The main objectives of reginal development of the country discussed at video conference session

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held video conference session with participation of hyakims of the velayats and Ashgabat. Priorities of integrated development of the regions of the country as well as preparation to the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality were discussed at the session. First, the Head of the state called Hyakim of Ashgabat Ya. Gylyjov who reported on work for development of the city and support of cleanness of the capital, care of plantations.

Week of Culture 2020: festive start

The solemn ceremony of opening the Week Culture took place in the administrative center of the Dashoguz Velayat. The annual forum is held on occasion of the Day of Workers of Culture and Arts and the Poetry of Magtymguly Fraghi, which is widely celebrated in our country. The opening ceremony took place at the Gorogly Square in front of the Ruhyet Palace.

Outcomes of archeaological season: Unique findings and new facilities of historical landscape

Spring season of archaeologicalresearches of this year was quite effiicent in the aspect of study of itsunrevealed pages of national history, development of culture ofn our people.Restoration works have also been carried out at unique facilities of ancientarchitecture in this period. The results of recent season werereported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the session of theGovernment on June 19, which indicates important status of this projects andentire big and steadfast work in this direction in general.

Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan – a symbol of peace and good neighbourliness

Thisyear is special for our country. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the permanent neutrality of our independent state. This date is of historical significance for the world community as a whole, since for the first time inthe history of international relations, the neutrality of Turkmenistan was approved by representatives of 185 countries in the Resolution adopted by theUN General Assembly on December 12, 1995. All these years, Turkmenistan has been strict­ly following the principles of a policy of positive neutrality, promoting the strengthening of peace and stability in the Central Asian regionand mutually beneficial and friendly relations among states. Recognising theactive peacekeeping and constructive mission of permanently neutral Turkmenistan, the UN General Assembly, with the support of 193 states, againadopted a resolution in which it reaffirmed the status of the permanentneutrality of Turkmenistan on June 3, 2015. Thus, in international relations, neutrality is accepted as an example of equal international cooperation basedon the principles of mutual respect and mutual benefit.

Public awareness about the environment

One of the determining factors of the socioeconomic development of the country at the present stage is the rational use of natural resources. Today, the preservation of the environment and its protection are among the strategic goals of ensuring environmental safety and rational nature management, which in modern society are becoming an increasingly important argument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This is an attempt to find ways to solve precisely environmental problems, although it is impossible to solve them in isolation from other global problems of our time. In the second half of the 20th century, changes observed in the atmosphere, water bodies, soils, flora, fauna and the climate system became global. There are problems with increasing anthropogenic pressure on the biosphere, which can lead to undesirable consequences.

Recreation centres in Geokdere welcome young holidaymakers

Thelong-awaited time for schoolchildren has come – the longest, summer holidayshave started. By tradition, active followers of collective pastimes will spendthem at children’s recreation centres and summer school camps that are openthroughout our country. On June 2, after the openingceremony of the summer holiday season, which took place in the square in frontof the Ashgabat Palace of Children and Youth, a brightly decorated processionof buses drove children to the unique nature resort in Geokdere. Specialistsfrom all the children’s recreation centres welcomed young guests in a festiveatmosphere.

Let’s preserve original traditions

At the National Museum of Turkmen Carpet, the results of a creative contest held annually among carpet-weavers of all velayats of our country were summed up. The organisers of the event are the Women’s Union of Turkmenistan, the National Centre for Trade Unions and the Turkmenhaly State Association. The main purpose of the competition is to popularise the art of handmade carpet weaving and to preserve its best traditions. For several hours, a special atmosphere of creativity reigned under the vaults of the museum. Representatives of each ve­layat performed in three categories. Based on the literary works of the national leader Living Legend and Heavenly Beauty, the contestants quoted from these works, telling about the centuries-old history of the Turkmen carpet, a reflection of the history of the Turkmen people. Carpet patterns re­veal folk wisdom and natural beauty, which conditioned the longevity of the art.

Innovative projects for the digital economy

On the eve of the National Science Day, a multi-stage exhibition of scientific and technical creativity of students was held at the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan in the form of a traditional competitive event, within the framework of which 85 projects were initially presented. Many of them, from the point of view of the further implementation of valuable experimental ideas in innovative digital production, are of promising interest. This is what Begench Annayev, deputy chairman of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute, fourth-year student of the Faculty of Radio Technologies of Communication, emphasised in an interview to our newspaper, “Such exhibitions of students’ scientific creativity give them an opportunity to demonstrate their innovatory developments created under the experienced supervision of teachers. All these projects will be further developed at subsequent stages of work. It is also important that the organisation of such expositions contributes to the visual demonstration of students’ scientific priorities in their innovative activities.”

Harvest of grain starts in Turkmenistan

On June 5, a grain-harvesting campaign was launched in our country. The harvesting season began for growers of the Ahal, Lebap and Mary velayats, and on June 12,the farmers of the Balkan and Dashoguz velayats joined them. According to a good tradition,honourable elders blessed the harvest in the field, offering a prayer to theAlmighty for the wellbeing and prosperity of the Motherland and the entireTurkmen people. Mowing the first wheat ears with the words “Çäjine bereket!” (“Goodharvest to you!”), the elders handed symbolic sheaves to combine operators.

Big potential of small rivers

The socioeconomic development strategy of Turkmenistan attaches particular significance to effective water resource management. At the present stage, the water sector can be characterised as a large industrial and environmental system tasked to provide the economy and population with water in the required quantity, regime, quality and place, to ensure the reproduction of water resources, to prevent their depletion and pollution and to protect the environment from adverse effects of waters. The major factor controlling the formation of river flow is the zonal ratios between water balance components of the territory. They are extremely distributed across the Earth; their role is significant. The main feature of small rivers is that their watershed is located in the same physical and geographical area. Since ancient times, civilisational development has been linked inextricably with the use of water bodies that have a crucial impact on the development of human societies. This impact is ambivalent in most cases. On the one hand, floods, the shoaling and desiccation of rivers, lakes and seas often cause significant economic losses and human casualties. On the other hand, water bodies favour the development of irrigation and trade and the formation of industries.