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CLOSING CEREMONY OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE WAS HELD AT THE ACADEMY OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
The US Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Regional Security Office (RSO) and Office of the Legal Attache of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) jointly organized a training course on crisis supervision for the senior management of the MIA.
Official Welcoming Ceremony of the Prime Minister of Georgia Held at the Residence of the Government of the Republic of Armenia
The Official Visit of Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia has started.
A welcoming ceremony was held at the Residence of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
The Head of Government of Georgia was hosted by Nikol Pashinyan, incumbent Prime Minister of Armenia.
National anthems of the two countries were performed.
Prime Ministers are scheduled to make statements to the media after a face-to-face and extended meetings between Irakli Garibashvili and Nikol Pashinyan at the residence of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
Press Service of the Government Administration
The main New Year Tree of the country was lit up with bright light of colourful garlands on the square in front of Älem Cultural and Entertainment Centre, having announced that New Year 2019 is coming soon.
Organizers of current event have made their best, having transformed Älem Square into fairy take oriental country using the stories from the book of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Silk Road”.
Arch shaped construction decorated with bright lights invites to New Year fairy tale. Numerous LED compositions and figures are projected at the stage with characters of Turkmen national fairy tales in combination with modern and New Year symbols. Piggy, the symbol of 2019, sees off joyful alabay puppy, the symbol of 2018, in the foreground.
Tall ‘yurtas’ with generous gifts and treats shining with filigree gold represent four corners of the Earth. Caravan of camels walking along snow-filled roads is loaded not only with oriental gifts but also with sweets and children toys.
One can meet Ak Pamyk, beautiful girl and her seven brothers, young beauties spending their time playing national musical instruments and characters of modern fairy tales and cartoons.
Fluffy beauty in splendid dress of thousands shining toys crowned with octagon start with figure of 2019 is in the centre of impressive panorama. The height of the tree is 38 meters. Thousands of young Ashgabat citizens and guests of the capital, folk and dance bands, circus and theatre artists in carnival dress, characters of favourite fairy tales have gathered together around the tree in euphoria waiting for celebration performance.
Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk are hurrying to join them for the celebration. Having climbed down for distant Koytendag Mountains, white-beard old man went on journey around the country. Amul Stronghold, which used to be one of the largest cities of ancient Khorasan, was the first destination point in his route across Lebap Velayat. The travellers have also visited modern Turkmenabat, on the central square of which the guests took part in ceremonial meeting at the main New Year Tree of the velayat.
Upon arrival to Murgab Oasis, the travellers have visited the observatory located in the building of Mary Velayat Library. Ayaz Baba and his companions flew y magic carpet ride to Ahal Velayat where the guests have enjoyed the performance of art bands of the region.
Traveller caravan was seen off with good wishes to the northern region of the country. the State Historical and Cultural Reserve Kunyaurgench, which is entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is the main sightseeing of Dashoguz Velayat.
Thereafter, magic carpet ride took the travellers to Balkan velayat. White-marble vessel Bagtiyarlyk took them to Turkmenbashy International Seaport, which opening was one of remarkable events of the year. Performance with participation of young singer and dancers has been expanded at the square with New Year Tree in the centre.
With a wave of a magic wand, Ayaz Baba and his companions are taken to Ashgabat. Brightly decorated motorcade of white cabriolets escorted by the caravan of double-deckers with young passengers who came for celebration from different parts of the country, started moving along the main streets of the city.
The procession was greeted by numerous residents of Ashgabat and sign and dance folk groups. Having reached Archabyl Avenue and replaced the cabriolet with snow-white carriage with fast ahalteke horse, Ayza Baba and his companions arrived in the square in front of Älem Cultural and Entertainment Centre.
Finally, long-waited guests proceeded through the arch full of lights followed by joyful songs of the kids and bright carnival filled the square. Enchanting New Year performance with the participation of theatre collectives of the capital, young artists of the Children and Youth Palace and art schools as well as popular singers has expanded around New Year Tree.
Happy laughter, jokes, joyful dances and stage plays with the participation of favourite characters of national Turkmen fairly tales – all this whirlpool of amazing adventures involved not only children but numerous adults as well. Tasty treats and surprises from Ayaz Baba were the best gift for the children.
Beautiful New Year Tree, which was light up with numerous lights by the magic wand of Ayaz Baba was the top event of the celebration. All New Year trees, which were placed on the main squares of the cities and towns of our country, where bright performances have also taken place, put on the lights at this moment. The event was finished with big celebration concert at the main New year Tree of the country.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the flower-laying ceremony at the S.A.Niyazov Monument at the capital’s 10 Years of Independence Park to pay tribute to the first President of Turkmenistan.
Remembering the deceased is a Turkmen people’s time-honored tradition established thousands of years ago and transmitted from generation to generation; the tradition that is being continued with dignity in the modern era thanks to the humane policy pursued by the head of state.
This magnificent monument and a museum that opened last year in Kipchak at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov symbolize the warm tribute paid by the people of our country to the blessed memory of Saparmurat Niyazov who made a tremendous contribution to the establishment of independence, strengthening of sovereignty and recognition of Turkmenistan’s neutrality.
