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The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
11 Sen
The meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Yesterday President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held the next online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in which the results of work of branches of the economic complex for eight months of the current year were summed up and also topical issues of social and economic development of the country were considered.

Passing to the agenda, the leader of the nation first gave the floor to deputy-chairman of the Cabinet S. Berdimuhamedov who reported on macroeconomic indicators for eight months of 2021.

Positive results were reached for the considered period thanks to successfully realized practical steps aimed at further development of the national economy. For January-August of the current year, a stable growth rate of GDP was observed. As compared with the similar period of the past year production in general increased by 5, 5 percent.

For eight months the volume of retail commodity turnover as compared with the corresponding period of 2020 grew by 17 percent, and the volume of foreign trade turnover increased by 9,6 percent.

Following the results of the reporting period the revenues of the State budget were fulfilled at the level of 114,5 percent, and expenditures - 97,5 percent.

By large and medium-sized enterprises the average monthly salary as compared with the similar period of the past year is 10,5 percent higher.

The salary, pensions, welfare payments and student's grants were in due time financed. Within realization of new edition of the National rural program construction of various buildings, including 102 objects of social importance, 35 water treatment constructions, 129,1 thousand square meters of housing, and also engineering networks was conducted. In total investments for the sum of 1449,1 million manats were realized.

As of September 6 of the current year over the country, more than 50 large objects of production and social appointment were put in operation. The current month in the Turkmen capital is planned to put into operation 4 buildings and a number of objects, among which – a modern park and subways in the northeast part of A. Niyazov Avenue and Hoja Ahmet Yasavy Street, a complex of the state tribune, trade and entertaining and business centre, modern houses on Teheran Street.

Having heard the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov commissioned him to prepare proposals on the State budget of the country and to submit for consideration of the Cabinet. Thus, the emphasis was placed that it is necessary to provide increase in salaries, pensions and welfare payment in the draft of the main financial plan on average by 10 percent.

Having focused attention on tasks for this anniversary year which were specifically designated at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers devoted to results of the last half-year and also in "The program of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country for 2019-2025", the head of state emphasized that they demand a lot of work to carry out.

As known, the head of state continued his speech that until the end of the current year a number of important actions is planned. In September the main holiday of our powerful state – glorious 30th anniversary of independence will be solemnly celebrated, the meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty will be held.

For a big contribution to development of the country, the state prizes will be given to model and inspired work the most worthy employees of various branches.

Closing the digital meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished its participants good health, family wellbeing, great success in their work for further prosperity of our sovereign Fatherland.