A scientific forum dedicated to the Turkmen-Japanese cooperation was held at the Oguz Khan Engineering and Technology University of Turkmenistan. According to the ORIENT news agency, the purpose of the meeting is to update the understanding of relations between Japan and Turkmenistan through science and technology, as well as to deepen students' interest in these areas.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan Takahiko Katsumata made a welcoming speech at the forum. According to the diplomat, currently Japanese companies in Turkmenistan are taking part in projects for processing natural gas and producing polyethylene and polypropylene (Toyo Engineering), carbamide fertilizers (Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation), and also gasoline (Kawasaki Heavy Industries).
In addition, Japanese companies are promoting construction projects for gas turbines and thermal power plants (Sumitomo Corp.) in order to increase electricity supplies to Afghanistan.
The ambassador also noted the significant contribution of these projects to the further socio-economic development of Turkmenistan, in particular, through the diversification of industry, the inflow of foreign currency, and the creation of additional jobs.
During the scientific forum, representatives of Japanese companies talked about how Japanese technology is used in large-scale projects in Turkmenistan. This will be a good opportunity to gain knowledge that will expand the potential of students in the future.