Early in the morning, the head of state arrived at the square in front of the capital’s 10 Years of Independence Park.
The Chair of the National Parliament, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement authorities, ministries and sectoral agencies, the mayor of Ashgabat, members of the clergy, representatives of public organizations, mass media, honorable elders, students and Ashgabat’s numerous residents gathered here.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the S.A.Niyazov Monument and laid a wreath at its foot. The head of state was followed by the participants of the ceremony who laid flowers to the monument.
This event became an expression of our people’s profound respect for the blessed memory of the first President of Turkmenistan.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
Social and Cultural Centre of the Olympic village hosted the closing ceremony of the World Weightlifting Championship and the award ceremony of the winning men and women teams.
The event was forestalled by official ceremony of the flag of International Weightlifting Federation conferment to representative of the country, which would host the world tournament in 2019 – the Kingdom of Thailand. As it was said it would be difficult to surpass Turkmenistan by the level of organization of the championship as everything was on top level in this place.
It is great honour and big responsibility to hold the events of such level, however, Turkmenistan, having again been the host of big sport competitions, which gathered numerous guests from all over the world, managed this excellently. It was said by the sportsmen who came to Ashgabat from hundred countries, their coaches, journalists of leading world media, specialized magazines and TV channels and representatives of the International Weightlifting Federation.
According to titled athletes, sport experts and heads of the delegation, Ashgabat deserves not only to host the world tournaments but the Olympic Games as well. There are all conditions for it, which meet the requirements of such level including super modern sport infrastructure of the Olympic village of our capital.
Fiery contests and bright emotions continued for 10 days in the Martial Arts Complex. One world record holder was replaced by new. The records were like fierce hailstorm with every hit of the weight on the podium.
All sportsmen contested vigorously for the medals throughout the first decade of November, however, despite strong competition, the intent for open and trustful communication and friendship united them all.
At gala dinner organized for the delegates of Ashgabat 2018 World Weightlifting Championship, the gratitude was expressed to the team of the International Weightlifting Federation as well as to the personnel of Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation, volunteers and to all who made input to the success of this grandiose event, which became new platform for future dialog and further cooperation.
It was excellent opportunity for us to study the practice of number of the countries and national federations in development of weightlifting and to gain useful knowledge, which would be used in the future.
Rich cultural programme has been prepared for the guests of the country. It helped them to know Turkmen history and rich national heritage, its ancient original traditions, to taste and fall in love with Turkmen cuisine, to see the attractions of white-marble Ashgabat.
Current championship was held with outstanding success not only by the number of records but also because the best technical and organizational conditions were created for this in order the satisfaction with the competitions would be received by athletes and fans, President of International Weightlifting Federation Tamas Ajan said in his speech congratulating everybody on such big sport festival.
Every sportsman represented his country and the flag of his homeland with pride. They give positive charge to numerous spectators by their performance and wrote new page in the history of the weightlifting, which literally started from new page. This history started in Ashgabat.
Award ceremony of men’s and women’s team who won in team count took place afterward. The awards were also conferred to Turkmen sportsmen who distinguished themselves at the World Championship.
The team of the People’s Republic of China is on the first position by total medal count, Thailand is on the second and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the third place.
Representative of Turkmenistan also received commemorative souvenirs from International Weightlifting Federation.
The best volunteer and excellent employee also received presents. Their smiles, affability, help and immaculate performance of their duties make the stay of thousands of people in the Olympic village to be comfortable and pleasant. This is the way they continued the traditions of hospitality inherited from the ancestors since the time of the great Silk Road, which historical phenomenon is restored in modern Ashgabat as a bridge connecting the countries and nations.
The World Championship is over, having become an excellent festival, which gave unforgettable impression and joy to all of us. Many people simply fell in love with the weightlifting due to its strong emotions, which charged everyone with intent to sport victories. Yet, the country improved the pride of all Turkmenistan citizens for their country.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
In the morning, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the opening ceremony of polymeric plant in Kyanly settlement, which would be the largest petrochemical facility in the region for polyethylene and polypropylene production.
Vehicle of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrives in the facility. The Head of the State is greeted by the Speaker of the Mejlis, members of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement agencies and Hyakim of Balkan Velayat.
The President of Turkmenistan goes to the place of the event. Exhibition demonstrating rich history and culture of Turkmen nation is opened in front of petrochemical complex. Music and dance composition with the participation of art collectives of Balkan Velayat added bright colours to the palette of event.
At the main entrance to the territory of new facility, the Head of the State cut symbolical ribbon under the applauses of the participants opening polymeric plant. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov goes to the building where the event is to take place. The Head of the State is accompanied by foreign businessmen – the managers of Korean LG International Corporation and Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. And Turkish Çalik Holding, which are old partners of our country in realization of big infrastructural projects as well as Japanese TOYO Engineering Corporation, for which polymeric plant in Kiyanly became the first big project in Turkmenistan.
