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The City of the Future – a Grandiose Project for the Benefit of the People

In the modern history of the Turkmen people, large-scale reforms, aimed primarily at improving the wellbeing of every citizen of our Motherland, are being carried out in the country. One of the main priorities of the state policy is the formation of a modern socioeconomic infrastructure in the country’s regions as an important sector of the people’s wellbeing. The new modern administrative centre of the Ahal velayat has become a symbol of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State and testifies both to the economic power of our Motherland and future prospects for its rapid growth. Therefore, it is not accidental that the administrative centre of Ahal velayat has been named the city of Arkadag and this is an event of historical significance, inscribed in golden letters in the glorious annals of our country. The ultra-modern city combines the natural landscape of the area, the national colour of Turkmen architecture and the best world experience in urban planning. It is important to note that environmentally friendly materials are used in the construction of the city, which ensures the preservation of a favourable environment. In the city of Arkadag, educational, healthcare and cultural institutions, parks and public gardens, residential buildings, modern administrative buildings and branches of national banks have already been built. A special response in the hearts of all

Labelled “Made in Turkmenistan”

Since 2016, the plant of Döwlet Gurluşyk Economic Society has been producing basalt fibre in the Yashlyk village, Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal velayat. At the initial stage, the high quality of domestic raw materials – basalt porphyrites from the Ufra deposit, located in the Balkan velayat, made it possible to produce basalt continuous fibre using the Russian technology and to launch the production of window sashes, road mesh, fittings and others. This material is also used in the oil and gas industry to insulate oil pipelines and to produce pipe products. Subsequently, the department that produces mineral wool – high-temperature thermal insulation material, which made it possible to partially substitute the imported materials, was established. The plant annually produces 100,000 square metres of the finished products – the canvas 1 metre wide and 5 cm thick. The manufacturing process makes it possible to transform volcanic rock into ultra-thin cotton wool by melting in a gas furnace at a temperature of 1,300-1,400 degrees. The Russia-made furnace is capable of heating up to a temperature of 1,700 °C. The current gas and electricity prices in Turkmenistan cause much lower production costs of mineral fibre than world prices, which ensures the competitiveness of the product. Construction is another area of the activities of the Döwlet Gurluşyk Economic Society – it built a library and a

Turkmen student is the laureate of the CIS competition

The honorary title “The Best Young Scientist of the CIS” was awarded to a student of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Serdar Rahymov, who became the winner of the competition project of the same name. The organisers of this initiative were the International Association of Young Scientists and the Association of Legal Entities in the form of the Association “Bobek Nationwide Movement”. The competition “The Best Young Scientist of the CIS” is a unique project aimed at popularisation of science and personal achievements in it of young scientists of the CIS. Its main goal is to identify especially significant and best innovative works of young scientists, to promote scientific interests and to create a common platform for joint strategic development in this area of international cooperation.

Symbol of Unity, Friendship and Solidarity of the Turkmen People

In our country, carpets are regarded not only as a result of painstaking work, but almost as a sacred object. It is for reason that the five main ornaments “Ahalteke”, “Salyr”, “Ärsary”, “Çowdur” and “Ýomut” are depicted on the State Flag and the National Emblem of Turkmenistan, together symbolising the unity and cohesion of the people and, at the same time, the diversity of carpet styles and schools of the regions. Expressing the unity of the velayats, five patterns are depicted side by side on the same line. But all of them, despite the difference, have a common artistic code, a common semantic load and style matching techniques – all that ultimately makes the Turkmen carpet recognisable and allows us to say: this miracle is made by Turkmen masters. Preserving and continuing this heritage at the present time is a task of national importance. In our time, when the glory of the Turkmen carpet, which has become part of the historical and cultural heritage, resounds with special force, modern masters study the experience of craftswomen of the past, elements of carpet patterns and techniques. Thanks to this, the art of carpet weaving continues and the experience of previous generations is embedded in each new carpet. Among modern Turkmen carpets, the largest handmade carpet in the world with a total area of 301 m2, woven in 2001 and in 2003 listed in the Guinness World Records, st

Potter Is an Ancient Profession

They say that the first drawing of a human was a line drawn with a stick on the ground. Dragging a stick behind him, he saw that it left a trail behind him, he admired it in surprise and drew more and more. Over time, he tried to draw parallels. Thus he took the first steps in acquiring the drawing technique. It is impossible to verify how right those who put forward this hypothesis are. But the statement that craving for beauty is transmitted to humans by the genetic code from one generation to another and that this quality manifests itself even in the childhood makes us think. The children’s craving to draw anywhere, and then admire “their works” is cited as evidence. Thus, they begin to learn the world in childhood, reproducing the elementary discovery of their forefathers. People always strive to the beautiful, and this elevates them above other living beings. It manifests itself in people in different ways. Someone receives pleasure from contemplating the surrounding world, someone from studying artworks. However, there are also those who have an inner need to create and present beauty to people.

