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Festival of ancestors

«7/24. tm» № 09 (196), 26.02.2024 In ancient times, the livestock raising tribes of the Turkmen people celebrated Çarwa Nowruz on February 22 and associated it with the beginning of the lambing campaign.

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 supervises the agroindustrial complex, and the hyakims of the velayats, at which the progress of agricultural work in the country was considered. The first word was given to Ahal Velayat Hyakim R. Hojaguliyev, who reported on the pace of agricultural campaigns in the region.

National Air Carrier Expands the Geography of Flights

On February 16, the first flight took off from the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, to the city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was carried out by the Türkmenhowaýollary Airlines. Passengers of the Boeing 777-200 LR at Jeddah International Airport were warmly greeted by the head of Jedco Airports Group, the head of SGS, which provides ground handling for Saudi aircraft, and the business manager of the United Aviation Company and were cordially congratulated on the establishment of regular air communication from Turkmenistan to Saudi Arabia. Representatives of the Turkmen party expressed gratitude to their Saudi colleagues for the hospitable welcome. In a brief conversation, the parties noted that regular flights would contribute to the development of the interstate relations between Turkmenistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

300th Birth Anniversary of Magtymguly Fraghi Anniversary Medal established in Turkmenistan

«7/24. tm» № 08 (195), 19.02.2024 President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed the Decree on the establishment of the 300th Birth Anniversary of Magtymguly Fraghi Anniversary Medal. The document approved the Regulations on the anniversary medal and its description.

Best Etrap Receives President’s Award

The ceremony of presenting a well-deserved award – a $1 million prize, to the Ak Bugday etrap that won the 2023 competition for the best etrap took place in the Ahal velayat. Members of Mejlis, velayat and etrap people’s councils, public organisations, heads of the National Trade Union Centre, the Central Council of the Women’s Union, velayat and etrap hyakimliks and enterprises, cultural workers, journalists and honourable elders attended the festive event.

Magical Facets of Asia

In the context of developing international cooperation, Turkmenistan is expanding ties with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. One of the most important partners of our country in this part of the world is Malaysia. Direct air communication between the capitals of the two countries – Ashgabat and Kuala Lumpur – opens up new prospects for further enhancing cooperation in all areas, including the development of tourism. Uzukjemal GURBANOVA, a specialist in the visa department of the Haýýat Syýahat Travel Company, told about vacations in that country.

Turkmenistan is Among the States Exploring Space

These days, many world agencies, ahead of each other, with the mark “hot news” reported that “Oleg Kononenko set a world record for total time spent in space”, “The Hero of Turkmenistan and Russia set a record for spending time in space”, “A native of Turkmenistan set world record for total stay in space” and the like. Yes, quite many people from different countries have already flown into space, and the fact that a native of Turkmenistan is making his fifth flight and has set a world record of the total stay in space is of the greatest importance for sovereign Turkmenistan. “We in Turkmenistan are proud that our compatriot, born and raised in the ancient Turkmen land, became an outstanding space explorer and reached hitherto unprecedented milestones in his noble profession. Being the first is always honourable and at the same time not easy, since leadership is, first of all, a great responsibility before society, the country, and in your case, before the entire world.” These words, addressed by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the commander of the cosmonaut corps of the Roscosmos State Space Corporation, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Turkmenistan O.D. Kononenko, reflect the feelings of all Turkmen citizens and the great importance that we attach to this event.

Following the Traditions of Friendship and Good Neighbourliness

One of the priority vectors of the foreign-policy strategy of neutral Turkmenistan, initiated by the National Leader of the Turkmen people Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and being successfully implemented by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, is the development of fruitful international cooperation, in which great importance is attached to humanitarian relations. In connection with the current situation in the energy sphere of the Kyrgyz Republic, the President of Turkmenistan issued an order according to which for humanitarian aid, 2 thousand tonnes of liquefied natural gas were sent to the Kyrgyz Republic in February 2024 as a sign of friendship and fraternity. Performing such noble actions is one of the important priorities of our state policy.

Resources for Industry

The oil refining industry is the crucial component of Turkmenistan’s economy. The production of new types of petroleum products, their high quality and outstanding technical and environmental characteristics are and will be a strategic goal for specialists of the Türkmennebit State Concern. Turkmen oil workers take the most responsible approach to their work, fulfilling the tasks assigned to them. In accordance with the Programme of the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry of Turkmenistan until 2030, namely the efficient use of hydrocarbon resources, the deep refining of oil and the manufacture of competitive and eco-friendly petroleum products, work is underway to manufacture high-quality oil and gas chemical products.

