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President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: the people of Turkmenistan are my main support
17 Feb
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: the people of Turkmenistan are my main support

February in the recent history of Turkmenistan has become a landmark month. In February 2007, the Turkmen people, during the popular democratic elections held on a broad alternative basis, elected a politician of a new formation, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, to the highest state post, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

In February 2012, the next elections were held when, in an atmosphere of high civic activism, publicity and openness, the people expressed their will, more than convincingly demonstrating their determination to continue on the path of progress under the leadership of the newly elected President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The unanimous re-election of the head of state in February 2017 was an expression of national unity and support for all the initiatives of the Turkmen leader. Three years ago, on February 17, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the inauguration ceremony said: “We have set a high goal - to turn our country into an advanced, industrialized state!” And today we are already seeing concrete, impressive results in solving this main task, which the country's huge economic potential is aimed at.

We will carry out deep processing of hydrocarbon resources based on modern technologies and produce high-quality products that are in high demand in the world, for example, gasoline, polypropylene, polyethylene and liquefied gas, the President said then.

Over the past period, gas chemical giants such as the polymer plant in the seaside Kiyanly and the urea plant in the city of Garabogaz of the Balkan province, the world's first natural gasoline production plant in the Akhal region, have replenished the country's industrial infrastructure. At these innovative enterprises, on the basis of modern technologies, deep processing of natural gas and production of products that meet international quality standards are carried out.

Then, in his inaugural speech, the head of state said that in the fuel and energy plan, Turkmenistan would continue to continue close cooperation with neighboring states and other countries. In this context, the importance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project was noted, which, in addition to attracting large dividends to the country, will bring warmth and light to the homes of neighboring nations.

Today, work on the implementation of the project of this transnational energy corridor in life is actively carried out according to the schedule. Along with the start of the construction of the Afghan section of TAPI in February 2018, the laying of power transmission lines and fiber-optic communication along the route Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) took place. At the same time, the Serkhetabat-Turgundi railway, commissioned by the head of state, was commissioned.

The implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline project, which originates from the Galkynysh field, which occupies first place on land in terms of “blue fuel” reserves, in addition to addressing pressing social issues in the region, will contribute to strengthening peace and sustainable development. There will be an opportunity to create thousands of new jobs.

The glass enterprise Türkmen aýna önümleri, commissioned with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in mid-February 2018, has become a model example of a competent approach to solving the problem of expanding exports.

In his inaugural address, the President of the country also emphasized that he sees one of his main tasks as supporting the development of entrepreneurship and market relations in various sectors of the economy.

Today, private sector enterprises are trusted by the largest and most important projects. Among them is the ongoing construction of the Ashgabat-Turkmenabat autobahn, villages and housing estates, the whole city, which will become the new administrative center of the Akhal velayat.

Recently, the head of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, signed a decree on the allocation of about $ 1.5 billion from state funds for the purchase of foreign products necessary for the construction and engineering support of buildings and other structures of the future city.

“Guided by the principle “People’s health is the country's wealth”, and in accordance with the State program “Health”, we guarantee our citizens medical care at the level of modern requirements,” President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made such a firm promise to the people and ensured its implementation in practice.

New methods of prevention and treatment are being introduced into practical medicine, specialized facilities are being constructed, which will soon expand the network of healthcare institutions. This is the International Burn Center, the International Treatment and Aesthetic Center, a sanatorium in the Ak Bugday district of the Akhal province, as well as hospitals in Akhal, Dashoguz, Turkmenbashi.

In his state activities, the President of Turkmenistan organically combines wisdom, pragmatism and foresight with spiritual, value orientations, encouraging and inspiring compatriots for new achievements. And therefore, all the initiatives of the head of state receive such strong support from the people.

“The people of Turkmenistan are my main pillar,” said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. And the people see their support in the President of the country.