FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY OF A NEW SOCIAL-PRODUCTION COMPLEX NEAR THE TURKMEN LAKE
On the 8th of May 2019, one more important step was taken towards the social-economic development in Turkmenistan. This is the foundation laying ceremony of a new social-production complex near the Turkmen lake “Altyn Asyr.”
The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated to this festive event. The Head of State left a commemorative note placed in a special capsule positioned in the foundation of one of the new complex’s structures.
The heads and representatives of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan, Deputies of the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads and representatives of various ministries and agencies, as well as the higher educational institutions of the country, heads of diplomatic missions and representations of international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, international experts, foreign and local journalists also took part in the ceremony.
The “Altyn Asyr” lake is a grand hydro-technical project aimed at amelioration of the environment, including the rational use of water and land resources. The process of building the lake is not simple. With this purpose, a system of collectors for accumulating the drainage waters coming from the irrigated lands from all the regions of the country was created, then to transfer them to the natural valley called Garashor, in the north-west of Turkmenistan.
The new, large-scale social-production complex and the Turkmen lake will become complementary segments in the region, where people will live and work in the sphere of crop production, animal husbandry and other types of agriculture. According to the designed plan, the social-production complex will be built in two stages; the first will embrace the period of 2019-2022, while the second will encompass the years 2022-2025.
It is vital to note that Turkmenistan pays great attention to cooperation with international organizations in this sphere. Therefore, effective management of water resources is one of the important aspects of cooperation with the United Nations, particularly in the process of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals that are steadily applied in the preparation of national development programs of Turkmenistan.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Initiates Green Space beside New Gas Chemical Complex
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended the opening ceremony of the Kiyanly Polymer Plant whose commissioning created approximately 1000 jobs, and then launched the autumn tree planting campaign by planting the first tree beside the territory of the new gas chemical complex.
The attendees joined the head of state’s initiative. Representatives of nearly every branch of the national economy, diplomats accredited to Turkmenistan and foreign guests took part in the tree planting campaign.
Careful attitude towards mother nature is the highest priority of Turkmenistan’s state policy. Green arteries of forests stretch along highways and railways, while green oases emerge around the dynamically developing industrial infrastructure, the rapidly growing towns and new settlements. Millions of trees were planted on the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains that lie side by side with the white marble-cladded city of Ashgabat.
Particular attention is devoted to the emerald attire of Avaza National Tourist Zone. This investment project of major socio-economic importance, unprecedented in scale, has become an innovative model of integrated development of the regions. Kick-starting the rapid development of the tourist industry, the Avaza Project embraced several factors that influence Turkmenistan’s prosperity: the integrated use of the richest natural resources; recreational opportunities; the country’s advantageous location in terms of transit and transport and the ensuing diversification of the national economy.
Currently, according to the domestic specialists’ estimation and reputable international experts’ opinion, the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea is considered to be the most environmentally sustainable due to the focused works in this area. Environmentally friendly advanced technologies provide a framework for the urban development, the oil and gas sector, the chemical industry, the electric power industry and the agriculture. They also serve as essential criteria of the socio-economic programs, major international and regional projects deployed in the country.
The Turkmenbashi Complex of Oil Refineries, the flagship plant of the domestic petrochemical industry, is a concrete example of that. It is being modernized and technically re-equipped with the use of cutting-edge technology and technical solutions that help prevent technogenic damage to the environment.
The project for the construction of the International Sea Port in the city of Turkmenbashi, which was commissioned this May, was designed in accordance with the Green port international standard. To preserve the environment of the Caspian Sea, every terminal was provided with the bio-purifying equipment. It is remarkable that the soil extracted at the construction of the port was used to create an artificial island with the total area of 170 hectares in the gulf waters. It became a living, nesting and wintering ground for flamingoes, swans, geese, ducks, herons, pelicans and other birds.
Innovative technology is used in production of mineral fertilizers at the Garabogazkarbamid plant that became a valuable addition to the infrastructure of the country’s chemical industry in September. The environmental safety of this enterprise was confirmed by certificates from the reputable international organizations.
The new stage in implementing the National Forest Program was marked with the Resolution by the head of state, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, under which 3 million trees will be planted during the 2018 tree planting campaign. 1.5 million will be planted on the land between the districts of Ak Bugday and Baherden (Ahal province), and the same number of leafy, coniferous, fruit trees and vines will be planted on the outskirts of administrative centers of the provinces and in the cities. More than 445 thousand trees were planted in the country’s forest parks this spring.
The state news agency of Turkmenistan