Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov welcomed the participants of the International Gas Congress of Turkmenistan

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed a welcome Address to the participants of the opening of the X International gas Congress of Turkmenistan in the National tourist zone "Avaza". Congratulating on the beginning of the forum, the Turkmen leader expressed confidence that the traditional gas Congress would open up broad prospects for establishing and strengthening fruitful cooperation and developing friendly ties.

Independent Turkmenistan, being one of the richest countries in the world in terms of hydrocarbon resources, seeks to use its natural resources in the interests not only of the Turkmen people, but also of the peoples of the region and the entire planet. The gas Congress promotes the development of partnerships between the oil and gas industry of our country and foreign companies. Undoubtedly, this forum will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate national potential and enhance promising business ties, the message says.

The Congress is also of great importance in the context of increasing the pace of industrialization of Turkmenistan, diversification of the national economy, attracting investments for the joint development of oil and gas fields, the implementation of priority programs for the production of products in high demand on the world market.

Specialists participating in the X International gas Congress of Turkmenistan, along with the consideration of topical issues, will exchange views and explore proposals for gas pipeline export opportunities, development of the most important areas of gas processing and attracting investments in the gas chemical industry, construction of new production facilities in the oil and gas industry, the Appeal says President.

As the head of state noted, at present the main requirement is the introduction of advanced science, new technologies and equipment in the oil and gas chemical industries, ensuring their environmental safety.

Today, our country exports "blue" fuel to the people's Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline is progressing rapidly. The implementation of this major gas pipeline project will have a positive impact on strengthening the economies of all States in the region.

Turkmenistan is not limited to using the huge opportunities associated with the export of natural gas. We also pay great attention to the development of the processing industry in the country. This is evidenced by the objects under construction in recent years. Put into operation last year – 2018 – polymer plant in Kiyanly, gas chemical complex for the production of gasoline from natural gas in Ovadandepe, commissioning which entered the final stage, are the largest production facilities not only in the region but also around the world. So Turkmenistan expects a great future in this sector, - the President expressed confidence.

The address also noted the scale of the ongoing work on the phased development of the gas field "Galkynysh", and to attract investment in this area in our country created excellent conditions and a favorable investment climate.

Turkmen land is rich in natural resources, there are many mineral deposits. In recent years, exploration, production and processing of natural gas have become the requirements of the day. It is impossible to imagine the solution of economic issues in isolation from the fuel and energy complex. Strengthening cooperation with foreign countries in the oil and gas industry, Turkmenistan takes an active part in addressing these issues. It will be so in the future, the Turkmen leader emphasizes.

I am sure that the Congress will contribute to the enhancement of international cooperation in the gas industry and will become an open platform for the exchange of experience, the presidential Address says.

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