Unique Breed from Antiquity to the Present Day

Alabay dogs, long-standing and indispensable helpers in the traditional households, rightfully stand among the symbols of national pride of our compatriots. If, according to hippology, the “Nisean horses” belong to one of the oldest breeds in the world, then, according to cynologists, the Central Asian shepherd dog was bred at the earliest stages of historical development. The artefacts, which were discovered by archaeologists in the Neolithic settlements located at the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains, make it possible to assume that a rather large dog was used to guard herds and houses. The Hero-Arkadag repeatedly emphasises the long and very complicated process of selecting, breeding and preserving this wonderful breed is a result of hard work and merit of our ancestors in the chain of many generations. It should be noted that among the representatives of the fauna that have gone through national selection, the domesticated dog chronologically occupies, perhaps, the initial position as the earliest domesticated mammal with subsequent divergence into various breeds, including our Turkmen Alabay dog.

Resorts of Turkmenistan: the Healing Power of Native Nature

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, our Motherland has taken a decent place among intensively developing economies and is confidently moving forward along the path of creation and progress in the year “The Era of the People with Arkadag”. The concern for people – the supreme value of the society and state remains the key priority of the state policy implemented by the esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. Large-scale work is being done in the country to strengthen the scientific and legal frameworks of health care and bring all levels of health care in line with the principles of the World Health Organisation. The Saglyk State Progamme developed under the leadership of the respected Arkadag and successfully implemented today has significantly improved material, technical and personnel resources of the healthcare system. Hundreds of modern healthcare facilities have been built in Ashgabat, the centres of velayat and etraps, settlements and villages. Great opportunities have been created in the country to provide health care to the population in accordance with international standards.

Every Gulyaka Has the Sun

In the western region of the country, a round pectoral gulyaka is called “gottaç çakly gülýakalar”. The Yomud version of this item of women’s clothing has the form of a shining solar disk with a big bulge in the centre. This form somewhat resembles of a round shell on the seabed, inside which precious pearls are securely hidden from human eyes. The so-called shell can be conditionally divided into four equal proportional parts, which symbolise the four seasons and demonstrate their orderly cyclical scheme. This small “sun” has a reflection of the change of natural phenomena – the summer equinox, the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The stones are arranged in a small scattering in a circle in the edging of the piece of jewellery. Looking at this piece created by human hands, it is as if you were turning over the pages of a calendar that gives the owner – certainly a married woman who was ordered to wear this piece of jewellery – willpower, spirit, patience, wisdom and femininity. You are captivated by the simple and distinct beauty of the jewellery piece and its exquisite and perfect proportions.

Seasonal Disease Prevention Tips

– Lead a physically active lifestyle and go in for sports. – When going outside, lubricate the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity with oxolinic ointment.

Turkmenistan and China Confirm the Course for the Development of the Strategic Partnership

Negotiations between the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the Chinese President Xi Jinping Talks between the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who had arrived in China on a state visit the day before, and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping were held in Beijing.

Foundation of Strategic Partnership

Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President of Turkmenistan First of all, let me thank the editorial board of the Renmin Rìbao (People’s Daily) Newspaper for inviting to speak from its pages on the eve of my state visit to the People’s Republic of China. An address to millions of readers of this authoritative and respected periodical, certainly, is of crucial importance and will contribute to mutual understanding between the two countries and strengthening the friendly, fraternal and good-neighbourly Turkmenistan–China relations.

Important Tasks of Improving the Structure of the Legislative Power of Turkmenistan are Considered

At the Congress Centre in the capital city, chaired by the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a joint meeting of the Halk Maslahaty and the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan was held, during which the upcoming tasks for the national Parliament were considered and key goals for the consistent improvement of law-making at a new stage of the country’s development in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State were determined. Upon announcing the agenda of the meeting, the Hero-Arkadag emphasised the current time was an era of progress, when life did not stand still, progressively evolved and was enriched with new laws and postulates, and old conceptions were changing, acquiring a different meaning and content. Based on this, the fundamental legal base of society is also continuously bettered, which leads to the formation of its improved model corresponding to our national characteristics, the level of state development and the will of the people.

