At the expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on October 8 on the digital system, dedicated to summing up the results of the work done by the sectors of the national economic complex for nine months of this anniversary year, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree, according to which from January 1, 2022, monthly wages will increase by 10 percent employees of institutions financed from the budget, self-supporting enterprises and public associations, pensions and state benefits, scholarships for students and listeners. This decision was made in order to successfully implement in the era of power and happiness the tasks defined in the "Program of the President of Turkmenistan for the socio-economic development of the country for 2019-2025", to further improve social conditions and social security of the population.
The leader of the nation also noted that the time has come to revise the size of the minimum wage in the country. On the one hand, this is a particularly important macro indicator, and on the other, an indicator that is understandable to each of us. For the main essence of our policy is that the head of Turkmenistan said: "The state is for the person!"
Having inspired the Turkmen people to new labor achievements in the name of the prosperity of the Motherland, these decisions became another confirmation that concern for the people is the basis of the entire socially oriented policy of the head of Turkmenistan.
Relying on the powerful creative potential of the country and the people, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov leads the sovereign state forward with faith in a great future, successfully implementing targeted national and sectoral programs aimed at further dynamic development of the Fatherland, modernization of the material and technical base of all sectors of the economy, and in first of all, to ensure a prosperous and happy life of the Turkmen people.
At the aforementioned meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, characterizing the results of the work of the sectors of the national economic complex for nine months of this year, the leader of the nation noted that the achieved indicators clearly demonstrate the successful development of an independent Motherland, despite the difficulties that have arisen as a result of the impact on the world economy of the coronavirus pandemic. Creative work aimed at celebrating the glorious holiday - the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence - with grandiose successes, has led to the achievement of high economic indicators in the anniversary year.
As a result of such targeted work in the country, a high GDP growth rate has been maintained - at the level of 6.2 percent. Foreign trade increased by 12.3 percent and exceeded $ 9 billion.
Head of State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said: “Compared to last year, the volume of exports increased by about 20 percent and amounted to about 6 billion US dollars, and, most importantly, excluding fuel and energy resources, it increased by almost 50 percent”.
In accordance with the approved programs for the development of the country, the implementation of domestic policy continues. Within the framework of the President's strategy, as before, impressive investments are directed to solving social issues, building new enterprises and reconstructing existing ones.
The leader of the nation noted: “Large international and domestic projects are being implemented. Over the past period, instead of the planned 30 objects, 62 large objects were commissioned. About half a million square meters of housing have been commissioned, including luxury homes, as well as hotels and entertainment centers, a number of medical institutions, secondary schools and other new buildings”.
At present, about 2.5 thousand large objects with a total value of about 35 billion US dollars are being built in Turkmenistan. These include the development and arrangement of oil and gas fields, the construction of main gas pipelines, sports facilities, roads, bridges, and social facilities. Efficient work is underway to lay the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, power transmission lines and fiber-optic communications, as well as to implement other international projects.
The reforms carried out in agriculture began to give their results. A good grain harvest has been collected this year. Continuing the topic, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the obligations to harvest raw cotton will be fulfilled before the Harvest Festival.
Entrepreneurs make a significant contribution to the development of the national economy, who, working in various industries, implement complex and large projects that are in no way inferior in quality to foreign companies.
Reforms in the spheres of science, education and health care are being successfully continued.
Among the key tasks for the further development of the national economic complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov outlined the accelerated implementation of state programs to increase the production of import-substituting products and export-oriented goods, the effective use of the enormous potential available in various industries. The ongoing work to develop the economy should be continued through diversification. It is also necessary to expand the range of manufactured goods and routes of their entry to the external market. In addition, the leader of the nation emphasized that special attention should be paid to the development and approval of the Investment Program for 2022.
The census of the population and housing stock of Turkmenistan planned for 2022 will also help to lay a solid foundation for further progress and prosperity of our state. Recall that at the October 1 meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the motto of the upcoming campaign: "Population Census 2022: Cohesion, Happiness, Bright Future" and the emblem, which depicts the National Flag, "Ak öýi", the gyols of the Turkmen carpet and the number " 2022 ", symbolizing the year of the census, ordering to take all necessary measures to prepare for it in accordance with international requirements.
This campaign will be organized in order to successfully implement state, regional and sectoral development programs of Turkmenistan, provide reliable statistical data for the development of the State budget and effective implementation of housing policy.
As the President of Turkmenistan notes, in order to raise the standard of living of the people to an even greater height, we should not rest on our laurels. Ahead are new, responsible tasks requiring the most serious approach and far-sighted decisions.
Thus, the main goal of the independent development of our country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, proclaimed concern for the well-being and happiness of the native people. And the leader of the nation is confidently leading Turkmenistan towards this goal, opening new horizons for growth, marking the path with important and great achievements.