It was mentioned during the conversation that realization of this large-scale projects would be new important step in expansion of production capacity of national oil and gas industry, which development is treated with great importance. Intensification of gas processing segment is very current due to leading position of Turkmenistan in the world by gas reserves.
Turkmenistan pays great attention to the cooperation with Japan and the Republic of Korea including in the context of development of constructive dialog with the countries of Asian Pacific Region as one of strategic directions of its foreign policy and economic activity. Every year, this partnership, which is built of long-term basis under existing intergovernmental agreements and contract, gains new stimulus and specific content.
The Head of the State came up to the building where participants and guests of current event including the members of the Government, the Mejlis deputies, leaders of ministries and departments, public organizations, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, representatives of national and foreign mass media have gathered. All of them greeted National leader with loud applauses.
Addressing the participants, Turkmen leader congratulated all on this remarkable event – opening of new petrochemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene in Kianly Settlement, Balkan Velayat.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that recently, the 27th anniversary of independence of our country was widely celebrated. Before the Independence Day, the first session of the People’s Council has been conducted on high organizational level. During the session, important objectives for provision of further comprehensive and dynamic development of the country have been outlined.
For example, the volume of the main investments to the economy has grown by more than 50 times for the years of Independence. 68 percent of the investments, which make 124 billion UD dollars, were sent to production sphere, which allowed building more than 200 big facilities.
As is known, our state has huge hydrocarbon reserves and takes leading positions in the world by number of deposits, the Head of the State continued. Recently, big work is carried out for production and processing of this valuable material and its stable and reliable supply to consumers. Such large facility as Garabogazkarbamid plant, which was also put into operation recently, can be brought as example.
This year, the construction of Afghan part of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas pipeline has been launched. The opening of new transnational gas line will give the opportunity to supply the above-mentioned countries with 33 billion cubic meters of Turkmen gas per year.
It is very important for provision of prosperous life of Turkmen people, achievement of peace and sustainable development on the region and on the planet, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.
At the same time, our country not just export of mineral resources including natural gas to foreign markets but also pays great attention to the processing of raw materials. Efficient work aimed at production of necessary high quality and competitive goods from own resources is carried out.
This is visually indicated by the opening of new petrochemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene in Kiyanly, which construction started on April 22, 2014. This big investment project to the amount of more than 3 billion 400 million US dollars was completed by the State Concern Turkmengaz together with Korean and Japanese companies. Production capacities of new complex were designed for processing of five billion cubic meters of gas per year.
High technology equipment of the facility allows producing 386 thousand tons of polyethylene and 81 thousand tons of polypropylene per year. After extraction of ethane and butane, which are used for production of the polymers, the remaining 4.5 billion cubic meters of pure gas would be delivered to gas pipeline system.
Qualified personnel has been trained for work at this high technology facility. More than 1,000 people had a training in training centres of the country and abroad. The plant has all conditions for productive work and comfort rest. The complex has canteen, hall and sport ground.
In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the gratitude to all specialists and construction personnel who participated in creation of this powerful modern facility as well as to the representatives of Japanese and Korean companies.
The facility, which construction was planned under the Programme of development of oil and gas industry of the country until 2030, became visual evidence of turning of independent neutral Turkmenistan into industrially developed state and the country producing ready-made commodities as well as the evidence of great-scale work that is done in the sphere of using natural resources for the interests of the nation, the President highlighted.
The Head of the State noted that strict attention is paid to the requirements of ecological safety during construction of various facilities in Turkmenistan. Great attention is also paid to the introduction of innovations and modern technologies. All these aspects were considered during construction of new facility.
Opening of new powerful complex would support the improvement of positions of our country not only at the world market of oil and gas resources but polymeric products as well, the President of Turkmenistan said, having expressed the confidence that this facility would make significant input to the current achievements of the country and would serve for many years to future generations.
Having congratulated the participants again on the opening of new big petrochemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene, the Head of the State wished strong health, happy and prosperous life to all and great success in work to the personnel of the plant. The speech of the Head of Turkmenistan was welcomed by load applauses.
The ceremony was continued by foreign guests. First, the floor was given to representative of Julius Kun Institute (Germany), Doctor of Agronomy and Gardening Margit Olle. Having noted that petrochemical complex in Kiyanly has been recognized as high technology innovative facility by Julius Kun Institute, Mrs Olle presented the relative Certificate and badge to the director of the plant.
Senior Advisor of the Environmental Health Trust (USA) Robert Dubua Morris noted that activity of his organization is aimed at the environmental protection and protection of public from potential ecological threats. It can be achieved by wise planning of economic activity, wide implementation of clean, environmentally friendly innovative technologies during realization of big industrial projects.
Construction of petrochemical complex in Kiyanly, which can be easily called as an exemplary from protection of Caspian Sea environment and provision of favourable ecological situation for the residents of the region point of view, is exactly this project, the guest noted and awarded the Certificate and relevant sign to the director of the plant.
After, the floor was given to Energy Department Head of Paul Sherrer Scientific and Research Institute (Switzerland), Professor, Doctor Urs Veidmann. Having warmly congratulated the Head of Turkmenistan on successful completion of construction of innovative energy complex, the representative of the largest scientific centre of Switzerland awarded the Certificate of Stability and Efficiency and relative sign to the director of polymeric plant.
