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On the Day of Science the President of Turkmenistan met with the scientific community of the country
13 Jun
On the Day of Science the President of Turkmenistan met with the scientific community of the country

On June 12, 2019, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with representatives of national science - the meeting was held at the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, with the participation of members of the Cabinet of Ministers, deputies of the Mejlis, heads of ministries and departments, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

Opening the meeting, the head of state congratulated the scientists, professors, teachers and the entire scientific community of the country on the Day of Science!

On the Day of Science - a holiday that consolidates our society, we gathered here to discuss issues of further implementation of large-scale transformations in the fields of science and education, the President said and suggested first expressing opinions and suggestions on these issues.

At the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a number of documents.

Thus, the presidential decree on increasing the effectiveness of research and development in Turkmenistan is aimed at accelerating the socio-economic development of the country, increasing the role of science in the development of the economy through the use of advanced technologies, innovations and scientific achievements. A decree was also adopted on the creation of an inter-sectoral commission to ensure the effectiveness of scientific research in Turkmenistan.

In order to improve funding for scientific conferences, scientific visits, scientific innovation discoveries and joint international scientific projects, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Resolution “On the establishment of the Science Development Fund of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan”. 

The head of state announced his decision to allocate funds to the Academy of Sciences in the amount of 35 million manat (about $ 10 million) to further strengthen its material and technical base and subordinated scientific institutions, and broad state support in the training of highly qualified scientists.

A decree was also signed on the creation of the Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan, the Decree on the renaming of the Institute of Public Utilities of Turkmenistan to the Institute of Engineering and Transport Communications of Turkmenistan, the Decree on the renaming of the National Institute of Sport and Tourism to the Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports , Decree "On the modernization of the Turkmen State Institute of Culture", Decree "On approval of the structure of higher education institutions of Turkmenistan."