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Industrialisation, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 9, one of the 17 SDGs set by the UN for 2030 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and to foster innovation. Infrastructure investments are essential to achieving sustainable economic development and expanding the rights and opportunities for people to employment and income. To achieve Goal 9, the UN calls upon countries to develop high-quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder one, for supporting economic development and human wellbeing; to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and, by 2030, to significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product; to increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises to financial services, including affordable credits; to upgrade infrastructure and to retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and the greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes; to support research and to foster innovations. Inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, along with innovations and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income.

Indicators of the Turkmen Economy

The rapid economic growth, which is eloquently evidenced by the dynamic pace of the country’s development due to the diversification and modernisation of the economy, the carefully thought-out investment policy and the strengthening of the trade and financial sector, pleases with its scale and results. Today, comprehensive measures are being successfully implemented in Turkmenistan for the further progressive development of the country, which contributes to ensuring positive trends in all sectors of the economy and regions, and in terms of annual growth, the country takes one of the leading positions in the world. The development of the national economy is inextricably linked with the transformation of the state into an industrialised one. New industrial sectors were created in the country almost from scratch – oil and gas, engineering, metallurgy, electronics, construction and production of modern building materials, pharmaceuticals, textile production and shipbuilding. Great success has also been achieved in the agricultural sector. The implementation of measures to ensure food security made it possible to significantly increase the volume and range of food products manufactured within the country. The abundance and variety of products on the shelves have become a symbol of the fertility of our land and evidence of a steady increase in the wellbeing of the people and the eff

Prospects of Transport Corridors

Transport corridors play an increasingly important role in global economic cooperation. The improvement of international transport and transit corridors passing through the territory of Turkmenistan is a key priority of the foreign policy of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. This is not accidental, since the transnational logistics sector is of great importance for joint efforts of our state and other countries of the world. Transport communications of Turkmenistan make it possible to deliver transit cargo to all countries of Europe and Asia. This is ensured by a well-developed system of logistics services – one of the major factors of a progressing economy. The prospects for bolstering transport cooperation not only on the Eurasian continent, but also with the world community significantly expand the transit potential of Turkmenistan. Therefore, the development of the necessary infrastructure – railway, sea, air and road transport and a communications network – gives a powerful impetus to the successful integration of the countries of the region into the global processes of economic development, increasing investment flows and facilitating effective cooperation in the context of intercontinental economic realities in the Eurasian space.

The Industrial Complex of the Country: Potential and Prospects

Turkmenistan pays special attention to industrial development. In this regard, the key aspect is the diversification of the industrial sector and the growth in production and export of high-quality competitive goods. In accordance with the instructions of the esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the industry is to achieve the crucial tasks of adopting digital technologies, building new enterprises, reconstructing existing ones and supplying high-quality industrial goods to domestic consumers. Industry is known to reflect the evolution of science and technology, to occupy a leading position in developed countries, to give an impetus to the development of related sectors and to bring the country up to a leading position in the global economy. It is not accidental that the industrial sector, rightfully recognised as the most important segment of a dynamically developing economy, plays the decisive role in implementing the large-scale programmes, including the Programme “Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State: The National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan in 2022–2052 and the Socioeconomic Development Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for 2022–2028.

Major chicken meat supplier

The Nurly Meýdan farm produces broiler chickens of the ROSS-308 breed that is well known for high egg laying and fast growth rates. Today, this farm is a major chicken meat and table egg supplier in the country, maintaining its position as a producer of one-third of the total volume of chicken meat sold in the country. The breeding stock of egg-laying hens was brought into the country from Hungary several years ago. Now the automated incubator of the poultry farm, located in the Bereket etrap, Balkan velayat, is capable of receiving up to 12 million one-day-old chickens at the same time. In addition to eggs, the farm supplies 4,000-5,000 tonnes of dietary chicken meat annually. The high quality of the products allowed Nurly Meýdan to conclude supply contracts with the chain stores of ES Bereketli and Kämil market, the velayat departments of the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations and the markets in Ashgabat. The production infrastructure is based on a poultry farm in Uzyn Suv settlement, which after privatisation and reconstruction made it possible to revamp and build a dozen of farms for 100,000 egg-laying hens. At that time, 20-30 million eggs were laid in an incubator, and the rest were sold and used to raise broilers and young birds. Europe-made equipment, installed at the farm, performs well in the climatic conditions of Turkmenistan. The local engineers solve

