April 8, Wednesday

Radio “Azatlyk” reports that 15 people who arrived in Turkmenistan from Turkey, Russia and other CIS countries have fled the quarantine camping site in Turkmenabat. Those who have escaped allegedly bribed healthcare practitioners. According to the radio, those who violated the quarantine regime, have already been detained by the NSM officers and will have to pay a large penalty or might be sentenc

On the first school day after the spring break Ashgabat schoolchildren have been informed that they have to make money contributions of 100 manats for the disinfection campaign. The school administrations did not specify whether this initiative is a reimbursement for the disinfection which was carried out during the spring break or for future disinfection campaigns. Parents of schoolchildren from

On 7 April, 2020, in honour of the World Health Day, Turkmenistan planned to host a large-scale bicycle race. The preparations for the race were discussed by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov at the Cabinet session held on 3 April, 2020. In the night of 7 April, 2020 the state information agency TDH reported that “this year numerous spectacular sports events will be held across the country on

7 thousand Turkmen citizens to participate in cycling race

The World Health Day, which is observed since 1950, is observed on April 7. The date was not chosen occasionally as on this day, the Chapter of the World Health Organization, which includes 194 state members at present, has entered into force back in 1948. The history of sport development in our country is counted by several dozens of years. It is enough to say that the first cycling club has been

Realization of Turkmen – Tatar agreements discussed at number of video conference sessions

Representatives of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) held video conference sessions, during which current subjects of cooperation in different spheres have been discussed. As is known, strengthening of constructive dialog with big regions of Russian Federation, leading industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centres is one of the main vectors of foreign polic

Representatives of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) held video conference sessions, during which current subjects of cooperation in different spheres have been discussed.

07.04.2020 | Turkmenistan to host cycle of sport events on the World Health Day

The World Health Day, which is observed since 1950, is observed on April 7. The date was not chosen occasionally as on this day, the Chapter of the World Health Organization, which includes 194 state members at present, has entered into force back in 1948.

07.04.2020 | President of Turkmenistan congratulates compatriots on the World Health Day

On the occasion of the World Health Day, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the citizens of Turkmenistan, emphasizing that support of the physical and spiritual health of every citizen of our neutral country, development of sports, and strengthening the principles of a healthy lifestyle is a priority goal.

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that the inhabitants of Ashgabat who have exceeded the bank card limits when paying for groceries are unable to make further purchases at state prices. For instance, on 3 April, 2020 at Azatlyk market (formerly, Tashauz bazaar), where sugar and chicken drumsticks were sold, one of Ashgabat residents purchased the groceries for the amount of 46

Starting from 4 April, 2020 the state-run shops of Lebap velayat have been selling a kilo of chicken drumsticks, 5 kilos of vegetable oil per household and 4 kilos of Kazakhstan flour per person. Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that these groceries are available in the etraps of Khalach, Sayat, Khodzhambaz, Chardzhiev and Dovletli. Two police officers and one NSM officer keep

In the morning of 4 April, 2020 about 30 female residents of Mary velayat congregated in front of the regional khyakimlik’s office (administration). The guards asked them to disperse but the women shouted that they would not leave the city hall unless they communicate their requests to the khyakim. Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that the khyakim and his two deputies were for

At the Cabinet session held on 3 April, 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov charged Deputy Prime Minister overseeing security Charymyrat Amanov with the task of setting up specially-designated stations to exercise control over ensuring public order. The state information agency TDH reports that the booths will be organized in the most densely populated districts of the capital and provinces

At the Cabinet session held on 3 April, 2020, which was devoted to the operations of the retail sector Deputy Prime Minister Chary Gylydzhov overseeing trade gave a progress report to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov highlighted that ensuring stable operations of the retail sector is one of the key objectives. The state information agency TDH reports that in this

Agricultural project of Dashoguz entrepreneurs: Production of agricultural crops, meat and diary products

Share of private investments to production of potato has significantly grown in the north of Turkmenistan. Member of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country Dovran Esenov, who developed 578 hectares for cultivation of potato in N. Andalib farming association, is one of the biggest producers of this crop in Gurbansoltan-eje etrap. He plans to produce more than 8,000 tons of pot

On 3 April, 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov held a long-distance extended session to summarize the results of the government’s performance over the first three months of 2020. The state information agency TDH reports that Deputy Prime Minister overseeing the economy and finance Gadyrgeldy Mushshikov, Chairperson of the State Statistics Committee Silap Velbegov and Minister of Finance an

Production of fuel and energy complex is in the top of exchange trades

46 transactions have been registered at the trades of the State Commodity and Raw Material Exchange of Turkmenistan last week. For foreign currency, brokers from Afghanistan and Scotland have bought gasoline produced at Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex while representatives of business circles of United Arab Emirates have bought carbamide (Turkmensenagat export – import OJSC). Total amount of transac

46 transactions have been registered at the trades of the State Commodity and Raw Material Exchange of Turkmenistan last week.

