”. The annual capacity of the facility is 100 tons of commercial fish of sturgeon species, 2 tons of sturgeon caviar, 170 tons of smoked, dried and other…

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat and Seoul discuss perspectives of trade and economic co-operation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbaguly Berdimuhammedow met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea Jong Tae-In, the Turkmen government said in a message. An exchange of views took place on the prospects for cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, energy and transport sectors, and in the field of advanced technologies. “An…

Turkmenistan: Coca-Cola on verge of leaving

Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers Ltd., engaged in the production and distribution of soft drinks, is on the verge of closure and has already stopped production. The company has faced difficulties with currency conversion, problems with the import of ingredients needed for the production of beverages and pressure from local business companies. Only remains of beverages produced…

Turkmenistan: Afghanistan highlights importance of infrastructure projects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has met with Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and Technology to the Afghan president Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, the Turkmen government said in message on November 17. According to the message, Qayoumi stressed the great importance of the large-scale projects, which were being implemented, for the regional countries. Among those projects is the…

Turkmenistan: ADB OKs first strategy to back diversification of energy markets

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a 5-year Country Partnership Strategy for Turkmenistan to support regional cooperation and economic diversification during 2017-2021. The Bank announced that the document was ADB’s first full Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) with Turkmenistan since the country joined ADB in 2000. Turkmenistan has made important progress in…

Turkmenistan: cooperation with IDB mulled

Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held talks with Hisham Taleb Maarouf, acting director of the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) regional office for Central Asia, said the ministry in a message. During the meeting, the parties expressed commitment to further consolidate efforts, according to the ministry. Expressing hope for fruitful cooperation on the reconstruction of neighboring…

Turkmenistan: new port to open huge opportunities for optimizing transport flows

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the construction of a new international sea port in Turkmenbashi on the Caspian shore. The project is being implemented by Turkey’s Gap Insaat. The project is an important part of Turkmenistan’s complex industrialization, said Berdimuhamedov, adding that its implementation would create more than 2,500 jobs. It was noted that…

Turkmenistan: production of mineral fertilizers up

Providing Turkmenistan with efficient mineral fertilizers is of great importance for increasing the yield of cultivated crops to ensure the country’s abundance in food and development of fodder supply for livestock and poultry farming. In particular, the commissioning of a carbamide plant under construction in Garabogaz city (Balkan district, Turkmenistan) is scheduled for June 2018,…

Turkmenistan becoming transport and logistics hub of international importance

Turkmenistan is turning into a country of major transport and logistics hubs of interregional and intercontinental importance located along the Silk Road, the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in an appeal to employees of the state customs service in connection with their professional holiday. Turkmenistan’s positions in the global economic space are being strengthened, he…