January 23, 2017 President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov got familiarized with the situation on the largest construction sites of Lebap welayat, including the largest Central Asian General Hospital with 836 beds under construction in the southern part of Turkmenabad.
Turkmen President made a tour over the city in a helicopter, having familiarized with the state of the buildings in Turkmenabad. Particular attention was paid by the Head of State to construction of road and railway bridges between Turkmenabad and Farab, which is now in its final stage. Railway bridge has a length of 1750 meters, automobile bridge - 1600 meters with a wide carriageway of 21.5 meters. The height of the bridge spans allows unhindered movement of river vessels.
The helicopter of the Head of State has then flown over the construction site of a new airport in Turkmenabad, which will combine the passenger terminal, capable of handling 500 passengers per hour, with other terminals and new runways with a total length of 3800 meters, the air traffic control tower and starting dispatcher towers.
From the board of the helicopter, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov got acquainted with the beautification and greening of Turkmenabad and inspected its housing estates and construction sites.
On the way, Turkmen President familiarized himself with the ongoing work in the agricultural fields. Lebap welayat implements development projects in refining, logistics and infrastructure. In favorable conditions, created by support of import substitution in the country, there is a qualitative “reset” of agriculture, said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, underlining the importance of facility for the production of potassium fertilizer under construction in the Garlyk village, district of Koytendag.
Having completed a working visit to Lebap welayat, President of Turkmenistan returned to Ashgabat.