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Helping Children in Need of Guardianship is the Goal of International Humanitarian Actions of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation

The Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship, located in the city of Arkadag and built on the initiative of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, received a message of thanks from Ukraine. It should be reminded that, following the principles of humanism and good neighbourliness of the Turkmen people, in March of the current year, the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship sent humanitarian aid to Ukrainian children. This was another evidence of the effectiveness of the original national tradition – to lend a helping hand.

Turkmen Student — Participant in the International Youth Forum

A fourth-year student of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Kuvvat Mamedov recently became a participant in the traditional International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Great Silk Road, which was held in China at the sites of the cities of Changsha and Nanjing. It was organised by UNESCO in cooperation with the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, the World Federation of UNESCO Associations, Centres and Clubs and regional municipalities. Vouchers for participation in the Forum were delegated to activists and volunteers from dozens of countries around the world, who had successfully passed two stages of a kind of intellectual competition held within its framework. The first one was held in the format of an essay compiled on the basis of written answers to questions asked by the organisers. The second step was the interview.

Blessed Land of Arkadag

A young graduate architect Arslan Annamuhammedov works as the chief specialist of the coordinating department of industrial construction and communications of the hyakimlik of the city of Arkadag. Now his job is to control the preparation of tender documentation – this is a set of documents containing an invitation to bidding, information on the facility, subject and conditions of the bidding, instructions to its participants and proposals on the terms for transferring the order to the winner for the performance of work specified in the subject of the bidding. However, as an acting architect, he has already showed himself in the urban planning of the new city – the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in the city of Arkadag is an embodied project of five architects, one of whom was him. The head of this project is the head of the architectural department of the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan Tirkesh Tajiyev.

Heartfelt Gratitude from Mother

These the words that the letters addressed to the National Leader of the Turkmen people Hero-Arkadag and respected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov begin with. Their authors are the mothers whose children are under the auspices of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship. Young citizens of Turkmenistan who needed complex and urgent medical care have undergone the treatment and rehabilitation courses and surgeries, including those that have never been performed in our country before. The leading foreign experts, for the most part from Germany, were engaged in providing consultations and sharing experience with their Turkmen counterparts. All the costs associated with the medical care and rehabilitation of children were covered by the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship.

Drip irrigation device

The Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan has developed an innovative drip irrigation injector that allows efficiently using water, boosts the growth of plant-associated microbes that convert the unavailable nutrients to available form and helps utilise many types of industrial emissions. The device is made of lump sulphur, activated carbon, metal shavings, river sand and fat-and-oil soapstock, or returnable industrial waste, and looks like a tube with tubules, which is buried deep to the base. The injector is connected to the water supply network and delivers moisture and nutrients directly to the root system. Thus, water does not directly come into contact with the above-ground parts of plants, which slows down decay and fungi reproduction. The Centre has also developed the composition of “eco-granules”, which to some extent contribute to land desalinization, the assimilation of necessary microelements by agricultural crops and the growth of useful soil microbes. The mixture is composed of calcined algae, trace elements of thermo-mineral water, slaked lime, zeolite and other additives, it is a waste material of cleaning reservoirs and canals and brings an additional amount of organic matter to areas under cultivation. The emulsion with the additive can be sprayed on plant stems. The authors of two inventions are scientists Meretmuhammet Hudayberdiyev an

An Old-Timer among Trees

People say about a wise, generous and kind person, “Shady like a plane tree”, drawing an analogy with the tree species of the same name. Another name, Chinar, is a popular female name in the countries of the East. On the territory of Turkmenistan, Oriental Plane – one of the 10 species found in the countries of Central Asia – grows. The tree grows along the banks of mountain rivers and streams and is part of the mixed forests of low mountains and gorges. The plane tree can be several thousand years old, because once planted a thin stem grows into a tree giant in a few centuries. The time of planting is already forgotten long ago and no one remembers the name of the planter, but the tree will give shade and coolness to people for many years to come. Out of respect for the ability of the plant to stand for centuries, people protect centuries-old plane tree groves, and individual old-timers who have reached impressive sizes are revered as sacred, they are given names associated with ancient parables or legends.