Drivers of the National Economy

The impressive achievements in the economy that Turkmenistan has gained are the natural results of the measures taken on the initiative of Arkadagly Serdar. Sustainable economic growth has been achieved primarily through the targeted implementation of deep structural market transformations in the economy, the diversification and technical re-equipment of industries and the construction of new competitive enterprises. Today, one of the priority areas for deepening the economic reforms, carried out in Turkmenistan, is the further development of small business and private entrepreneurship. An important stimulating role in the development of the business community in Turkmenistan is primarily played by tax incentives, financial support measures, concessional lending, the simplification of export-import operations, the provision of practical assistance at all stages of organisation, the implementation of entrepreneurial activities and the bringing of legislation in this area in line with the requirements of international norms and principles. A particularly powerful impetus to the development of small business was given by the National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022–2028, which provides for such main directions as the further promotion of a favourable policy for the development of this sector through the creation of stimulating legislative docum

Logistics Potential of the Country

In the 21st century, trade remains a key aspect of cooperation between countries and serves as the backbone of modern society, also ensuring peace and cooperation among peoples. In terms of international trade, one of the most discussed issues is the establishment of sustainable supply chains. The creation of a harmonious system of transit corridors is one of the priorities of the economic strategy of Turkmenistan. In accordance with the adopted National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan in 2022–2052, the country’s efforts are aimed at the successful implementation of the tasks of the fullest use of the geo-economic potential of our Motherland through the creation of logistics corridors, the enhancement of the role of the country and its integration into the regional and international system of multimodal communications.

Logistics: The Science of Integrated Transportation and Carriage of Goods

In his speech at the first Central Asia–China Summit, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov put forward initiatives to build effective industrial cooperation schemes and to develop joint energy and transport projects. The President confirmed that our country was ready to expand transport cooperation, the key factor of which was the existence of objective mutual interests of the Central Asian countries and China. The issues related to interaction in the energy and the transport and logistics sectors, including the development and operation of relevant infrastructures, were considered during the talks between the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of Hungary on June 9 this year.

Transit Corridors of Economy

The prospects of international economic relations and foreign trade of Turkmenistan contribute to the positive growth in cargo traffic, in servicing which the role of all existing and new large transport hubs of our state is steadily being increased. These intentions are being implemented consistently. Undoubtedly, transport corridors are of tremendous importance for joint work of our state with other countries and the development of the transport sector in addressing social and economic issues. Today, Turkmenistan has created a sufficiently diversified production potential for further effective integration of the national economy of Turkmenistan into the world economic system. These are developed transport and communication arteries, high-quality market infrastructure, economic and legal guarantees and an environment for attracting large-scale investments. And the social and political stability of the Turkmen state. Continuous work is being done in all these areas, and significant results have been achieved, for example, in the implementation of the transport and transit policy of esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Achievements and Potential of the Turkmen Capital City are in the Spotlight

 XXII International Universal Exhibition “White City of Ashgabat” The XXII International Universal Exhibition “White City of Ashgabat”, organised by the Ashgabat City Administration and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country, was held in the capital.

International Transport and Transit Corridors: Interconnectivity and Development

A Large-Scale Industrial Conference and Exhibition Were Held in Turkmenistan The capital city hosted the II International Conference and Exhibition entitled “International Transport and Transit Corridors: Interconnectivity and Development–2023”, the venue of which was the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country.

Factors of Economic Stability

The main tasks of the long-term progressive development of all sectors of the national economy are set forth in the Socioeconomic Development Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for 2022–2028. One of the most important areas for the progressive growth of Turkmen economy is the production of modern goods and market promotion of domestic products that meet international standards. Despite global economic challenges, which are hindering GDP growth of many countries and in some cases are creating the negative dynamics of economic growth, Turkmenistan’s GDP growth remains stable. One of the factors of economic stability is import substitution. This economic policy is a state strategy, the essence of which is simple – the replacement of foreign products with domestically produced goods. The goal is obvious: to stimulate and protect national economic interests by creating favourable conditions for industry and reducing the dependence on imports, introducing innovative technologies and expanding opportunities for using the accumulated national industrial potential.

Transport — an Important Link of Business Cooperation

Being an important link of major international transit corridors, Turkmenistan actively establishes mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign countries and international structures. A wide range of issues related to cooperation in the transport sector is included in the agenda of almost all business forums. In March, the Turkmenistan–Tatarstan business forum was held in Ashgabat. In the context of building up trade and economic cooperation and mutual trade in accordance with the existing potential, both parties expressed their readiness for close cooperation in the transport and logistics sector. As it was emphasised at the Forum, the relations with the Republic of Tatarstan occupy an important place in the bilateral partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation. This cooperation develops consistently and on a systematic basis in line with the Declaration on deepening the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation, signed by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last June, and the agreements concluded. The key areas of the multifaceted dialogue between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan are the fuel and energy complex, the textile industry, agriculture, machine- and shipbuilding and transport. The solid and wide composition of the representatives of the business community of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan and the

Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan Celebrates 15th Anniversary

UIET Holds Anniversary Forum in Ashgabat An exhibition of the Union of Industrial Enterprises and Entrepreneurs was held in the capital city to mark the 15th anniversary of this large public organisation. On this occasion, an anniversary conference took place.