Logistics as a Crucial Economic Driver

Modern geopolitics attaches great importance to logistics. Turkmenistan is located at the crossroads of the main North–South and East–West trade routes and is a strategic intersection between Asia and Europe. Our country has a well-developed and attractive multi-vector transport network in Central Asia and is ready to connect its transit routes with the transport network of other countries to facilitate the integration of the East–West trade. The 21st century is that of logistics. This is its enduring importance in the economy. Our esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov identified the development of the logistics sector as one of the crucial aspects of the economic strategy in the present era. In accordance with the National Socioeconomic Development Programme for 2022–2052, Turkmenistan works towards fulfilling the tasks of the fullest use of the geo-economic potential of our Motherland through creating logistics corridors, enhancing its role and integrating into the regional and international system of multimodal communications. The President emphasises that our country aims its efforts at expanding international cooperation and increasing external trade with other countries. The realisation of our logistics potential also meets the economic interests of neighbouring countries and contributes to establishing strong trade contacts on the continent and in general to trusting

In the Land of Gifted Children

Solemn ceremonies in honour of summing up the results of the state competition for Gulbaba Children's Award were held last week at the Centre for Public Organisations of Turkmenistan and in the administrative centres of five velayats of our country. Events to identify young talents were organised by the Central Council of the Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan. The Gulbaba Children's Award is a recognition of the creative talents of children who have taken their first successful steps in the world of creativity and art. The Gulbaba Award was presented to the most talented young people of the country – winners of subject Olympiads, young singers, dancers and musicians.

Seasonal Disease Prevention Tips

– Lead a physically active lifestyle and go in for sports. – When going outside, lubricate the mucous membranes of the nasal cavity with oxolinic ointment.

Magical Winter Has Arrived...

Snow is the brightest sign of winter; it is always longed for. There is probably something special in that moment when the first snowflakes, whirling quietly in the air, slowly fall and touch the ground. The world seems to freeze, as if everything around, trees, buildings and mountains in the distance, watched with surprise this snowy miracle. First, it fell in small grains, then covered the ground, city streets, roofs of houses, mountain peaks and hills in the vicinity of Ashgabat with fluffy white snowflakes, turning our capital into a fabulous city by morning.

State Visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the People’s Republic of China Starts

On January 5, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov left for a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. At the Ashgabat International Airport, the head of state was seen off by officials and by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to our country Qian Naicheng.

President of Turkmenistan Takes Part in Festivities at the Main New Year’s Tree of Turkmenistan

Following the tradition, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov attended the New Year’s performance at the Main New Year’s Tree of the country, installed in the square in front of the Älem Cultural and Entertainment Centre. There, a bright festive celebration involving young citizens of Turkmenistan took place in one of the most picturesque parts of the white-marble city of Ashgabat, at the foot of the majestic snow-capped Kopetdag Mountains.

Turkmenistan — a Socially Oriented State

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: Care of the People is a Key Direction of the State Strategy Having proclaimed in the Constitution of Turkmenistan a person as the highest value of the society and state and having fixed the protection, support and service of a person as the main tasks of state authorities, Turkmenistan embarked on the path of building a social state. And as a socially responsible state, it took upon itself the obligation to take care of social justice and to create conditions that ensure a decent and prosperous life for all its citizens. This was reflected in the principle formulated by the Hero-Arkadag: “The state is for the people!”

The Heart of Ahal — the City of Arkadag

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, thanks to the wise foreign and domestic policies of the respected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who continues the traditions laid down by the Hero-Arkadag, the people of Turkmenistan are participating in the implementation of grandiose projects. The achievements of our days inspire new ideas, the implementation of which writes down golden pages in the modern history of Turkmenistan. The idea to build a modern administrative centre of the Ahal velayat belongs to the outstanding personality of the Turkmen people, a well-known politician, scientist, writer, publicist and active promoter of the policy of peace on the planet Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The esteemed Arkadag is the ideological inspirer of the construction of the new city. On April 10, 2019, with his blessing, the start of the construction of the new administrative centre of the Ahal velayat took place. We all remember how, on the occasion of this significant event, the respected Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a memorable message to our descendants, which he laid in a special capsule at the foundation of one of the buildings of the future city.