The Central Bank of Turkmenistan has ordered financial institutions to stop making cash payments in US dollars to those who get their salaries paid in foreign currency effective 1 April, 2020. “The black market” of foreign currency immediately responded to this decision.  Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that as of 2 April, 2020 the dollar buying rate was 21 manats and the dol

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Gylydjov Chary is severely reprimanded for the improper execution of the official duties, weakening control over the activities of the ministries and departments under his supervision.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the “Türkmenhimiýa” State Concern, Niyazlyev Niyazly Myradovich is severely reprimanded for the improper execution of the official duties, serious shortcomings in his work.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Lebap Velayat Khyakim, Amangeldiyev Shohrat Annagurbanovich is reprimanded for the improper execution of his official duties, shortcomings in his work.

03.04.2020 | Outcomes of Turkmenistan development in the first quarter of 2020 reviewed at the session of the Government

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held extended video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers on summing up the outcomes of work of the Government in the first quarter of the year.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Gylydjov Chary is severely reprimanded for the improper execution of the official duties, weakening control over the activities of the ministries and departments under his supervision.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the “Türkmenhimiýa” State Concern, Niyazlyev Niyazly Myradovich is severely reprimanded for the improper execution of the official duties, serious shortcomings in his work.

In accordance with the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, Lebap Velayat Khyakim, Amangeldiyev Shohrat Annagurbanovich is reprimanded for the improper execution of his official duties, shortcomings in his work.

During the extended meeting of the Government on April 3, dedicated to the results of the first quarter of this year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined that today, the world had faced a very difficult situation. International experts from various agencies forecast that coronavirus pandemic causes global recession in 2020.

“Chronicles of Turkmenistan” continues to monitor the situation regarding the mass poisoning of Turkmen nationals in Turkey. On 13-14 March, 2020 the 61st patient, who was poisoned, was admitted to hospital. As of today 55 people have been buried at the Kilyos cemetery near Istanbul. The details for six of them remain unknown. Plaques with the first and last names appeared at 38 graves whereas one

Turkmen news, with reference to its sources in Petronas, Dragon Oil and Bouygues reports that the Central Bank of Turkmenistan has ordered financial institutions to stop making cash payments in US dollars to those who get their salaries paid in foreign currency effective 1 April, 2020. This means that an employee whose salary was $1000, for example, can get 3500 manats in the bank despite the fact

Aspects of military reform and improvement of patriotic education in publications of profile magazine

First year issue of quarterly National Army (Milli goşun) magazine of the Ministry of Defence has been published. Public and political, military and historical, scieentiifc and methodological magazine is aimed at patriotic education of youth and on highlighting of the course of military reform initiated by President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Army General Gurbanguly Be

Priority aspects of Turkmen – Georgian dialog discussed in distant format

Wide spectrum of issues of Turkmen – Georgian cooperation has been discussed during the session of representatives of Turkmenistan and Georgia, which was held in the format of video conference session. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that our neutral state is always open for fruitful cooperation with all interested foreign partners, including with Georgia, which our country connected wit

02.04.2020 | President of Turkmenistan has telephone conversation with President of Tatarstan, the Russian Federation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Russian Federation, Rustam Minnikhanov.

First year issue of quarterly National Army (Milli goşun) magazine of the Ministry of Defence has been published. Public and political, military and historical, scieentiifc and methodological magazine is aimed at patriotic education of youth and on highlighting of the course of military reform initiated by President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Army General Gurbanguly Be

Wide spectrum of issues of Turkmen – Georgian cooperation has been discussed during the session of representatives of Turkmenistan and Georgia, which was held in the format of video conference session.