Clean Water for People’s Health

Speaking at the recent online government meeting, the velayat hyakims reported to the President of Turkmenistan on the measures taken to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of heating systems in social facilities and to supply electricity, natural gas and drinking water to local populations. In this context, the editorial staff decided to calculate how much human labour and energy resources must be used to support technological equipment and processes and how many hours were spent by complex multi-stage mechanisms and engineering devices so that our homes have clean and safe drinking water. To do this, I had to visit the country’s largest drinking water plant, located in the Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal velayat, that meets the water needs of Ashgabat. The plant was built by Turkish company Polimeks in 2010. Its capacity is 250,000 cubic metres of drinking water a day. Two water plants, including the first facility of that kind with a capacity of 100,000 cubic metres a day, built in previous years, are located nearby. It was built in 1969 and is still in operation. The enhancement of production capacity and the expansion of the administrative boundaries of the capital during the years of independence necessitated the construction of additional water intake and water treatment facilities and the establishment of the Ashgabatvodokanal Trust to manage them in 1995; it was renamed

6-month-old leopard kitten shown to Ashgabat Zoo visitors

«7/24. tm» № 06 (193), 05.02.2024 A 6-month-old Central Asian leopard kitten Dursun was shown for the first time to visitors in the Ashgabat Zoo.

February 29th is more than just a date on a calendar

«7/24. tm» № 06 (193), 05.02.2024 In the tapestry of our calendar, 29th February stands out like a rogue thread, a day woven in only once every four years. This fleeting date, better known as Leap Day, carries a curious charm, its rarity imbuing it with a peculiar blend of scientific necessity, cultural quirks, and a sprinkle of superstition.

The Caspian Sea — Space for Transport Integration

Transport and logistics companies, members of the Turkmen Logistics Association, took part in the third meeting on expanding the Trans-Caspian trade route. Our country views international transport and transit corridors as an important component of the national economy. Therefore, great importance is attached to cooperation in the transport and logistics system. The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan came up with an initiative to create the Caspian Sea–Black Sea transport and transit corridor back in 2012. The Trans-Caspian Trade Route is a regional project implemented as part of the US Government’s assistance to Central Asian countries to develop trade and economic ties among the countries of the region and between Central Asia and Europe. The project was developed in accordance with the goals of the C5+1 Diplomatic Platform.

Acute Respiratory Viral Infection in questions and answers

The autumn-winter-spring period is usually called the period of colds. The Information Centre of the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan has prepared answers to frequently asked questions. What is Acute Respiratory Viral Infection?

Another international award of photographer V. Sarkisyan

«7/24. tm» № 04 (191), 22.01.2024 Recently, the three largest photography societies PST, CAPA and PSTw announced the results of their latest international competition, held under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Global Photographic Union (GPU) and the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

The Air Routes of Turkmenistan Expand with the Newest Aircraft

A new Boeing 777-300 ER passenger airliner landed at the International Airport of the Turkmen capital. It became the second aircraft of this series, for the purchase of which a contract was concluded with the world-famous American aircraft manufacturer Boeing, in accordance with the relevant Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan. The air carrier Turkmenistan received its first aircraft in early December last year. Turkmen aviators associate the development of international passenger transportation with many countries and continents, first of all, with the operation of Boeing winged aircraft.

A Special Issue of The Arkadagly Ýaşlar Magazine Released

The year “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar” was inscribed in golden letters in the chronicle of the history of independent and neutral Turkmenistan. The 12th issue of the Arkadagly Ýaşlar electronic magazine, established under Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan, is devoted to the high achievements of this year. In the 12th issue for 2023, the electronic magazine covered in numerous articles all aspects of the socio-political life of the country, summed up the activities of youth organisations aimed at implementing the policy initiated by the Hero-Arkadag and successfully continued by Hero Arkadagly Serdar in the year “Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar”.

High-Tech Medicine in Arkadag City

Today, in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, tremendous work is being done in our country to implement the Saglyk State Programme and to protect and improve the health of the people, which is a key priority of the policy of the esteemed President. Great importance is attached to improving the social and living standards of the people and increasing human life expectancy. The state policy priorities in the health sector include disease prevention, the improvement of the education and training system, the strengthening of the research and legal frameworks, the introduction of advanced world practices, medical technologies and world science advances into domestic health care and broad international cooperation. Today, modern Turkmen clinics are fitted with innovative equipment, which allows providing medical care in compliance with the highest international standards.

Following Centuries-Old National Traditions

One of the characteristic features of the mentality of the Turkmen people has been and remains social support for those who need protection and help. This trait is reflected in the traditions of the people. Along with hospitality and benevolence, humanism, mercy and charity unite people, testifying to their spiritual wealth and the need of the soul to do good deeds and help others. An example of preserving the age-old national traditions of kindness and mercy is the activities of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Foundation for Aid to Children in Need of Guardianship, which embodies such noble principles as humanism and mercy, showing special care for children and adolescents left without the care of parents or persons replacing them.

Tourism without Borders

The priority vectors of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy include the promotion of mutually beneficial cooperation with the Middle East countries. The United Arab Emirates takes a special place among these countries. The working visit of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates on January 4-5, 2024 was fruitful in expanding the bilateral cooperation. The talks resulted in reaching an agreement, including on the launch of air flights between the capitals of the two countries – Ashgabat and Abu Dhabi. The first Ashgabat–Abu Dhabi–Ashgabat flight was performed on January 5. This event aroused interest among many citizens of Turkmenistan who would like to visit Abu Dhabi as tourists. In an interview with an NT correspondent, a tourism specialist at the Haýýat Syýahat Travel Company Yana Kazakova spoke how best to plan a tourist trip to Abu Dhabi. This company works directly with the destinations throughout the United Arab Emirates.