Having thanked the guests for awards and certificates, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that he accepts it as the sign of high international rating of Turkmenistan, recognition of its success in use of innovative technologies during the construction of various facilities.
The President highlighted that large-scale industrial programme in the country is closely connected with environmental protection issues. Supporting the efforts of the world community for reduction of green gases emission, Turkmenistan pays great attention to wide implementation of modern environmentally safe and resource saving technologies in industry including in oil and gas, power energy and chemical spheres.
Having said that innovations and the best world practice would be introduced to all these spheres of the economy, the Head of the State expressed the gratitude for the recognition and support of the work carried out by Turkmenistan in this direction.
After, short video presentation about huge potential, success and achievements of national oil and gas complex was demonstrated to the participants on panoramic display in 360 degrees format with use of special effects and laser technology.
The culmination comes and under the applauses of the participants President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov starts the operation of polymeric plant pushing the button.
The monitors demonstrate the video, which was also made by special video equipment, about new facility and process of production of polyethylene and polypropylene.
The State Concern Turkmengaz completed 3 billion 400 million US dollars project together with foreign partners – LG International and Hyundai Engineering (the Republic of Korea) as well as TOYO Engineering Corporation (Japan). Three side contract was signed during official visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Japan in 2013.
The facility has modern equipment from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and other European countries. It has four main technological installations – gas separation, ethane processing, polypropylene and polyethylene production units. All processes are automated and control form the central post.
Advanced engineering solutions were implemented during installation of auxiliary systems of sea water intake and desalination, utilization, treatment and recycled use of process water, steam, air and nitrogen production, fire system, etc. The complex is with power from gas turbine generator. It has warehouses for chemical agents and ready-made polymeric products.
Production of polymers at Liyanly petrochemical complex is based on modern technologies, which distinguishing feature is a deep extraction of all additional components from raw material by unique schemes. In particular, COREFLUX™ technology is used at gas separation unit, which provides efficient extraction of methane and ethane from natural gas as well as widely used technology for extraction of so called ‘sour gases’ and mercury mixtures.
The ethane unit is designed for processing of 685,000 tons of hydrocarbon materials per year.
It is worth mentioning that the facility has developed the production of high-density polyethylene from the polymerization reaction of ethylene under law pressure. Innovene™S technology, which is among the three of the most utilized technologies in the world petrochemical industry, is used in this case. The licence was issued by INEOS Technologies (UK), which is one of the biggest international corporations that has chemical facilities bought from such giant of the industry as BP, ICI and BASF. By the way, this is the first licence of Innovene™S from INEOS Technologies in Central Asia.
Open door and beneficial interstate cooperation policy of the President of Turkmenistan, high growth rates of national economy, large-scale programmes of development of industrial sector, favourable investment climate make good prepositions for activation of the partnership with foreign business circles and wide implementation of the world practice in many spheres, first in scientifically based and high technology branches.
This is visually indicated by the fact that project of construction of Kiyanly petrochemical complex received special award of TFX (UK) as one of the ten best projects of Europe and Asia, which is financed by export credit agencies.
Total amount of credit agreements signed by the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan with Japanese International Cooperation Bank, Export and Import Bank of Korea and the Syndicate of financial institutions of Japan, Germany, France, Korea, China, Italy, Austria and Switzerland participating in the project us more than 2.5 billion US dollars.
All of these visually illustrate the interest and willingness to investment and technological cooperation with Turkmenistan from big world business, which indicate the trust to our country as to reliable, stable and responsible partners with good reputation, high international authority and big perspectives of growth.
After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the section of ready-made production, which includes seven types of polyethylene and five types of polypropylene received in the process of adding of various components to polymeric material. This process, which is called compounding, gives the opportunity to modify the spectrum of the main features of polymeric item. Special equipment including the extruder is used for this important operation.
The granules of ready-made product go the warehouse where it is packed in bags of various weight.
Being very solid, durable and resistant to acids, bases, greases and oils as well as having excellent di electrical features, the polyethylene is used as a material for production of industrial and household products like films, plastic bags, pipes, cable insulation. Chemical containers, barrels, toys, dishware, kitchen and bathroom ware, sewing and furniture accessories, spares for vehicles and household equipment as well as big construction as playgrounds, wells, flyovers, etc. are made of the polyethylene.
Granulated polypropylene is highly requested at the world markets. The demand for this product is constantly growing in the last decade, which is related to several factors. This polymer is easy to process and has unique features like light weight, durability, resistance to high temperatures. Due to innovative technologies, there are more and more fields for its application. Wide variety of goods starting from packing film and plastic dishware to high technology details for cars and household electronics is made of polypropylene these days.
It is worth to mention that this summer, biaxial oriented polypropylene film facility with annual output of 21,000 tons has been put into operation at Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex.
As is known, the Garabogazkarbamid plant was opened one month ago in Caspian region with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and today, the monitors installed at Kiyanly petrochemical complex demonstrated the footages of the shipment of the first batch of production exported from the Garabogazkarbamid plant.
