On December 8 the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held the enlarged meeting of Cabinet council devoted to results of social and economic development of the country in eleven months 2017. During the meeting results of activities of the government, work of the ministries and industry departments were considered, an assessment of implementation of Presidential and other national converting programs was given.
Opening the meeting, the head of the state reported about the decision on the eve of a big holiday – the International day of Neutrality to adopt the legal act for acceptance in citizenship of Turkmenistan 1690 people living in the territory of our country, representatives of 21 nationalities.
Also the President of Turkmenistan signed the Decree "About Pardon of the Condemned Persons on the occasion of the International Day of a Neutrality" according to which 697 citizens will be exempted from further execution of punishment.
Further, addressing participants of the meeting, the head of the state reported about a good news – inclusion of the Turkmen national art of singing and dance of a kushtdepdi in the Representative list of non-material cultural heritage of mankind of UNESCO. This decision was unanimously made during the 12th session of Intergovernmental committee on preserving non-material cultural heritage which took place on December 7, 2017 in the city of Cheju (Republic of Korea).
"This fact confirms recognition of huge value of national culture of the Turkmen people – the integral component of universal heritage. Kushtdepdi as a picturesque model of folklore creativity, reflecting symbiosis of historical and cultural traditions and spiritual experience of the nation, shows a striking example of a harmonious combination of traditions of the past and creative energy of the present", the leader of the nation told. "As you know, earlier, along with historical and cultural monuments "Ancient Merv", "Kunyaurgench", "Nissa" in the List of the World heritage of UNESCO destan Gyorogly was accepted".
Having congratulated attendees and all turkmenistanets on this significant event, the head of the state emphasized need of further work on broad promoting of national cultural heritage.
In turn, the vice-chairman of Cabinet council M. Babayev reported on results of work of the entities of fuel and energy complex in eleven months.
Information on the indicators reached in the sphere of oil and gas condensate production and also in the field of conversion of hydrocarbon raw materials was heard. It was reported that the plan for gasoline production was implemented for 102,1 percent, diesel fuel – for 101,1 percent, polypropylene – for 104,3 percent, lubricant oils – for 102,6 percent, the liquefied gas – for 107,8 percent. In comparison with the same period of last year growth rate of production of natural and associated gas made 103,4 percent, export of natural gas – 103,7 percent.
The vice-chairman reported on the course of a construction of the Turkmen section of the pipeline of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India which is conducted according to the approved plan.
The President of Turkmenistan gave specific instructions on increase in rates of the transformations performed in the oil and gas industry and establishing effective activities of energy industry.
The President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused attention on important issues of the oil-and-gas sector. The head of the state emphasized need to stir up activities for investment attraction for further development of energy industry, a responsible approach to matching of the managerial personnel, capable specialists and also to take effective measures for the purpose of implementation of "The development program of the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan until 2030". As the leader of the nation noted, first of all it concerned such aspects as oil extraction growth in volumes on the operated fields, development of new prospective areas, use of modern technologies of oil extraction.
Having announced the chairman of the State concern "Turkmennebit" D. Hadzhiyev a serious reprimand for the shortcomings allowed in work and having warned about need of their fastest elimination, the President of Turkmenistan signed the relevant document.
During the meeting the director of Public service of fight against economic crimes M. Chakyev reported on the carried-out inspections in a number of the ministries and departments.
During checks in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the population, the Ministry of agricultural and water management, entities of the Ministry of a rail transport, the State concern "Turkmennebit", Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries, State Committee of fishery, cases of abuse of office of some ranking workers, the facts of bribery, corruption were revealed, than damage was caused to the state.
Having heard the report, the President of Turkmenistan announced personnel decisions. For the massive faults allowed in work, the head of the state issued the reprimand to the CEO of Turkmenbashy COR D. Byashimov.
Summing up the results of development of the country for last eleven months, the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid attention on key aspects of domestic policy of the state. As the leader of the nation noted, since the beginning of year growth rates of national economy have been not only kept, but also increased. GDP growth was set up to 6,5 percent. In all industries of the national economy the planned increase in production amounts was reached. The sizes of the salaries, pensions and benefits were increased. In the country many new subjects to production and social appointment were constructed and put into operation.
As a result of the taken measures export volumes of domestic goods increased by 6,1 percent. At the same time almost the amount of the imported products was reduced by 21 percent. Reducing import volumes of raw materials, materials, food and nonfoods to a large extent happened at the expense of a growth in volumes of production of import-substituting products within the country.
Determining priorities for the following 2018, the President of Turkmenistan noted that, despite all available difficulties, in new year stage same task - providing the dynamic development of the country - is set. Successful implementation of social and economic programs will be promoted by the adopted Government budget for 2018 and also Stabilization fund with enough means.
Next year the large-scale construction of new roads, apartment houses, schools and other objects will be continued. Further development will be gained by power industries, the oil and gas industry, entrepreneurship. "We did all this and we do for the sake of the benefit of the native people, providing the happy life", the leader of the nation emphasized.
Having determined a growth in volumes of export of domestic production as one of priority tasks, the head of state focused attention on further work on support of a domestic entrepreneurship, creation of the joint businesses and new productions equipped with advanced technologies. In this regard the leader of the nation noted need to conduct fruitful work on reducing a share of the state in economy and expansion of the non-state sector. Due to privatization to attach to it separate public industries of spheres of economy, transport and communications, infrastructure constructions and also other numerous objects.
As the head of the state emphasized, special attention should be paid to the Development program of the country by 2030 adopted on the Council of Elders – the new economic model of development of the state designed to lay the foundation for structural transformations in all industries of economy.
At the meeting some other questions of the state life were considered, relevant decisions on them were made.