22.01.2021 | Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

On January 22, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where current issues of the state life have been discussed and drafts of some documents aimed at further social and economic development of the country have been reviewed.

In the beginning of the session, Vice-premier G. Mushikov has reported on the Draft Resolution on privatization of some buildings in Ashgabat as well as on the work carried out by the Committee on precious stones and germs.

Draft Resolution on direct privatization of shops, restaurant and shopping mall on conditions of keeping the main profile of their activity and work places by the members of the UIET in Ashgabat has been presented to Leader of the Nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review.

Continuing the report, the information on activity of the Committee on precious metals and germs of the Central Bank, which provides formation, accounting, storage, sale processing has been presented. The activity of the committee includes control of physical individuals and legal entities producing jewelry and other production from precious metals and stones and using them in their work.

It was informed that the provisions of the Committee and registration documents have been elaborated together with relative establishments. In this regard. The proposal on renaming of this government organization to the Fund of precious metals and germs of the Central Bank has been given to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our country has reached dynamic growth of socially oriented economic sphere, which is based on various forms of ownership and provides staged transit to market relations.

Measures undertaken in this direction support to increment of the share of non-governmental section of national economy, the Leader of the Nation noted. Having signed the Resolution on privatization of some facilities in Ashgabat, the head of Turkmenistan sent it to the Vice-premier, having addressed relative instructions.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has approved the proposal on renaming of the Committee to the Fund of precious metals and germs of the Central Bank, having requested the Vice-premier and profile departments to carry out necessary work.

Further, the Vice-premier has reported on the activity in the complex under his supervision as well as on time completion of construction of the facilities in Dashoguz Region, which are timed to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Meredov has reported to the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the measures for enhancement of production potential of the facilities of oil and gas complex, increment of production volumes and processing of hydrocarbon materials.

Draft Resolution on procurement of pipes have been presented to the Head of the State for review.

It was also reported on the work on the project of construction of the second plant for production of gasoline from natural gas in Ahal region. Relative documents on project design and turn-key construction of this petrochemical complex have been signed between the State Concern Türkmengaz and group of Japanese companies in 2018 and 2019.

In addition, the Vice-premier has reported on the course of construction of Turkmen part of Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India gas line as well as on the situation at the construction sites of the facilities planned to be opened this year on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on the objectives of further steadfast development of oil and gas industry.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has noted the appropriateness of development of the second project of the plant for production of gasoline from natural gas in Ahal region by our specialists and scientists together with Japanese partners and has given instructions to relative officials.

Having signed the Resolution on procurement of various drilling pipes by the State Concern Türkmennebit, the Head of the State sent it to the Vice-premier, having given relative instructions.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has stated with delight steadfast dynamics of realization of the TAPI project.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made special mention of the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the day before between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on joint exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources of Dostluk Field in Caspian Sea.

The head of Turkmen state has highlighted that this is a true historical event in life of our countries and people, which marked new phase in energy cooperation between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.

Additional stimulus for income of big foreign investments to Caspian region are made, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, strong impulse would be given to development and dynamic growth of national economies, opening of new work places, enhancement of level and quality of people’s life.

The President has also ordered Vice-premier M. Meredov as a Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers who is in charge of Lebap Region to take the construction of new production and social facilities in Lebap Region under special control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation in the spheres under his supervision, in particular in power energy and construction spheres.

Speaking of the fulfilment of instructions given by the Head of the State, the Vice-premier has informed about work for development of Turkmen capital. It was also informed about the situation at construction sites of big facilities, which opening is timed to the 30th anniversary of independence.

Important facility, Kerky Shibargan power line has been opened with participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the first days of 2021, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan Home of Peace and Trust”.

The Ministry of Energy also plans to put such important facilities as gas turbine 432 MW power station in Lebap Region and Turkmen part of aerial powerline Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan on occasion of remarkable date.

In addition, power energy industry plans to open the first part of circular electrical system, which is built between the regions in Ahal Balkan and Balkan Dashoguz directions and the complex of substations in Ahal Balkan line. The Vice-premier has presented the Draft Resolution on additional agreements to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted exclusive importance of work for further modernization of power energy system of the country in strict compliance with objectives set in the Program of social and economic development of Turkmenistan in 2020 2025.

Having signed the Resolution on additional agreements on procurement of necessary equipment, material and vehicles for improvement of reliability of energy system of the country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent it to the Vice-premier, having requested to provide strict control of its execution.