Rules of Conduct in the Hot Days of the Summer Season

In the summer, under the influence of the sun, vital microelements are produced in the body. Water-salt metabolism is activated, much fluid is excreted through the skin. For the body to function normally, it is necessary to consume 1.5-2 litres of drinking water during the day. It is useful to consume dried fruit and juices of fresh fruit and vegetables, based on the advice of a doctor. Food taken throughout the day should be nutritious and easily digestible. It must be cooked before taking. Due to the fact that the air temperature rises very much, children and the elderly are advised to stay outside from 6.00–9.00 am and from 6.00–9.00 pm, respectively, taking with them the necessary amount of drinking water and dressing according to the requirements of the summer season. Arriving in a cool room from outside, it is necessary to change wet clothes for dry ones, in no case should you put your head, face and chest under the air conditioner, as this can lead to colds of the maxillofacial part and head and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. It is also unacceptable to immediately, after coming from outside, take a cold shower and drink ice water from the fridge. This is fraught with diseases of the oral cavity, teeth, oesophagus and upper respiratory tract.

President of Turkmenistan Conducts a Working Meeting via the Digital System

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conducted a working meeting via the digital system with the participation of the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers T. Atahalliyev, who is in charge of the agroindustrial complex, and the hyakims of the velayats, at which issues of the development of the country’s regions and the progress of agricultural work were considered. First, the floor was given to the Ahal Velayat Hyakim Ya. Gurbanov, who reported on the pace of seasonal campaigns in the region.

Care of Children’s Health is a Priority of the Social Policy of Turkmenistan

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conducted the first meeting of the Board of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship in the city of Arkadag. With the participation of members of the Board of the Foundation and the Arkadag City Hyakim, the results of the activities of the Charitable Foundation and issues related to the commissioning of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre were discussed among others. The National Leader of the Turkmen people arrived at the Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

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

For Progress, Friendship and Cooperation

In the panorama of the events of the past days, the fruits of the state policy in the field of the development of friendship and cooperation of Turkic culture were brightly highlighted. The presentation on June 28 by the Secretary General of the Union of Engineers and Architects of the Turkic World, who had arrived in our country to participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the opening of the city of Arkadag, to the President of the country Serdar Berdimuhamedov of the medal “For Outstanding Services to the Turkic World” was evidence of the recognition of the merits of Arkadagly Serdar in the development of Turkic culture. It fills our hearts with special pride that on the same day, the Secretaries General of the International Organisation of Turkic Culture and the Union of Engineers and Architects of the Turkic World awarded the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the highest award of the organisation “Order of TURKSOY” and the medal “For Outstanding Services to the Turkic World” of the Union of Engineers and Architects of the Turkic World. The strengthening of fraternal relations with the member countries of TURKSOY is attached a special importance in the foreign-policy strategy of the Turkmen state.

“Smart” Arkadag City – a City of New Opportunities

Thanks to the large-scale undertakings of the Hero-Arkadag, successfully implemented under the leadership of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, our country is taking comprehensive measures to boost digital transformation in key sectors of the national economy. Progressive economic reforms are reflected in the Programme “Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State: The National Socioeconomic Development Programme of Turkmenistan in 2022–2052” and the Programme of the President of Turkmenistan of Socioeconomic Development in 2022–2028. The current stage of socioeconomic reforms in Turkmenistan is characterised by the implementation of large-scale initiatives aimed at economic modernisation and transition to a new industrial path, the main goal of which is to build a modern structure based on innovation and focusing on sustainable development. The Conception of the Development of Digital Economy in Turkmenistan in 2019–2025 and the State Programme of the Development of Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2021–2025 define digital transformation as a priority for sustainable development and the groundwork for the innovative development of the country.

Transboundary Dialogue on Climate

The participants of the 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on the development of a Regional Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Asia under the Green Central Asia initiative finalised the text of the Strategy, taking into account all the comments and proposals received from the Central Asia states. The Green Central Asia Initiative has been implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation since 2020 and is part of the activities of the Federal Republic of Germany on climate change and security within the framework of the UN and the EU Strategy on Central Asia. The Green Central Asia Initiative aims to develop a political dialogue and consequently create better access to information and data in order to enable countries to assess the impact of climate change more accurately and to develop cooperative preventive measures. The working group members from each Central Asian country attended the meeting in a hybrid format, which took place on July 4-5. These are representatives of the foreign ministries of the Central Asian states, industry ministries, government agencies/committees, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and the Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development. The draft Strategy agreed at this stage will be submitted to the countries for final approval and, as planned, the countries will present it at the 28th Conferen

The Experience of Turkmenistan is Presented at the who Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

The protection of public health and the environment, measures taken to combat climate change and adaptation, to ensure environmental wellbeing and to prevent desertification, the importance of growing environmentally friendly products, the introduction of new, environmentally friendly technologies, a “green” economy, a digital system and the ensuring of environmental security in the country and the region are priority areas of the state policy pursued by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. Turkmenistan is the initiator of many international projects in the field of environment and health protection.

