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Agroindustrial complex: the Foundation for Economic Growth and High Standard of Living

The development of Turkmenistan’s agroindustrial complex is linked directly to the achievement of food abundance. Effective large-scale reforms, taking place in this sector, aim to improve the performance of agriculture, to raise crop production and to increase exports. Food abundance is one of the main goals of the agricultural policy of Turkmenistan and, at the same time, an essential condition for achieving the strategic national goal – the high quality of life of citizens. Stability factor

Transport Diplomacy in Action

In January this year, the Transport Diplomacy Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for 2022–2025 was adopted. It provides for strategically important measures aimed at developing and effectively implementing Turkmenistan’s potential in this area and further strengthening the position of Turkmenistan as a regional hub of transnational transport and transit corridors. Government agencies, educational institutions and private sector actors are involved in the implementation of the action plan of the Programme. Paying special attention to the realisation of the logistics potential of our country that has an advantageous geopolitical location and is a link among the countries that lie along the route of the Great Silk Road, as part of the implementation of the Transport Diplomacy Programme initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, the heads of diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan in foreign countries with the heads of the Turkmen Logistics National Association and the Transport and Logistics Centre of Turkmenistan OJSC held an online working meeting. The event aimed at presenting the experience, opportunities and prospects of Turkmenistan’s transport and logistics sector to Turkmen diplomats and discussing a number of key aspects of cooperation between Turkmen transport instit

“Smart” city: Innovative management of the megapolis

Smart algorithms that make up artificial intelligence are already shaping the future. Thus, many megalopolises around the world are investing in becoming smart cities that use artificial intelligence for the public good. At the end of April, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted an extended sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers in the new administrative centre of the Ahal velayat, which is under construction, where large-scale work is underway to erect a complex of buildings and structures designed to create a functional and comfortable living environment. This directly depends on the successful introduction and widespread use of digitalisation opportunities. In Turkmenistan, this process is carried out in accordance with the Programme of the President of Turkmenistan of the socioeconomic development of the country for 2019–2025, the Conception of digital economy development in Turkmenistan for 2019–2025 and the State Programme of digital economy development in Turkmenistan for 2021–2025. Of particular importance is the implementation of major infrastructure projects, including the creation of the first “smart” city in Turkmenistan.

Best Art Works Announced

The award ceremony of the winners and laurates of the Turkmen Theatrical Art Festival took place in a solemn atmosphere at Saparmurat Turkmenbashi the Great Main Drama Theatre. The gratitude was expressed to all those who had made this Festival a bright and unforgettable event in the cultural life of the country. “Due to the unceasing concern of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, large-scale and fruitful work is being done in the country to promote culture,” the Director-producer of the best work of the Theatre Festival, Watan Buýsanjy – Jelaleddin Soltan, Eziz Ishanguliyev says. “During the days of the Festival, the spectators watched wonderful performances on the stages of the capital city. We can call the Main Drama Theatre of Turkmenistan a school of life, a dwelling of enlightenment and unforgettable emotions. The success of our performance is an inspiring impetus for creative activity of the theatre team.”

Good luck, graduates!

The “last bell” rang for thousands of graduates of secondary educational institutions throughout our country, announcing that a life, which is different from their usual school everyday life, awaits them ahead. What it will be now depends on every school leaver, their aspirations and conscious choice of a professional path.

Constitution of Turkmenistan Is 30

The Constitution of Turkmenistan is 30 years old. Over the years, much has changed in the life of our society and state, the national legislation has been significantly modernised, and modern laws and other regulatory legal acts have been adopted, which greatly contribute to the development of state and public institutions. In a short historical period, Turkmenistan has made significant progress in establishing and promoting foreign-policy relations and taken a decent place in the global community of states. The Constitution of Turkmenistan is characterised by a commonality (aggregate) of the main features and legal properties. It is these properties that express the individuality, distinction and qualitative originality of our Basic Law. They reveal the legal essence and nature of the Constitution. As the final document, it consolidates the existing level of the development of social relations that had been formed by the time it was adopted or amended. Each new Constitution serves as a legal reflection of the course of the historical development of both society and state and provides a concise but thoughtful description of the Turkmen society.

Major projects of private production

Representatives of private business take an active part in large-scale activities within the framework of the implementation of the State programmes of the production of import-substituting goods and the increase in the volume of export products. Due to targeted support from the state, entrepreneurs are able to carry out large projects in various sectors of agriculture. In Turkmenistan, one of the main imported food products is vegetable oil. In order to reduce dependence on foreign supplies of this product, businessmen are actively working on the creation of appropriate production facilities.

Their Element Is Air

Our perception of birds is associated with expanses where feathered predators soar high in the sky or flocks of geese and cranes fly one after another. We know how mobile birds are, how fast and agile they are in flight. They fly over great distances, crossing seas, mountains and deserts during the migration season. Flying from one continent to another as the seasons change, the birds are active all year round. The ability of the avifauna to fly gives it an advantage over many other animals. They owe it to the physiological structure of their elongated body with the primary and covert wing feathers that form a dense surface area that supports the bird in the air. Birds lift their wings using the strong muscles attached to an inactive thorax. The bones of birds are very difficult to break and strong, as they contain more mineral salts. However, the skeleton of birds is very lightweight, because many bones are hollow and filled with air. Birds are warm-blooded, constant and high temperature (40-42 °C) allows them to fly in the high cold layers of air and enable them to live in a wide variety of climatic niches. Higher metabolic rates in birds make their heart work hard, and indeed birds have a much greater number of heartbeats than mammals, and small birds have the higher heart rate than large ones.