The Head of the State has also ordered to hold the development of the main city of the country under permanent control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on work for development of the State Program of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2021 2025 as well as the Plan of its realization.

It was informed that adoption of new Program proposes the amendments and addendums of existing legal acts in digitization sphere, determining of the objectives for formation of Electronic Government system, improvement of digital education and healthcare, training of personnel as well as phased provision of electronic services at single portal of state services e.gov.tm.

The Vice-premier has also reported on the situation at the facilities of transport and communication complex and in Balkan Region, which is under his supervision, opening of the facilities timed to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Having listened to the report, the President requested the Vice-premier to accelerate the rates of works and to hold realization of planned measures in this direction as well as construction of facilities in the complex under his supervision and in Balkan region planned to be opened under control.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on work for opening of the platform of electronic trade of textile production.

It was informed that development of electronic base, which pages would have relative information about textile brands, market services including registration of orders on various textile production made in the country, is carried out at present time.

It is also planned to organize delivery of orders on textile production around the country and to foreign countries in the future. Electronic trade platform will be provided with special software. In future, it is planned to establish cooperation with global virtual trade platforms and national informational service resources and trade platforms.

This project is planned to be realized by joint efforts of Altyn Asyr marketing center of the Ministry of Textile Industry and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The Vice-premier has also informed the Leader of the Nation about rates of works at the facilities of trade complex and in Ahal Region, which is under his supervision, which opening is planned on the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that trade sector is among the leading industries demonstrating advanced positions and achievements of national economy in the conditions of transit to market relations.

Having pointed out the importance of quality, expansion of variety of production, further development of service sphere and marketing, the Leader of the Nation demanded to accelerate the works for establishment of the platform of electronic trade of textile production, having given certain instructions to the Vice-premier.

Having noted that new facilities are visual indications of successfully implemented socially oriented policy of the state, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the Vice-premier to provide strict control of the quality of construction works at the facilities and their completion in set timeline.

Having noted that opening of hothouse farms built by local entrepreneurs in various parts of the country in the beginning of the spring would support the provision of food abundance, the Head of the State highlighted the relevance to organize the exhibition of agricultural production, having addressed Vice-premier Ch. Gylyjov and E. Orazgeldiyev with specific instructions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Geldiniyazov has reported to leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on work for development of the Program of support and development of physical training and sports in Turkmenistan in 2021 2025 and the Plan of activities for its realization, having presented the draft of relative Resolution to the Head of the State for review.

Improvement of legal base of support and development of physical training and sport in Turkmenistan, intensification of cooperation with profile foreign organizations, introduction of the achievements of world practice in the sphere of digital and innovative technologies to national sport sphere, popularization of physical culture and sports among the population, especially among the youth, training of masters of sport of international level, development of science in the sphere of physical culture and sports as well as other important activities are specified as the main objectives of the Program.

All these measures are aimed at strengthening of health of the nation, prevention of diseases as well as at bringing of Turkmen sports to advanced positions in the world.

Having approved the presented project, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution and gave instructions for fulfilment of objectives set in the Program to the Vice-premier.

Further, the Head of the State has called Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry N. Amannepesov to the session of the Cabinet of Ministers. The Minister has reported on the relations established with foreign partners in healthcare field including with leading clinics of Germany and doctors.

It was informed that IX Turkmen German Healthcare Forum, during which the work performed up to date is analyzed and utmost future objectives are specified, is held these days.

Following the principles of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Healthy mother healthy child healthy future”, important medical issues on urology and health protection of mother would be discussed during the forum.

It was mentioned in the report that Turkmenistan has become the first state in Central Asia, which have officially approved the use of Sputnik V vaccine on its territory and entered the first ten of countries that has registered this vaccine. It was informed that test of the vaccine has started these days.

Having listened to the report, the Head of the State highlighted the importance of Turkmen German forum, having given number of relative instructions.

Speaking of Sputnik V vaccine from Russia registered in Turkmenistan, the Head of the State focused on importance of measures in prevention and combating of infectious diseases.

In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered the Minister of Health Protection and Medical Industry to continue working on registration of new EpiVacCorona vaccine, which is developed in Russian Federation, in Turkmenistan as well as on preventive medicine and vaccines from other partner countries.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on work for organization of art contests to mark the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.

The contest of famous Turkmen song among popular singers of foreign countries as well as review of works of young designers of Central Asia is among planned international events of this year.

