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Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
17 Oct
Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

On October 16, 2020, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where priorities of the state development have been discussed and drafts of some documents have been reviewed, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

Having announced the agenda, the Head of the State gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov who reported about work in the establishments of the sphere under his supervision, measures for use of potential of private sector and government support of entrepreneurship.

It was informed that it is proposed to introduce new banking card “Overdraft Karty” for increment of financial capabilities of the citizens while buying consumer goods based on their application for acceleration of the registration of short-term credits to the amount of from 40 percent to three-time salary wage. Samples of new bank cards, which are planned to be introduced by the government and joint stock commercial banks, have been presented to the President.

Having expressed delight with work for expansion of the list of banking services offered to the population, including services using Internet network and mobile communication, the President approved the samples of “Overdraft Karty” and addressed the Vice-premier with certain assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on the situation in the sphere under his supervision and work for implementation of the Program of development of oil and gas industry until 2030.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on the main objectives of fuel and energy complex including strengthening of its industrial, scientific, technical and export potential, expansion of beneficial contacts with foreign partners and attraction of foreign investments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on integrated measures for strengthening of food provision, acceleration of rates of seasonal agricultural campaigns. At present time, sowing of wheat and cotton harvest campaign are continued in the fields.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported about situation in the spheres under his supervision and fulfilment of assignments for development of Ashgabat and preparation to the 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan.

The vice-premier has reported on work for development of Turkmen capital and improvement of urban environment. It was mentioned that according with the General Development Plan of the main city of the country, road and transport infrastructure, appearance of residential estates are improved, planting of trees in surrounding territory, construction of social, cultural and other facilities are continued.

Having listened to the report, the President highlighted that provision of deserved living conditions of the population, development of the capital, cities and villages have special place in implementation of the programs of social and economic development of Turkmenistan. In this context, the Head of the State requested the Vice-premier to implement strict control of works for improvement of Ashgabat’s appearance.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on measures for improvement of equipment and facility base of transport and communication complex as well as on digitization of the sphere.

Having highlighted the subjects of digital transformation of communication complex, Turkmen leader stated that our country started implementation of number of big projects aimed at creation of all-inclusive profile system based on advanced technologies, increment of volume, quality and variety of communication services.

The Head of the State has focused on importance of acceleration of rates of the process of digitization of the sphere, having given specific instructions to the Vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov reported to the President about work for organization of virtual exhibition of economic achievements of Turkmenistan.

The Vice-premier has reported that Trade and Industrial Chamber of the country together with ministries and departments have developed the project of virtual exhibition for fulfilment of assignments on implementation of digital economy to all branches of national economy as well as implementation of the Program of development of foreign economic activity of Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2025.

Demonstration of economic achievements of Turkmenistan in global network using virtual displays and accessible electronic resources will allow remote users to receive interesting information.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov about preparation to coming celebration events and opening of social facility timed to the events.

Various cultural events including round tables, conferences, exhibitions and cultural meetings are planned to be held on occasion of the Harvest Holiday, 27th anniversary of introduction of national currency of Turkmenistan and 25th anniversary of neutrality of Turkmenistan. Number of video conference events is planned to for further development and strengthening of international cooperation in cultural sphere.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the vice-premier with instructions for provision of high level of celebration events and cultural activities.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on work for improvement of activity of the sphere under his supervision, having presented Draft Resolution on Approval of the State Program of integrated development of chemical science and technologies in Turkmenistan in 20221 – 2025 for review.

Having signed the Resolution on Approval of the State Program of integrated development of chemical science and technologies in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025, the President sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system, having instructed to hold fulfilment of all outlined objectives under strict control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has informed the Head of the state about measures for development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and UNESCO, specialized UN agency for education, science and culture.

Draft Joint Action Plan for 2021 – 2023, which is proposed to be sent to this organization and hold consultations with its specialists in the second half of October, has been developed for further continuation of cooperation between our country and UNESCO.

Having approved the presented proposals, Turkmen leader gave instructions for strengthening of cooperation with UNESCO to the Head of the Foreign Ministry, having highlighted importance of work for popularization of rich historical and cultural heritage of Turkmen people.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov about activity of National Parliament for modernization of legal bases of Turkmenistan, which is carried out in accordance with constitutional changes and considering the world legal practice.

Preparation to the 12th session of the Mejlis, which will review the Draft Law on National Council of Turkmenistan and other legal acts, planned on October 24 is carried out.

After, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov who reported on activity of the structures under his supervision, implementation of the military reform initiated by the President of Turkmenistan, modernization of equipment and facility base of security structures.

The Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council has also presented drafts of emblem of coming year, which would be held under slogan 2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust, developed by military and law enforcement agencies to Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Having reviewed the presented samples, the President noted that unanimous adoption of the Resolution “2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust” proposed by Turkmenistan by the members at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly indicates huge requirement of this initiative of our country.

Peace and trust are what the humankind needs at this moment as currently, these two inseparable concepts become the main term of cooperation and development, the President of Turkmenistan continued.

Global security and prosperity of all nations of the planet, progress and humanity, spirituality and friendship, all of these are the main aspects of the strategy of independent Turkmen state, which has recognized neutral foreign course.

Having made number of proposals on presented samples, the Head of the State made relative corrections and addressed the assignments on improvement of the emblem of 2021.

Finishing video conference session of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished strong health, family wealth and success in work to all participants.