After familiarization with this production section, the President of Turkmenistan left the entry in the Book of Honoured Guests.
Specialists of the complex expressed the gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for construction of modern production facility of petrochemical industry with comfort conditions for work of personnel and assured that they would work hard.
On behalf of the personnel of oil and gas industry, the Head of the State receive commemorative gift.
Having wished success in work to the personnel of the plant, the Head of the State presented them with the keys for new vehicles.
After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to the place of tree planting event, having looked around the production facilities of new industrial giant on his way.
As per tradition, the Head of the state opened autumn green campaign, having planted the first tree. The participants of the event have joined the initiative of the President. Representative of all branches of national economy as well as diplomatic corps accredited in Turkmenistan and foreign guest took part in the event.
Mass tree planting event was carried out this day all around the country.
After all events, the President of Turkmenistan went to Turkmenbashy International Airport and flew to the capital.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
On October 17, 2018, a solemn opening ceremony of the Gyyanly Polymer plant with the participation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is planned in the district of Turkmenbashi in Balkan velayat.
The launch of this enourmous enterprise which is equipped with latest technology and has productivity around 386 thousand tons per year of polyethylene and 81 thousand tons per year of polypropylene, will satisfy requests on the world market in oil and gas sector, also will increase our country’s export potential. The construction of this plant is another step towards making Turkmenistan highly industrialized state.
Turkmenistan marked the Commemorative Day of 1948 Ashgabat Earthquake as we as of the warriors lost in the battlefields. The State flags was flying half-staff on occasion of sorrowful date across the country. Mourning prayers and food donations were held all around Turkmenistan.
Early in the morning, thousands of Ashgabat residents came to «Halk hakydasy» Memorial Complex to lay the flowers to the pedestal of «Ruhy tagzym», «Milletiň ogullary», «Baky şöhrat» monuments.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in mourning flower laying ceremony to the monuments of «Halk hakydasy» Memorial Complex. The vehicle of the President stopped at the square in front of the Memorial Complex where the soldiers of the Guard of Honour have lined up.
The Head of the State was met by the Speaker of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, hyakims of the velayats and capital, leaders of ministries and departments, public organizations and mass media, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in our country, foreign businessmen, elders, students, numerous residents of the capital.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to designated place. National anthem of Turkmenistan was played, which was replaced with sorrow melody written by Nury Halmamedov for the movie “Kepchelek” (Bitter Destiny), which became musical symbol of the Commemorative Day.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov laid the flowers to the monuments «Ruhy tagzym», «Milletiň ogullary», «Baky şöhrat». As a sign of deep mourning, the Head of the State bowed his head. Ruthless disaster took the life of the grandfather of Turkmen leader – Berdymuhamed Annayev, the Great Patriotic War veteran, teacher and populariser of national cultural heritage, in that horrible October night in 1948.
Leaders of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, hyakims of velayats and Ashgabat, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, public organizations, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Turkmenistan, foreign companies, clergymen and elders, youth, numerous residents and guests of the capital laid the wreaths and bunches of flowers were after the President of country.
Natural catastrophe caused irreparable loss to Turkmen nation. Those who survived that night of October 6, 1948, when the disaster completely destroyed Turkmen capital, have demonstrated true courage, selflessness and restraint. Common trouble consolidated the power and moral spirit of people. Today, Ashgabat is a white-marble megacity, one of the most beautiful cities of the world, oasis of peace and prosperity.
Bouquets of flowers were laid to the pedestal of «Milletiň ogullary» monument, which is the symbol of national respect of the courage and resilience of Gyoktepe Fortress defenders.
The carpet of flowers covered the foot of the monument «Baky şöhrat», which was built in honour of Turkmenistan citizens lost in combat against the fascism.
After flower laying ceremony, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the participants went to the place of memorial repast.
Addressing the participants, the Head of the State noted that adherence to commemorative traditions is one of good traditions of our nation. Being the demonstration of humanity and morality, it consolidates the solidarity of the nation.
We deservingly continue national traditions that come from the depth of the centuries. Commemorative food donations and prayers are held on this day to honour the memory of heroes lost in the battlefields during the war and victims of Ashgabat earthquake in 1948.
Having laid the flowers to «Ruhy tagzym», «Milletiň ogullary», «Baky şöhrat» monuments, we paid tribute to the light memory of our compatriots who died in cruel wars and natural catastrophes, - the Head of the State said.
Turkmen people has survived terrible catastrophe in XX century – the Ashgabat Earthquake on 6 October 1948 night. Impact of natural disaster was merciless. Powerful earth quakes turned Ashgabat and more than 40 surrounding villages into ruins, having killed 176,000 people.
Having noted that courage, patriotism and humanity are mental features of our nation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that our compatriots demonstrated an example of resilience and compassion, having united and saving survived people from the ruins. Medics were fighting in hard conditions for the lives of the injured. Proper organization of rescue works, funerals of the victims, provision of the population with necessities, protection of public order allowed reducing negative impacts of the disaster. Turkmenistan citizens will always remember great support with gratitude, which was given by fraternal nations.
