Turkmenistan: banana harvest up in 2019

Preparations for a new banana harvesting season are underway in the Sakarchage district of the Mary region of Turkmenistan. The local company “Ferhar” plans to receive dozens of tons of exotic fruit this year. Thus, the experiment on growing bananas of dwarf varieties most suitable for the arid climate of Turkmenistan continues. The experience of…

Turkmenistan: pharmaceuticals sector cooperation mulled with Belarus

Ashgabat hosted a meeting of Belarus Deputy Minister of Healthcare Natalia Zhukova with Minister of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan Nurmuhammed Amannepesov. The parties discussed the prospects for the development of cooperation in the field of healthcare, as well as in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The most important direction is the purchase of…

Turkmenistan: cooperation with India to be intensified

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the convincing victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general parliamentary elections. The Turkmen president expressed confidence that the high level of bilateral relations would continue to serve as a solid basis for enhancing Turkmen-Indian cooperation and interstate relations covering the…

Turkmenistan: CAREC railway project to be joined

At the meeting of the Turkmen government, a proposal was made to join the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. The possibility of connecting Turkmenistan to the regional technical assistance project “Railway Sector Development in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries” was discussed at the meeting. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the…

Turkmenistan: transit cargo transportation from China to increase

Turkmenistan’s logistics potential in the field of transit cargo transportation has increased taking into account the commissioned Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway. The foreign partners, including China, pay more attention to the transit potential of this route, which has become an important link in the North-South and East-West transport corridors. The total length of the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran route…

Turkmenistan: GDP up in January 2019

As of late January, the growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Turkmenistan was 6.2%, the Turkmen government said in a statement. In general, the volume of production and the retail trade turnover grew by 4.9% and 19% YoY, respectively. The plan for the production of various types of food products has been fulfilled…

Turkmenistan: retail sale of alcohol limited

The Law on Prevention of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, came into force in Turkmenistan. The law defines a legal, organizational and economic framework for the government policy in this area. Trade entities are prohibited from selling alcohol on non-working holidays (except for the provision of catering services) and memorable…

Turkmenistan: additional railway line to be built in Afghanistan

The information about laying an additional 10-kilometer railway line to develop Afghanistan’s Aqina railway station was voiced at a working governmental meeting in Ashgabat city. The corresponding project was developed at the Turkmen Ministry of Railways. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that all infrastructure facilities of this railway must be provided with equipment that…

Turkmenistan: Iranian firms keen to involve in construction projects

Iranian companies are interested in taking part in motorway and road construction projects in Turkmenistan, Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, the Islamic Republic’s Roads and Urban Development minister, said. Akhoundi made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting with Turkmenistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Rasit Meredow in Tehran. The parties held talks on participation of Iranian companies…

Turkmenistan: development of economic co-operation discussed with Romania

The Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment of Romania have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the economic sphere. The document was signed in Ashgabat as part of the seventh meeting of the joint Intergovernmental Turkmen-Romanian Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.…

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…