Avaza: Pearl of the Caspian Sea, Ecological Excellence

The state environmental policy carried out by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is harmoniously combined with the protection of the ecosystems of the globe and has been widely recognised at the international level. Scientific institutions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection and other departments of Turkmenistan are called upon to preserve the beauty of Avaza – a new pearl of the East in a priceless setting of pristine nature. In ensuring the optimal balance of large-scale construction with the natural environment of the Caspian Sea, foreign specialists fruitfully work together with our experts within the framework of a global partnership, as members of interdepartmental state commissions for economic cooperation of the countries of the Caspian region, including ecologists of the Caspian Environmental Programme and other authoritative international organisations.

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In the Avaza national tourism zone, everything is ready to receive tourists who will start arriving there on June 1. On the first day of summer, all hotels and recreation centres, cottage villages and health resorts for adults and children will open their doors, starting the summer season. As you know, the idea of creating a world-class resort on the ecologically clean coast of the Caspian Sea belongs to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. It was announced in May 2007, and two months later, the presentation of the first projects for construction in the allotted territory in the National tourism zone took place. Today, only 14 years later, this “paradise” of the Turkmen seaside is well known not only among the Turkmen people, for whom Avaza is a favourite vacation spot, but also among numerous foreign tourists who have appreciated the comfort and high service level of the luxury hotels and recreation centres of the sea resort. Besides, in the health centres of hotels and health resorts, fitted with the latest medical equipment and physiotherapy aparatus from leading European manufacturers, one can receive advice from qualified medical specialists and take a course of therapeutic and prophylactic procedures, including the use of healing clay, iodine-bromine water and other “natural healers”.

Sun, beaches and sea bree­ze

kilometres of sandy beaches, infinite silence, disturbed only by the sounds of a surging wave, and comfortable hotels await you in the Avaza national tourism zone. There everything is ready for a vacation of full value. These are deluxe hotels, children’s recreation centres and houses for family vacation located in its territories, cottage settlements and a handmade river, colourful fountains and an open-air concert hall, parks and children’s entertainment centres. The Avaza national tourism zone can impress not only with the refinement of its hotels with the highest level of comfort and service, but also with a huge choice among possibilities of recreation and entertainment facilities. Many will surely find entertainment in the sports grounds and in the fitness centres of the hotels. Much is also provided for children, including game rooms. On the instructions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, transport routes have been organised to the place of vacation and back from it, measures have been taken to provide hotels and children’s recreation centres with sufficient volumes of food products, and work is underway to organise concerts and other cultural events.

Planning a Vacation

On the eve of the summer season, when many Turkmen people started planning their vacation and the place of its spending, it was announced that the summer holiday season would open in the Avaza national tourism zone from June 1 till September 1. That was announced at a recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, where the issues of creating conditions for a full and relaxing vacation and strengthening the health of the Turkmen people were discussed. In addition, the rules of travelling to the seaside resort and to the country’s recreation centres were announced at an offsite meeting of the Emergency Commission for combating the spread of diseases, held last Friday with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. At the government meetings, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the need to thoroughly prepare recreation complexes in the Avaza national tourism zone for the upcoming summer holiday season and to keep sanitary standards under strict control. Thus, the issues of ecology and sanitary-epidemiological state of the Caspian Sea water, desalination plants and other facilities, as well as places of swimming and recreation of people, are to be in the centre of constant attention. In addition, water, air and soil samples are to be collected on a systematic basis at certain points along the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea and a report on t