Continuing, the Head of the State said that our way is the way of creativeness. Prosperity of the country is provided by realization of large-scale projects and reforms in all spheres of the state life. Industrial and production, social and cultural facilities, modern houses, new villages are built and put into operation. Greatest attention is paid to development of Ashgabat to make it as international centre of political, humanitarian and business cooperation.
- We honour our prosperous life, popularize the traditions of peace-loving and friendship, improve the authority of Turkmenistan in the world arena. Our main goal is to activate multi-aspect cooperation, to consolidate the peace and friendship, to bring international relations to new level. Constructive proposals of Turkmenistan on key aspect of global and regional development have been made from the tribune of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.
The Head of the State expressed the wish that all tributes to the victims of the earthquake and wars, food donations and prayers were heard and accepted by the Almighty. Let terrible natural disasters, which takes human lives, never happen again! Let good memory of the lost compatriots stays in our heart forever! – Turkmen leader highlighted.
The President of Turkmenistan gave floor to the mufti who read commemorative prayer, after which commemorative repast have taken place. Commemorative prayer was read again after its completion.
Having wished peace, prosperity and harmony to everybody, the head of the State said goodbye to the participants of the ceremony and left the place of event.
Commemorative ceremonies took place all around the country.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov takes part in the opening ceremony of the largest in the region carbamide complexThursday, 20 September 2018 21:49
Opening ceremony of industrial facility – “Garabogazkarbamid” Plant, which supplemented production infrastructure of chemical industry of the country, took place with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Successful realization of investment project of construction of super modern complex for production of carbamide fertilizers was a significant step toward the implementation of the state strategy providing rapid large-scale diversification and modernization of national economy and increment of production capacity of processing industry. Opening of the plant in the western region of the country in close proximity to gas production fields is an important step in development of rapidly growing petrochemical industry.
The Government pays special attention to development of chemical industry as one of strategic sectors of national economy, which is reflected in the Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2018 – 2024.
Rapid capacity extension of production of different fertilizers for satisfaction of the requirement of growing national agriculture and strengthening of food security are priority directions of the development of the industry. Natural resources, big reserves of hydrocarbons and sulphur, new technologies for its processing and making of new products, all these factors allowed significantly increasing the variety and volume of mineral production including various fertilizers.
Turkmenabat chemical factory of the State Concern «Türkmenhimiýa» is one of the main facility of national chemical industry oriented for production of 225,000 tons of phosphorus fertilizers and 500,000 tons of sulphuric acid per year. At present, new complex for production of 300,000 tons of concentrated phosphorus fertilizers is under construction in this place.
Opening of the first in Turkmenistan and largest in Central Asia mining and ore-dressing complex for production of potassium salt deposits at Garlyk Field in Lebap Velayat was one of the most important events. Annual production capacity of industrial giant is 1,400,000 tons of potassium chloride and it is planned to increase the production up to 4,000,000 tons of potassium fertilizers, which are on high demand in the world market.
Industrial cluster including «Maryazot» production association, «Tejenkarbamid» and «Marykarbamid» plants as well as petrochemical complex in Mary compose the infrastructure of nitrogen fertilizer sphere in the eastern regions of the country. Realization of the project of construction of another innovative petrochemical complex in Balkan Velayat was aimed at the increment of export-oriented production.
Turkmen Garabogazgol bay is one few places on the planet where crystallization of sodium sulphate and other valuable salt minerals occurs in industrial scales in natural conditions. Construction of carbamide plant at the coast of the bay, which resources serve as material base of sulphate industry, is another step toward the establishment of multidimensional industry of the country.
Largest in the region investment project has been completed together with foreign partners - «Mitsubishi Corporation» (Japan) and «Gap Inşaat Ýatirim ve Diş Ticaret A.Ş.» (Turkey). Latest world technologies have been applied at super modern facility.
For example, development of Danish «Haldor Topsоe» will allow daily production of 2,000, making 660,000 tons of ammonia per year, which is used as the main material in production of concentrated solid nitrogen fertilizer – the carbamide. The facility will produce 3,500 tons per day and 1,155,000 tons of carbamide fertilizers per year, which will be exported by sea. For this purpose, local seaport, an important facility for shipment of carbamide abroad, was completely reconstructed. After the facility will start the production as per planned capacity output, the production of carbamide will be more than 2,000,000 tons.
Considerable part of production of «Garabogazkarbamid» is planned to be exported to foreign consumers, which already express the interest in procurement of this chemical product.
… In the morning, the helicopter of the President landed at special helipad located next to the place of event.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was met by the Speaker of the Mejlis, members of the Government, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, public organizations, ambassadors of Turkmenistan accredited in foreign countries, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and mass media, Hyakim of Balkan Velayat, Mufti of Turkmenistan, honoured elders, masters of art and culture. More than 120 specialists for foreign companies were among the guests.
Having proceeded to the main entry of «Garabogazkarbamid» plant, the Head of the State cut symbolical ribbon under loud applauses of the participants. After, having entered the meeting hall, Turkmen leader addressed the participants of the ceremony with the speech.
