Priorities of social and economic development of Balkan region are reviewed at the Government session

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ending up his working trip to Balkan Velayat held working session with the participation of number of Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies, some branch departments and the Hyakim of seaside region in Turkmenbashy International Airport. Priority objectives, which solution would give new acceleration to social and economic development of western region where large-scale projects are realized these days, were reviewed during the session.

Summing up the outcomes of the trip, the Head of the State highlighted the importance of international cooperation on programme base for the achievement of set targets of stable economic, industrial, technology and intellectual growth of the country.

After, the President of the country gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov.

The Vice-premier reported on the results of the meeting held in Balkan Velayat between the delegations of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. It was mentioned that the agenda of the meeting included priority directions of the cooperation between two countries in key branches of the economy. Special attention was paid to the issues related to the presence of colossal potential for the development of interstate partnership in such spheres as natural resources, energy, transport and communication.

Having noted important role of the cooperation with foreign partners in bilateral format and under competent international organizations in the consolidation of national economy, the Head of the State requested to continue putting necessary efforts for the development of this activity in systematic order. The President highlighted that improving neighbourhood relations and intensifying active international cooperation, Turkmenistan pays special attention to the development of mutually beneficial relations with all interested countries of the world, especially with the states of the region.

Azerbaijan is important partner of our country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having highlighted that coordinated activity of relative structures is necessary for successful implementation of bilateral agreements achieved on high level. Caspian Sea has to be the sea of friendship and international cooperation and large-scale work aimed at peace and international activity are to be carried out on its space.

During the session, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers D. Amangeldiyev, having informed that at present time, complex construction is carried out as in all parts of the country and road and transport infrastructure is improved, reported on relative programme that was elaborated for this purpose.

The Head of the State noted that construction of different facilities has to be made according to existing standards with the compliance to the schedule. The Head of the State requested to bring this work in accordance with set standards and activate the rates.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M.Babayev reported on work for the improvement of the activity of fuel and energy complex of the country, increasing of the export volumes of energy resources as well as on active implementation of new technologies and advanced practice. Particularly, he reported on the situation in modern industrial facilities of oil and gas complex that currently are under construction.

Highlighting the necessity of the provision of coordinated activity of all structures of national fuel and energy complex, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to study oil and gas deposits on the territory of Turkmenistan and hold under control the production and industrial processing as well to increase the export of energy resources to the world markets.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Annammeredov reported on the fulfilment of the assignments for the improvement and practical realization of transport and transit potential of the country.

The Vice-premier also informed that large-scale programme for improvement of the activity off all modes of transport including maritime and railway is carried out. The completion of the construction of Turkmenbashy International Seaport will improve the status of Turkmenistan as transport and transit corridor and logistic centre.

In this regard, the Head of the State highlighted that Turkmenbashy seaport, which is provided with advanced equipment and having modern capabilities, is to play the role of internationally important transit and transport corridor and logistic centre and requested to continue the construction.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myradov reported on the fulfilment of the assignments for social and economic development of the country, improvement of industrial infrastructure of the regions, development of relative stimulation measures in this direction. The Vice-premier also informed about the plans for fulfilment of the objectives related with the construction of new production and social facilities in Balkan region.

Having noted the importance of timely and quality completion of planned woks, especially under the programmes developed for further development of fuel and energy complex and transport and communication sector, the President demanded to hold them under permanent control. In this regard, Turkmen leader continued, it is necessary to provide the efficiency of works carried out by management and production structures in Balkan Velayat as well as all around the country, in all spheres of the economy and to establish close cooperation of all links of national economy complex.

The Head of the State also requested to prepare relative proposals for the improvement of administrative structure of Avaza National tourist zone. At the same time, it is necessary to approach responsibly to the operation of existing facilities as well as to the selection of the projects of the buildings planned for construction, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.

During working session, Secretary of the State Security Council, Defence Minister Ya. Berdiyev reported on the measures for the consolidation of equipment and facilities base of military and law enforcement agencies in Balkan Velayat and improvement of service conditions of military personnel and living conditions of their families.

Having focused on the importance of the objectives set for military and law enforcement agencies, the Head of the State requested to hold under permanent control the works in this direction.

Minister of Internal Affairs I. Mulikov reported on preparation work for the organization of Amul – Hazar 2018 rally, definition of its route as well as on the programme of this international event.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to provide high organizational level of Amul – Hazar 2018 rally that is very important for the country and society, to make related infrastructure along its route and to provide its proper functioning.

Chairman of Turkmenhowayollary Service D. Saburov reported on the measures for the improvement of activity of his organization, increasing the level of provided services and consolidation of equipment and facilities base of all structures of the Service.

The Head of the State noted that services rendered in airport of the country have to meet high international standards. Taking into account the perspectivity of works in city Garabogaz that received industrial development, the President of the country requested to accelerate the elaboration of the project of construction of airstrip of local airport designated for passenger and cargo aircrafts.

During the session, the report of Hyakim of Balkan Velayat S. Satlykov who informed on the situation in the region, large-scale measures taken for successful fulfilment of the state programme was listened to. The report presented the information on the activity for the development of social infrastructure of the velayat.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that development of production powers, fulfilment of the objectives related to the improvement of life level of the population are important requirement of time together with other directions. In this regard, the Head of the State expressed the discontent with low rate of the works in the region, incompatibility of organizational activity to time demands, shortcomings observed during the realization of the state programmes in the structures of the region.

The President demanded the Hyakim to achieve full implementation of the state programmes as well as to organize these works in accordance with modern requirements.

In the end of the session, the Head of the State wished all the participants success in work. After, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov flew to Ashgabat.