30 Years of Cooperation

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State under the leadership of the respected President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, special attention is paid to the wide study, popularisation and preservation of the national cultural and spiritual heritage of the Turkmen people. This is evidenced by the expanding fruitful cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO. It is a specialised body of the United Nations for education, science and culture. Turkmenistan became a full member of UNESCO in August 1993, after ratifying the relevant document. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s membership in UNESCO. Over the past years, a reliable international legal framework for cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO has been formed. In 1994, our country joined the UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. A significant practical step in the implementation of the obligations assumed was the adoption of the Laws of Turkmenistan “On the Protection of Objects of National Historical and Cultural Heritage”, “On the Protection of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage”, “On the Protection, Export and Import of Movable Values of the National Historical and Cultural Heritage”, “On the Folk Art of Turkmenistan” and others.

New Method of Surgery in Practice of Turkmen Doctors

An orthopaedic surgery, a Pemberton osteotomy, was performed for the first time in Turkmenistan on 5.5-year-old Atajan Shohradov from the Lebap velayat at the Clinical Research Centre of Maternal and Child Health. The child is under the care of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship. Turkmen specialists studied the new method a year ago. As was reported, on May 18-25, 2022, Professor Vincent Frimberger from the Dritter Orden Clinic in Munich (Germany) visited the Clinical Research Centre of Maternal and Child Health in the framework of international cooperation in healthcare established by the Hero-Arkadag and effectively promoted by esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The aim of the visit was to exchange experience and to introduce the Pemberton method used to treat complex disorders that affect the hip joint into the practice of Turkmen colleagues. The Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Care donated a set of necessary surgical instruments to the Clinical Research Centre to perform a Pemberton osteotomy.

Resin from Mountain Caves

This natural resinous mixture of organic and inorganic substances can be found in rock crevices, where it occurs and accumulates in the form of films, “plugs” and outgrowths mixed with sand and pebbles. It is called mumijo; it is the most ancient medicament of natural origin, known in oriental medicine for more than 3,000 years. Its origin has long remained a mystery, most naturalists and now cannot come to a common “denominator”, believing that it is a product of the vital activity of animals and plants. This natural medicinal material is used in animal husbandry as an immunomodulator that help prevent and treat various diseases. Let’s turn to ancient sources. Aristotle, who lived in the 4th century BC, described the medicinal properties of mumijo and how to test its quality. A Central Asian encyclopaedist Al-Biruni (973-1048) writes, “Mountain resin in some respects is identical to amber and aromatic resins. It is a gum that flows from a certain rock in the mountains, and no one knows where its source is. I was in one village and asked about it, and they told me that they go up to hard-to-reach places, look for it and there they find it stuck to stones in the same way as gum grows onto a tree.” A renowned healer Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna) (980-1037) notes, “Mumijo has the same strength and the same nature as zift (asphalt) and bitumen mixed together, but it is more perfect a

Protect yourself from direct sunlight

Wear breathable clothes in light colours, preferably made of cotton and linen, cover your head with a headdress or a scarf. Observe the drinking regime, drink at least 2.5-3 litres of water a day.

Turkmenistan Confirms Commitment to the Course for Full-Format Interaction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov Takes Part in the Council of Heads of SCO Member States President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the 23rd Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), held via videoconference.

The Hajj of the Hero-Arkadag is a Symbol of Continuity of Original Traditions

The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty, Honorary Elder Haji Arkadag, having performed the Hajj rite, took part in a kurbanlyk-sadaqah, which was given in that holy land. In accordance with the visit programme, Haji Arkadag and members of the Turkmen delegation acquainted themselves with the beauty and splendour of Mecca and the features of its architectural structures.