Having congratulated the participants with the opening of «Garabogazkarbamid» plant in Balkan Velayat, the Head of the country stated that industrial complex of the country continues developing and changing this year.
Chemical and textile industries, production of construction materials and other spheres of industrial processing are modernized on integrated and innovative bases. The industry is taken to non-resource development. Objectives of establishment of high technology production structures, increment of production volumes of various competitive goods from rich natural resources are successfully solved.
As an example, Turkmen leader mentioned ammonia factory for production of 400,000 tons of synthetic ammonia and 640,000 tons of carbamide per year, which was opened in Mary Velayat on 2014, the factory for production of 500,000 tons of sulphuric acid per year in Lebap Velayat as well as the glass production workshop in Ahal Velayat. Construction of textile complexes in Kaahka and Babadayhan etraps, Ahal Velayat are also related to Construction of textile complexes in Kaahka and Babadayhan etraps, Ahal Velayat can also be brought as good example.
The Head of the State continued that big work is carried out for improvement of wellbeing of the population together with modernization and production facilities. Just in this year, 22 living houses for 1000 families have been built and put into operation in Lebap Velayat.
Having noted the presence of huge reserves of natural gas in the country, which is used as the material for production of mineral fertilizers, the President said that this fact would allow increasing the production of nitrogen fertilizers, especially the carbamide, and to build new production facilities in the future.
«Garabogazkarbamid» pant, which was put into operation, is among large-scale investment projects, the President of the country highlighted. It has no analogues in the region as its output capacity is 1,155,000 tons of carbamide per year.
All production of this plant, which is provided with advanced technologies, is oriented for the export. Therefore, Turkmenistan made another step toward the integration into the rank of industrial developed states of the world - the exporters of chemical production.
Speaking of the partners participating in the implementation of this project, the Head of the State noted that the contract for construction of the plant for improvement of the potential of chemical industry of the country and increment of its export capabilities was signed between the State Concern «Тürkmenhimiýa» and Consortium of Japanese «Mitsubishi Corporation» and Turkish «Gap Inşaat Ýatirim ve Diş Ticaret A.Ş.» to the amount of 1,570,095,000 US dollars.
Concerning production characteristic of new facility, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that this plant, beside the main workshops for production of synthetic ammonia and carbamide, has auxiliary installations, which includes gas turbine generator as well as seawater desalination and purification unit.
3 km conveyor system has been installed for transportation of the production from the plant to the port. Jetty in the port of Garabogazgol has been completely reconstructed for the export of carbamide by sea and rivers. New berth equipped with latest technologies is able to receive two ships at the same time. Equipment of famous German “FAM” as well as two 80 tons “Liebherr” loaders have been installed for loading of the production from the plant.
Having noted that «Garabogazkarbamid» plant is able to process around 1 billion of cubic meters of gas per year and 2,000 tons of synthetic ammonia and 3,500 tons of carbamide n its base would be produced in its facilities, the President made special mention that carbamide produced by this plant has the biggest concentration of nitrogen 46.2 percent.
The facility has the most advanced equipment from the leading manufacturers in this sphere including the technologies of Danish «Haldor Topsoe» for production of ammonia, equipment of Italian «Saipem» for production carbamide synthesis and Dutch «Uhde Fertilizer Technologies» for carbamide granulation, licensed technologies of USA «UOP» in carbon dioxide workshop. Automatic system of technological control was provided by Japanese «Yokogawa».
Speaking that the plant is environmentally friendly facility as all ecological requirements have been complied with at the design stage, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that the emission of harmful substances does not exceed Turkmenistan and international standards.
With regards to social aspect, the Head of the State mentioned the 10 double-storey comfort houses for 40 families, which were built under the project.
In addition, 1000 working places have been made at «Garabogazkarbamid» plant, which would allow improving the life level of the population. I general, the Head of the State highlighted that production facility would make significant contribution to development of industrial sphere of Turkmenistan and the volumes of export of local products would increase significantly.
The President congratulated again all participants on this remarkable event, having wished them health, family wealth and success in work.
Having noted the presence of foreign guests in the ceremony, the President paid special attention in his speech to construction of modern industrial facilities making high quality and environmentally friendly production, which is one of the main directions of industrial policy of the state.
It was highlighted that all conditions are made in the country for taking chemical industry to higher level and large investments are allocated for realization of big industrial projects. innovative technologies for making production meeting international quality standards are used at new petrochemical plant. Production cycle of new plants is distinguished by environmentally friendly and efficient gas processing, which excludes the emission.
Putting of the complex into operation in Garabogaz will support multiple increment of production capacity of chemical industry. In its turn, it will enhance the export potential of the country. We well have an opportunity to increase annual production of mineral fertilizers by more than 2 million tons. The third of this production would be used for local requirements while the rest would go to interested partners, the Head of the State said.
After, Presdient Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave flor to Deputy Director of Julius Khun Institute Mireya Van Overstraeten.