The state information agency TDH reports that on 1 April, 2020 it was announced at the board meeting of Turkmenistan’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs that Aleksandr Dadayev will resign from the post of the Chairperson due to his retirement. Dovran Khudaiberdyev, Former Deputy Chairperson of the organization, will temporarily be appointed acting Chairperson of Turkmenistan’s Union of Ind

Bird population of Caspian region: Interesting fact

On April 1, nature lovers all over the world observed International Birds Day, the global list of which contains more than 8,600 species. On this background, I would like readers to get familiar with brief analysis of birds population of one of the most interesting regions of our country – Caspian region. Owing to geographic location, biggest Eastern-African and Asian migration routes of Eurasian

A week after the closure, fitness studios and sports facilities have resumed their operations in Ashgabat after being disinfected. The disinfection works were also carried out in kindergartens and schools. Let us recall that school spring holidays were extended for another week. Kindergarten teachers were obliged to work at weekends and help to wash and disinfect the classrooms. Meanwhile, an empl

Since early March Turkmen nationals who arrived in Turkmenistan on inbound international flights have been obliged to undergo a two-week quarantine in Turkmenabat. Men need to spend two weeks in a camping site whereas women and children are taken to hospitals, including the infectious diseases hospital. Women in hospitals are divided into two groups – those who have increased temperature and

On 19 March, 2020 non-residents were unexpectedly denied access to Ashgabat as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  Police officers did not allow access to the capital to the inhabitants of provinces. Three days later the city was re-opened for entry but rail passengers and those who tried to enter the capital by road got their temperatures taken. Correspondents of  “Chronicles of Turk

Alexander Dadayev released from his post of the Chairman of the UIET due to retirement

Session of the Board of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs took place today. Current issues for further development of private business in the country have been discussed at the session. Organizational issue, according to which it was decided to satisfy application of A. Dadayev on his retirement from the post of the Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenis

Working Group under the Constitutional Commission analyzes proposals

A regular meeting of the Working Group under the Constitutional Commission on the development and generalization of proposals on amendments to the Constitution of Turkmenistan was held in the Mejlis. The Working Group was established on the instruction of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in accordance with the decisions of the Halk Maslahaty taken place last year. The Working Group consists of

In accordance with the Resolution of President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: First-class lawyer Roziyev Toyly Allanazarovich is released from the position as the Prosecutor of the Bayramali Etrap, Mary velayat and is appointed as the Military Prosecutor of the Ahal Velayat; First-class lawyer Amanmyradov Kakadjan Kanalovich is released

A regular meeting of the Working Group under the Constitutional Commission on the development and generalization of proposals on amendments to the Constitution of Turkmenistan was held in the Mejlis.

In accordance with the Resolution of President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov:

01.04.2020 | Outcomes of activity of security forces in January – March reviewed at the session of the State Security Council

President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, Army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held session of the State Security Council where outcomes of work of military and law enforcement agencies for three months of the year and priority objectives in near term have been discussed.

Session of the Board of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs took place today. Current issues for further development of private business in the country have been discussed at the session.

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that the reсonstruction of the hippodrome is underway and the builders are working in two shifts. The construction works need to be completed by the Day of the Turkmen Horse, which is celebrated on last Sunday of April. The regional office of Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Construction and Architecture is responsible for completion of the construct

Remarkably Versatile Talent of a Person and an Artist: An Exhibition Commemorating Aman Amangeldyev

The Museum of Fine Arts is currently running an exhibition of works by People’s Artist of Turkmenistan Aman Amangeldyev. The artist, who passed away a short time ago, would have turned 90. A 1979 self-portrait opens the exhibition. Although Aman Amangeldyev may look like a stranger to those who did not know him so well, works by the artist, gifted to accurately capture on canvas the true spirit, a

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that in rural areas it is becoming more problematic to purchase essential groceries at state prices.   The residents were last able to buy a monthly ration of flour in January. Vegetable oil has not been available in state-run stores for three months. Groceries are available in the markets but prices hit hard in the pockets of the majority of r

31.03.2020 | President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visits the Institute of the Ministry of Interior

President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country, army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Institute of the Ministry of Interior where inspected educational work and organization of practical training.

On 30 March, 2020, teachers in Turkmenistan’s schools were notified that the spring school holidays had been extended until 6 April, 2020.   A female teacher from an Ashgabat school told a correspondent of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” that supervising teachers were charged with the task of calling all students and informing parents that the schoolchildren will have an additional week of spring bre