It is planned to announce the contest among sport reporters of the country for provision of high level of broadcasting and commenting of international sport competitions, which will be held in Turkmen capital in 2021.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of targeted reviews in finding of new talents, having given the instructions for high-level organization of relative events, which have to reflect national color.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal works in the regions. It was noted that preparation of lands to spring sowing of cotton is carried out in the fields. Service and maintenance of equipment and tools, which will be used in the sowing campaign, are continued.

Draft Resolution, according to which it is planned to produce 1,250,000 tons of cotton and 620,000 hectares of land would be allocated for sowing, has been presented to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review.

The Vice-premier has also reported on the situation in agricultural complex and Mary Region under his supervision, at the facilities under construction in agricultural complex.In particular, it was informed about construction of the Center of International Ahalteke Equestrian Association and International Association Türkmen alabaý itleri in Ashgabat and its branches in all regions of the country as well as on preparation to National Turkmen Horse Day on high level in Mary Region this year.

Summing up the report, the President of the country has requested to pay special attention to compliance with agricultural standards during field works and rational use of water resources.

Having signed the Resolution on production of cotton in Turkmenistan in 2021, the President of the country sent it to the Vice-premier, having given relative instructions.

The Head of the State has requested to hold realization of National rural program under strict control including construction works at the facilities of agricultural complex in Mary Region planned to be opened on occasion of the holiday.

Turkmen leader has focused attention of relative officials on making of all conditions for breeding of ahalteke horses and alabays, which are pride and national heritage of our people.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on execution of BOMCA and CADAP programs of European Union.

Special attention is paid to long-term programs and projects for provision of peace and security, stable economic development, healthcare, education, science and culture implemented together with EU.

It includes Central Asia Border Management Support Program (BOMCA) and Central Asia Drug Action Program (CADAP), which are implemented since 2003.

The events in following directions are planned to be held within coming five year under BOMCA program: support strengthening of cooperation between Central Asian countries and Afghanistan in enhancement of border and customs security by economic growth, introduction of advanced international practice and informational and technical methods in management of borders; assistance to law enforcement structures in detection and investigation of transnational crime; improvement of digital operations of movement of goods across border and strengthening of regional trade in this sphere.

The activities, which are planned to be carried out under five-year CADAP program, are aimed at intensification of cooperation in improvement of national legislation in combating illegal drug trafficking based on international practice and support to implementation of the legislation; prevention of illegal drug trafficking for strengthening of public health; establishment of unified regional informational system for combating illegal drug trafficking; formation of national informational networks; expansion of cooperation of our country with EU, the UN Department for Drugs and Crime, WHO and other international organization.

The Vice-premier has presented projects of financial agreements on the 7th phase of CADAP program and 10th phase of BOMCA program for 2021 2025 to the Head of the State for review.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of positive dynamics of development of relations between Turkmenistan and European Union, approved the presented proposals and gave specific instructions to the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about current activity of National Parliament on improvement of legal base of social and economic reforms in the country, improvement of social and living conditions of life of the population and promotion of foreign initiatives of the President of Turkmenistan.

The Head of National Parliament has also informed about work carried out by the Mejlis for preparation to organized elections of members of the People’s Council.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of further legal making activity for solution of objectives aimed at dynamic promotion of social and economic reforms, democratization of Turkmen society and innovative development of the country.

Speaking of coming election campaign of members of the People’s Council, the Head of the State has pointed out the necessity of its organization on high level.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on the activity for support of public stability and realization of large-scale military reform.

It was also reported to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on preparation to the celebration of the Motherland Defender Day observed in the country on January 27.

Having listened to the report and highlighted exclusive importance of steadfast strengthening of defensive capability and improvement of personnel potential of the Armed Forces, the President of the country noted that sovereign Turkmenistan has always been and would be committed to its neutral status and gave specific instructions on further improvement of activity of military and law enforcement agencies.

Addressing the members of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the importance of 2021, which is marked with glorious 30th anniversary of the Motherland’s independence.

Big work has been performed with wide support of native people for 30 years, many actual objectives have been solved and modern image has been given to cities and villages of the country.

Having noted that this is big merit of each official in these achievements, the Head of Turkmenistan highlighted that it would be appropriate to appreciate their work deservingly and to award them with state award prior to the holiday.

In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has ordered to prepare biography of each official, which would reflect his working activity, certain input to development of our neutral state.

Other important issues of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing the session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of the Motherland to all participants.

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