Speaking of the importance of the plant for production of carbamide fertilizers built in Garabogaz, the guest highlighted that this project is one of the best in the world as the most advanced scientific based and ecological technologies have been used in its realization. Taking into account great demand on quality mineral production meeting high international standards, the opening of the facility would expand the capabilities of the country as a supplier of nitrogen fertilizers in big volumes.
Having noted that petrochemical complex has been recognized by the Institute of Soil Science and Crop Production of Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany) as big innovative facility, Mireya Van Overstraeten congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and all who took part in realization of this project on successful work, having presented the Certificate on Recognition of Use of Innovative Technologies to the director of the facility.
Director of Thunen Research Institute of Rural Areas, Forestry, Fishery and Organic Farming Gerold Rehmann was the next to make a speech. Having noted that this is an honour for him to participate in this event on occasion of the opening of super technology facility for production of carbamide in Garabogaz, the guest congratulated Turkmen leader and all participants on remarkable event, having expressed the confidence in further steadfast development of Turkmen industry based on deep processing of natural resources.
The guest handed over the Certificate of International Society for Study of Organic Farming, which recognizes petrochemical project in Garabogaz as one of the most efficient and ecologically stable.
Having expressed the gratitude to the representative of big scientific and research centre of Germany for high appraisal of industrial potential of our country, the Head of the State noted that it is planned to implement number of innovative projects aimed at further development of production infrastructure of mineral sphere and expansion of export capability of Turkmen petrochemical industry.
After, the floor wwas given to Vice-president of the World Fertilizer Forum, Head of Shenyang Department of the Academy of Sciences of the People’s Republic of China Ji Lanzhou.
Having expressed sincere gratitude to Turkmen leader for the invitation to visit our country and hospitality, the guest noted that activity of his organizations is aimed at support of environmentally friendly safe industrial facilities making mineral production. In this regard, Ji Lanzhou He highly appreciate the work in the direction carried out by Turkmenistan in this direction.
Presenting the Certificate of International Scientific Centre of Fertilizers proving high product quality of new petrochemical complex, the guest congratulated the Head of the State on success achieved by Turkmenistan in realization of environmentally safe projects and use of green technologies in production spheres.
Having expressed the gratitude to the guests for awards and certificates, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that accepts them as a symbol of growing international authority of Turkmenistan, recognition of its success in implementation of innovative technologies during construction of various facilities and in environment protection sphere.
In ceremonial atmosphere, the President of the country pushed the button and put new plant into operation.
Video about the production cycle of ammonia and carbamide, which is highly concentrated nitrogen fertilizer, was demonstrated at big monitor.
Natural gas in average volume of 1 billion cubic meters per year is used as a feedstock. As it was mentioned above, the production capacity of equipment in the workshops allows making 2,000 tons of synthetic ammonia per day (660,000 tons per year0 and 3,500 tons of granulated carbamide per day (1,155,000 tons per year).
It is produced in granulated shape resistant to packing, which is the main advantage of this fertilizer during transportation.
Ready product goes to packing and shipping facility for export by sea via local seaport, which was modernized for this purpose. Special warehouses of 10,000 tons capacity for ammonia and 100,000 tons of carbamide have been built for storage of the product in sealed containers.
After, depending on the season, the fertilizers is transported to the berth by installed conveyor belt or by containers and is loaded to the ships. Minimum planned daily loading by containers is 7,000 tons while by conveyor belt, it is 10,500 tons of the product per day.
All technology processes are automated and controlled from the central post.
Qualified specialist had training and practical work in similar facilities abroad as well as in the branch of Turkmenabat Professional Technical School in Garabogaz for work in high technology facility. Training centre opened at the plant will provide qualification improvement of the specialists.
The facility has laboratory and conference hall for 160 seats. Personnel of the plant will be able to use the canteen for 350 places and medical centre.
Workers of the plant would be able to spend their free time outdoor at special football, basketball, volleyball grounds.
After the inspection of petrochemical complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left the entry in the Book of Honoured Guests.
Having wished success to the personnel of petrochemical complex in their work, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov presented them with the keys from new vehicles.
After, the Head of the State went by car to the sea berth, which was modernized according to international standards. At the jetty, the President studied in details the processes of transportation and loading of valuable mineral production made by «Garabogazkarbamid» plant.
2,000 meters long, 100 meters wide and 8 meters deep navigation channel has been dredged for free ships movement. Therefore, the port entirely meets international standards.
The berth equipped with advanced technologies is able and serve two ships simultaneously. Equipment of famous German “FAM” as well as two 80 tons “Liebherr” loaders have been installed for loading of the production from the plant.
Transportation system of ready product to the berth is distinguished by installed environmentally friendly enclosed conveyor system, which is 3 kilometre long. The carbamide produced at the plant comes directly to the berth and then loaded to the ships, which significantly save time, transport expenses and provide safety and protection of the production.
After inspection of the work of the seaport, the Head of the State took part in celebration food donation on occasion of the opening of industrial giant.
After the event, the President of Turkmenistan wished success in work to all participants and left the place of event.
Upon arrival to Turkmenbashy International Airport, the Head of the State flew to the capital.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan