Priorities of Turkmenistan’s development discussed at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers

On May 21 2021, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where current issues of the state life have been discussed.

First, the head of the state has called Speaker of the Mejlis of National Assembly G. Mammedova and Deputy Chairman of the People’s Council of National Assembly K. Babayev.

Speaker of the Mejlis of National Assembly G. Mammedova has informed about activity of National Parliament for improvement of legal and regulatory base of the country.

The Mejlis works steadily on legal support of social and economic reforms and strengthening of legislation foundation of the country in the year “Turkmenistan Home of Peace and Trust”.

Preparation to the 14th session of the Mejlis of National Assembly of Turkmenistan of the sixth convocation, which will be held on May 22, is carried out at the moment.

It is planned to discuss and adopt number of laws including the Laws on establishment of anniversary medal of Turkmenistan Türkmenistanyň Garaşsyzlygynyň 30 ýyllygyna, on establishment of anniversary medal of Turkmenistan Garaşsyz Türkmenistanyň Watan goragçysy, on State and Private Partnership, new edition of the Law in Education and other at the session.

Some amendments and addendums will be introduced to legal acts related to establishment of National Assembly, regulating political, economic and social matters, draft Resolutions of the Mejlis will be reviewed in the context of constitutional reforms made in the country.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of work for improvement of national legislation in the context of implementation of socially oriented political course of, making of conditions for prosperous life of Turkmenistan citizens.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Council of National Assembly K. Babayev has informed about preparation to the session of the People’s Council and educational and propaganda activities.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of activation of work of the committees of the People’s Council of National Assembly in the framework of the government socially oriented policy and democratic reforms in the country.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on work made by the structures under his supervision for development of the draft Resolution on composition of the State budget for 2022.

The document prepared based on the Program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 2025 defines the order and timeline given to ministries, profile departments and regional administrations to submit relevant reports and information.

Together with the main financial plan, which will be made up following real capabilities and expected forecasts, it is planned to develop the drafts of the Main direction of social and economic development and Investment program.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on the necessity of analytical work in all branches during development of the draft of the State budget of Turkmenistan for coming year.

Having signed the Resolution, Turkmen leader sent it to the vice-premier by electronic document management system, having ordered to hold under strict control the fulfilment of all planned works.

Continuing the session, the vice-premier has reported on practical measures undertaken for improvement of the system of protection of intellectual property and activity of profile government organizations under realization of relative Program.

In this regard, the Draft Resolution on establishment of Interdepartmental Commission for protection of the objects of intellectual property has been developed. The Ministry of Finances and Economy together with number of establishments has also developed the Provision on this structure, defined its main roles and responsibilities, the activities for prevention of violations of relative legislation.

Summing up the report, the President highlighted the importance of integrated work aimed at the protection of intellectual property. Having signed relative Resolution, the President of the country sent it to the vice-premier by electronic document management system, having focused on actual directions of coming work.

Continuing, the head of the state highlighted the subject of the session of the Council of the Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Minsk (The Republic of Belarus) on May 28.

The head of Turkmenistan highlighted that combining successful solution of issues of internal development and active participation in international affairs, our country sees the cooperation with CIS countries as an important direction of its foreign policy and gave number of instructions to Vice-premier G.

Mushikov in this regard.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh.Abdrahmanov has reported on the situation in structural divisions of fuel and energy complex and measures for implementation of the Program of development of oil and gas industry of the country until 2030.

It was also informed about work carried out for increment of production volumes of oil and gas by accelerated development of new fields and drilling of operational wells.

Draft Resolution on procurement of various pipes by the State Concern Türkmengaz has been presented to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for review. It was noted that this production is planned to be used for construction of gas pipelines to new production facilities, including to gas turbine power station, which is under construction in Charjew district, Lebap Region.

Having listened to the report, the head of the state highlighted that increment of production volumes of petrochemical industry, increment of volumes of gas processing and production are priority directions of development of national fuel and energy complex at present.

Having signed the Resolution, the President of the country sent it to the vice-premier by electronic document management system addressing relative instructions.

In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on work for provision of ecological wealth in the country as well as on the Draft National Forest Program of Turkmenistan for 2021 2025.

It was mentioned that areas of planting of various trees and forest zones have been increased under this program in 2013 2020. Legal acts for development of forestry, protection of natural resources and in ecological sphere have been updated. Beneficial cooperation is developed in this direction on regional and international levels.

Taking into account natural and climate conditions of our country, the Draft National Forest Program of Turkmenistan for 2021 2025 has been developed for further expansion of the areas of forest zones, rational use of natural resources, continuation of the state ecological policy as well as fulfilment of obligations following from international ecological programs and conventions, which were ratified by our country.

The document provides the development of the plan of plantation of deciduous, coniferous, fruit and vine trees as well as desert plants by the ministries and departments, administrations of regions and Ashgabat.

Taking into account natural ecological systems and soil and climate conditions of the country, the Program defines species of trees, which would be cultivated according to the Forest Code of Turkmenistan in forest farms and State Natural Reserves, their volume, plans of preparation of normative and legal acts, scientific and research works, organizational events for development of the forestry in the country.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that environment protection, careful treatment of the nature, protection of its beauty and resources for future generations are the priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan. The strategy of green development is put as one of the mechanisms of stable economic and social progress of the country.

Large-scale projects, which directly or indirectly supports adaptation of the economy to climate changes, are successfully implemented in Turkmenistan. The construction of Turkmen Altyn Asyr Lake in the Karakum Desert and National Forest Program, under implementation of which manmade forests have spread on vast territories in different parts of the country, are among such projects.

Having pointed out the importance of active continuation of this activity based on integrated approach, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the vice-premier with number of certain instructions for organization of relative work together with the Mejlis and People’s Council of National Assembly.

Further, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev who reported on preparation to coming events on occasion of the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat, in particular on XX International Multipurpose Exhibition “White City Ashgabat”, which would be held on May 24 25 this year.

Numerous representatives of our country and foreign states will participate in annual large-scale review organize by the administration of the capital and Trade and Industrial Chamber.

The goal of International Exhibition is to introduce the achievements and success of various branches and structures of national economy as well as to demonstrate industrial, cultural and educational potential of our city, its colossal social and economic capabilities and perspectives.

The vice-premier has also informed that it is planned to organize designer contest under coming review.

Having noted the importance of traditional International exhibition, the head of the state ordered to provide all conditions for organization of the review on the highest level.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on putting of new city buses Hyundai All New Super Aero City and Toyota Corolla taxis into operation.

The vice-premier has informed that according to the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan. The Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency has bought Hyundai All New Super Aero City buses as well as spare parts and consumables for them, which were delivered to the capital.

In addition, according to the assignments of the head of the state, Toyota Corolla taxis have been delivered to the country.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that new comfortable Hyundai All New Super Aero City buses and Toyota Corolla taxis will start working in the capital on the day of celebration of the 140th anniversary of the main city of the country.

It is important that new vehicles of popular make also meet international standards by their ecological criteria.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on work carried out by trade complex for organization of events timed to Turkmen Carpet Day.

The vice-premier has informed that draft working plan has been developed, which provides organization of exhibition, conference of the World Turkmen Handmade Carpet Art Connoisseurs Association, award ceremony of carpet makers, contests, cultural and public events.

In addition, opening of administrative and production buildings is planned at Baherden carpet production facility.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of professional holiday of carpet makers, which is observed on the last Sunday in May.Beautiful carpets made by Turkmen masters are the world recognized pieces of art.

From the ancient time and throughout many centuries, the masters passed secrets of this complicated and painstaking craft from generation to generation and brought to our days.

The head of the state has also requested the vice-premier to pays special attention to further development of the industry, strengthening of its equipment and facility base.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on cultural events on May 25 in honor of the 140th anniversary of Turkmen capital and the Day of the city as well as on preparation to the final round of international drawing contest Bagtyýar çagalyk.

Preparation to the ceremonies on occasion of the start of construction of new residential complex in the north of the capital and opening of 140 comfortable double-store cottages in Choganly residential estate is carried out according to the plan of events.

ultural events in honor of the Day of the city and completion of educational year including concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and other will be held on May 25. Celebration events will be held in all regions of the country.

Reporting on summing up the results of international children drawing contest, the vice-premier informed that the State Art Academy received more than 1,700 works from young artists of our country and 15 from foreign states.

Having listened to the report and highlighted the importance of coming celebration events in patriotic education of younger generation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave instructions to the vice-premier on organization of all activities in honor of the 140th anniversary of the capital, the Day of the City and end of educational year on high level.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has presented the Draft Resolution on Approval of National Program of improvement of immune system of the population of Turkmenistan in 2021 2025.