Regulations on Recreation in the Avaza National Tourism Zone in May-September 2022

Citizens who are willing to recreate at hotels and cottages in the Avaza national tourism zone should indicate the name, address and reservation number in the resort vouchers sold to the hotels and cottages of the ministry or department which they are subordinate to. After purchasing vouchers, citizens who have received the COVID-19 second and the third (booster) doses in a timely manner, are required to apply for permission to enter the Avaza national tourism zone to the relevant centres of the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan or the branches of the State Migration Service in the velayats and Ashgabat.

Clean hands is a key to health

Much is said these days about the importance of personal hygiene. If adults, due to their age, understand why and how to do this, children should be encouraged. Of course, it is important to explain why we should wash our faces and brush our teeth in the morning and in the evening, wash our hands after returning from outside, before eating and on other occasions. And it is necessary to start instilling useful skills in them from an early age. This should also be remembered in connection with World Hand Hygiene Day, established by the UN General Assembly jointly with the UNICEF Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation in 2008. This day is part of the World Health Organisation’s SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign launched in 2009 by the World Health Organisation.

Sacred Symbols of Sovereignty of Turkmenistan – the Constitution and the State Flag

Festive Events Held in the Capital City and Velayats On May 18, our independent neutral country celebrates a double holiday – the Day of the Constitution and the State Flag of Turkmenistan. President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the celebrations held at the Constitution Monument and the Main Flagpole in the capital city on the occasion of this significant date of the national calendar.

Turkmenistan activates regional formats of cooperation for peace and development

A Meeting of the Dialogue of Women of the Countries of Central Asia and Russia Held in Ashgabat The Turkmen capital city hosted the Dialogue of Women of the Countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation “The Role of Women in Socio-Political and Socioeconomic Development” with the participation of representatives of five countries of the region and Russia and heads of regional structures of the United Nations.

Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation in the Light of History and Modernity

In May 2022, Turkmenistan once again became the centre of attraction for states linked for centuries by their common history and common stages along the path of development. Ashgabat, the capital of independent neutral Turkmenistan, hosted the Inter-Parliamentary Forum and the Dialogue of Women of the Countries of Central Asia and Russia on May 12-13. The meeting of parliamentarians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Russia, held for the first time in the format of Central Asia + Russia, was a triumphant success. Inter-parliamentary interaction between the Central Asian states and Russia has been announced as a new format – the Ashgabat format and will become regular from now on, and Ashgabat will host the Secretariat and the Headquarters. I, as a newspaper reporter, was lucky to witness the work of the Forum and the Dialogue of Women from the inside, to participate in the events, to acquaint myself with the participants and to get into the spirit of the on-going events. Inflorescence of peoples, consonance of souls and hearts

Recipe for good spring mood

Changeable spring weather sometimes echoes our mood. At times we are cheerful and energetic and occasionally suddenly fatigue can set in. Here are some tips. First of all, the regime

Do you want to have a holiday in Avaza? Register on the website of the State Migration Service

Since May 15 of the current year, the recreation season has opened in the Avaza national tourism zone. There, on the Turkmen ecologically clean coast of the Caspian Sea, everything is ready to receive holidaymakers. The gentle sea, sandy beaches, the comfort of hotels and recreation centres await guests who decide to spend their holidays in the resort. Especially for those who want to relax in the Avaza national tourism zone, the State Migration Service of Turkmenistan has launched an online pass service. Now there is no need to even leave the house to complete all the necessary documents.

The President of Turkmenistan receives the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko, who had arrived in Turkmenistan at the head of her country’s delegation to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation and in the plenary session of the Women’s Dialogue. Expressing gratitude for the warm welcome, the guest conveyed to the head of state congratulations on the occasion of holding such significant representative meetings and best wishes from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, who had confirmed the unchanging commitment of the Russian party to traditional relations of friendship and fruitful cooperation with Turkmenistan.

Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV: "Parliamentary diplomacy should become a tool for peace, cooperation and mutual understanding"

Turkmenistan Hosts the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation On May 12, the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation, initiated by the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was held in the capital city.

Sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted via the digital system a regular sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during which drafts of a number of documents and some other issues were discussed. Opening the sitting, the head of Turkmenistan announced a good news – the publication of a new book Ömrümin Manysy, the work on which the Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had completed during his vacation.

Creating Favourable Conditions for the Life and Recreation for Citizens of Turkmenistan – a State Policy Priority

Together with his grandchildren, Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Ashgabat Trade, Entertainment and Business Centre in the capital city during the wide-scale Oraza Bayramy (Eid al-Fitr) celebrations. The Centre that embodies the best traditions of world architecture and national art of construction was opened on the eve of the significant date – the 30th anniversary of independence of the Motherland, vividly illustrating the steady improvement in the wellbeing of the people and the economic potential of our state, including its trade and services sectors.

Care for the welfare of the people – key directions of the state policy

As it has been previously reported, at a sitting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on April 29, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov highlighted the need to pay special attention to the issues of organised preparations for the holiday season in the Avaza national tourism zone due to the approach of summer. In order to acquaint himself on the spot with the work on preparations for the summer holiday season, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Honorary Elder of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went on a working trip to the Balkan velayat.