Agroindustrial Complex as an Important Segment of the National Economy

Turkmenistan attaches particular importance to the modernisation of the agroindustrial sector, which is directly related to ensuring food abundance in the country and building up the export potential of the national economy. The large-scale reforms aimed at improving agricultural efficiency and increasing agricultural output are being successfully implemented. Now the application of new organisational and legal forms in this sector in line with international practices, modern requirements and national realities is becoming increasingly important. In recent years, the agricultural reforms, aimed at diversifying production, optimising land and water relations, supporting agribusiness, creating high value-added production chains and adopting market mechanisms and digital technologies, have been implemented in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial sector comprises several sectors of the economy, namely agriculture, industries and trade closely related to agricultural production. Its effective functioning focuses on producing and processing agricultural crops into high-quality consumer goods.

A Model of Digital Economy

The development of high-tech and efficient industries in Turkmenistan is a priority of the socioeconomic policy of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, since such development is essential for achieving the economic and social goals. These tasks are being fulfilled in the framework of the Conception of Digital Economy Development of Turkmenistan for 2019–2025 and the State Programme for Digital Economy Development for 2021–2025, ensuring the all-round prosperity of our country. The 21st century is the age of innovations. It is marked by their rapid growth – they have become an integral part of life, helping people solve problems and fully recognised as the foundation for global sustainable economic development. Digital transformation is taking place in nearly all sectors of the world economy – manufacturing, finance, services, education, infrastructure and the social sphere, among others. The main tools to enable digital transformation are the creation of the IT sector, the development of innovative methods and cybersecurity. This transition to a brand new economy is done by automating all processes of data processing. The Internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, monitoring systems, blockchain, neural networks, 3D modelling, virtual reality, cloud computing and many other tools contribute to the integration of all data flows to create an information socie

Investments as a source of economic growth

In the new history of the Turkmen people, large-scale reforms, aimed at improving the well-being of all citizens of our country, are taking place in the country. The main objectives of the progressive, long-term development of segments of the national economy are set forth in the Programme “The Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State: The National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan in 2022–2052” and the Socioeconomic Development Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for 2022–2028. The Investment Programme of Turkmenistan for the period until 2023 was approved at the extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on February 10 this year. The Programme sets the important tasks for the sectors of the national economy to ensure the rapid economic growth.

Reliable Support of National Economy

One of the priority areas for deepening economic reforms conducted in Turkmenistan under the leadership of the esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov is to encourage entrepreneurship. It has a significant role to play in modernising and diversifying the sectors of the national economy, increasing production and expanding the range of competitive product, achieving food abundance and enhancing the export potential of the country. Entrepreneurship is one of the leading sectors that largely determines the economic growth, the employment level and the structure and quality of the gross national product. Its development corresponds to global trends towards the formation of a flexible mixed economy, a combination of different forms of ownership and an adequate economic model, which allows synthesising a competitive market mechanism and state regulation of large-, medium- and small-scale production. World practice convincingly shows that, small-scale business has a significant impact on economic development and contribute to solving social problems and increasing the number of employed workers even in developed market economies. Small businesses in some countries play a leading role in terms of the number of employees, the volume of goods produced and sold, work performed and services rendered.

Import Substitution as a Crucial Economic Factor

A flexible and pragmatic import substitution strategy underlies the successful development of all spheres of Turkmen economy. Its successful implementation contributed to the continued downward trend of imports, since the increase in domestic production has enabled to reduce the imports of many products, consumer goods and foodstuffs. In recent years, Turkmen producers have significantly expanded their presence in the market. Such large-scale work allows creating new industrial areas for Turkmen economy and expanding consistently the list of domestically produced goods able to compete in the market. Domestic manufacturers have made great progress in all sectors of the economy and consistently expand the list of goods, contributing to saturating the domestic commodity market and enhancing the export potential of our country.

The President of Turkmenistan took part in the opening of a complex of mudflow diversion facilities

Today, with the participation of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a solemn ceremony was held to put into operation a complex of mudflow diversion facilities in the southern part of the capital of Turkmenistan. The implementation of the urban development program is one of the most important directions of the state development strategy pursued by the head of state. This comprehensive program, as you know, is focused on the use of advanced world achievements and innovations in the construction industry and provides for the creation of optimally comfortable conditions for people's lives, their creative work and good rest. In accordance with it, social, cultural, administrative, industrial and other facilities are being built in all corners of the country, forming the modern infrastructure of cities and villages.