This document was developed by the Ministry of Health Protection and Medical Industry together with other ministries and profile departments following the instructions of the head of the state for protection of health of the citizens, prevention of diseases, further improvement of awareness of the population of medicine and personal responsibility of everybody for strengthening of his own health.

Health protection of the population, formation of the foundations for stable economic development of the country, reaching of high life level of the nation, protection and improvement of the gene pool of the nation, enhancement of professional level and knowledge of medical personnel in immunology, implementation of knowledge about the main evaluation criteria of immune system functions are the main objectives of National Program.

Integrated measures, which are based on innovative technologies for prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases, will be taken in the result of the implementation of this Program.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that improvement of immune status of the population, work for prevention, early detection, diagnostics and timely treatment are the main directions of activity of national healthcare system.

Having signed the Resolution, the head of the state sent it by electronic system, having given instructions to the vice-premier for implemented of the adopted document.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on implementation of the Program of development of foreign economic activity of Turkmenistan in 2020 2025.

It was noted that as of today, our country supports trade and economic relations with many countries of the world. Activity of joint Intergovernmental commissions and other structures as well as business councils is aimed at development of beneficial bilateral cooperation.

Following by the above-mentioned program, work for increment of investments to national economy including to private sector, increment of foreign trade of the country is carried out at present time.

In this regard, it was highlighted that the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov from February 12 approved Foreign Trade Strategy of Turkmenistan in 2021 2023.It sets out specific measures for attraction of foreign investments to the country, expansion of production and export potential of national economy, improvement of national legislation in this field according to advanced practice and standards of the WTO.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that pursuing the open door policy, which is based on the principles of peace, positive neutrality and constructiveness, Turkmenistan develops beneficial economic relations with many countries of the world, big foreign companies, competent international financial and banking structures.

In this context, the head of the state highlighted the importance of steadfast implementation of the above-mentioned Programs and Strategy, which are aimed at expansion of productive cooperation with all interested foreign partners.

Having requested the vice-premier, Foreign Minister to continue targeted work in this direction, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has made special mention on further measures for improvement of investment attractiveness of Turkmenistan.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on the situation in the structures under his supervision as well as on the measures for improvement of national legislation according to time requirements.

It was informed that according to the plans, existing laws and normative acts are under permanent monitoring and necessary proposals are developed based on the results of analysis.At the same time, special seminars are organized for personnel of profile structures, advanced practice of foreign countries in legislation spheres is studied, modern methods including digital system are actively implemented for improvement of legal culture of the population.

Summing up the report, the President noted that reforms in this sphere are aimed at provision of the guarantee of reliable protection of rights and freedoms of the citizens, improvement of administrative, criminal, civil and economic legislation as well as recognized standards of international law.

Works planned in this sphere are also to support the enhancement of efficiency of the system of counter crime and prevention of violations.

At the same time, improvement of the system of legal support and services to Turkmenistan citizens is one of the utmost objectives, the head of Turkmenistan said addressing the vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council with number of specific instructions.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Controls Chamber S. Berdimuhamedov has reported on the activity of his department and fulfilment of assignments.

Development of the Draft Program of intergovernmental economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation in 2021 2023 was a separate subject of the report.The document, which is a roadmap for three-year period, covers all directions of productive relations including expansion of commodity variety of mutual trade.

Such strategic spheres as industry, energy, agricultural complex, high technologies, service sphere, finances and other have been defined as priority vectors.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Russian Federation is one of the leading trade and economic partners of Turkmenistan. Having wide opportunities, fruitful interstate cooperation meets the interests of prosperity of the people of two states.

Speaking of important role of joint Intergovernmental commission in development of effective dialog between our countries, the President noted the importance of regular business meetings, during which common approaches to the formation of the platform for strengthening of effective Turkmen Russian relations are developed.

Having approved the presented Draft Program, the head of the state requested the vice-premier, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber to hold under control the fulfilment of planned events, which are to support the implementation of huge potential for further expansion of the partnership between Turkmenistan and Russian Federation.

Further, addressing the participants of the video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers, Turkmen leader focused that glorious date the 140th anniversary of white-marble capital, would be observed soon.

In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the relevance of nation-wide community works on May 22. It was mentioned that everyone has to make contribution to improvement of level of cleanness, ecological wealth of Ashgabat.

The head of the state noted that active participation of public community works of all residents of the capital, especially the youth and school students, would serve to patriotic education and would teach love to work.

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

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

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