The Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

On December 23 the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held the regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers at which topical issues of the state life were considered.

Vice-chairman of the Cabinet Ya. Kakayev reported on the realization course of "Programs of development of the oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan for the period till 2030", advances of a number of the large investment projects designed to strengthen the production capacity of domestic energy industry.

Vice-chairman also reported on performance of the instructions which had been earlier given by the head of state concerning further improvement of activity of the enterprises of the oil and gas industry.

Having heard the report, the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the vice-chairman to concern increase in effectiveness of work of structural divisions of the oil and gas industry. As it was noted, the prime attention had to be paid to introduction of new scientific achievements, innovative technologies in the field of investigation, drilling and development of hydrocarbon fields, to attraction of foreign investments into large infrastructure projects, including development of oil and gas storerooms of the Caspian Sea, diversification of supply of natural gas to the world markets of sale, to construction of the modern gas-chemical complexes which are turning out a wide range of products.

"Effective use of enormous hydrocarbon resources of Turkmenistan, which is among world energy powers, is intended to promote realization of huge potential of national economy, increase in welfare of the Turkmen people, and also the solution of questions of ensuring energy security that is an important factor of dynamic social and economic development in regional and global scales", the head of state emphasized.

Among other questions which were considered at the government meeting – are carrying out seasonal agricultural works, the course of construction of the Garlyk mining plant on production of potash fertilizers built in the Koytendag Etrap of Lebap Region, improvement of the Turkmen capital.

The head of state heard the report on construction of the new enterprise for production of sugar with capacity of 120 thousand tons of production in a year in the etrap Serdar of Balkan Region. Now project works are performed and laying of the base of this object which will be equipped with the modern hi-tech equipment of the European production is conducted. It is planned to finish installation and construction works in 2018.

Special attention during the meeting was paid to realization "The state program for 2015-2020 of the state youth policy in Turkmenistan", including, to creation at Academy of Sciences of the country and Central Office of the Youth organization of Makhtumkuli Centre of young scientists. The president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted feasibility to announce the international tender for a building construction for new faculty of National institute of sport and tourism.

The questions connected with presidency of Turkmenistan at the Conference on the Energy Charter in 2017 also became a subject of detailed consideration.

The president of Turkmenistan signed a number of Resolutions, including, about a subscription to the first half of the year 2017 to the periodicals published abroad, about creation of Fund for preserving and improvement of historical and cultural monuments in case of National administration on protection, studying and restoration of historical and cultural monuments of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan, and also about creation of the organizing committee on holding the actions connected with presidency of Turkmenistan at the Conference on the Energy Charter in 2017, etc.

At the meeting some other questions of the state life were considered, relevant decisions on them were made.

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