President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the projects of new different facilities, which construction is planned under further development of Turkmen capital and integrated improvement of urban infrastructure.
Embodying a unique model of modern dynamically developing city with all necessary conditions for comfort living, Turkmen capital proves itself as recognized centre of regional and international cooperation. New buildings erected in Ashgabat make it more beautiful and play important role in improvement of level and quality of life of the population.
Being the initiator of large and important construction projects, Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov holds under unremitting personal control all stages of their realization starting from architectural design, engineering and technical solutions until the putting of the facilities into operation. Thus, the subject of gradual comprehensive development of the capital, which important aspects were reviewed during recent helicopter flight of Turkmen leader around the capital in the first half of January, received its continuation at current presentation.
Back then, the President of Turkmenistan defined the location of construction of new facilities, having given specific instructions to relative leaders and made clear objectives aimed at turning of the capital into one of the most beautiful and comfort cities of the world.
The Head of the State arrived to the place of the presentation where the boards with drawings and detailed layouts allowing giving visual impression of future facilities were installed.
At the site, the Head of the State was met by Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of some ministries and departments and the Hyakim of Ashgabat.
During the presentation, Vice-premier D. Amangeldiyev presented number of projects for review to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which are planned to be realized within next few years.
It includes fashionable hotel, International congress centre, offices of Senagat Joint Stock Commercial Bank, State Commercial Bank Turkmenbashy as well as the monument to the great Turkmen poet and thinker Magtumguly Fragi and new Governmental tribune.
Beautiful hotel complex with original architectural design in semi-circle shape will be erected on 22.9 hectares of territory between Archabyl and Chandybyl Avenues. Its structure will include the hotel, business centre and apartment hotel. National Turkmen ornament and other exclusive decoration elements will be used in design of the buildings.
The ground floor of the hotel will accommodate the main hall, while the rest of the floors will have lux, semi-lux and standard rooms as well as VIP apartments. Apart hotel combining the features of the hotel and apartment will be to the service of the guests. Panoramic restaurant will be located on the 13th floor of the hotel. Swimming pool and spa-salon will be located on the first floor and conference halls on the second floor of the hotel.
725-meter man-made river and lake, open-air swimming pool with hydro park, fountains, open restaurant and cafe will be located on developed and green territory of the complex. In addition, the project includes the construction of 600 meters of the road.
Another big complex of number of related facilities represents International congress centre, which is also planned to be built in southern part of the capital where modern administrative, business and cultural centre is rapidly growing. All conditions including the halls for forums, meetings and high-level talks including in the UN, CIS formats as well as press conferences documents signing ceremonies, etc., equipped with advanced technical and multimedia hardware, are planned to be made there.
The list of new facilities also includes International reception centre with mess and banquet halls and kitchens provided with specialized equipment as well as the premises for negotiations.
New high-rise offices of Senagat Joint Stock Commercial Bank and the State Commercial Bank Turkmenbashy provided with modern technologies will have all necessary conditions for work of the personnel and service of the clients.
According to the request of Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the project of the monument to outstanding poet and thinker of the East Magtumguly Fragi was also made. It is planned to be built in southern part of the capital in picturesque Kopetdag foothills. The height of the monument will be 60 meters, the diameter of the podium 25 meters. Granite stairs will lead to the monument. The park will also be located on 6 hectares of the territory around the monument.
The project of new Governmental tribune that is planned to be built in Kopetdag foothills with wide view of white-marble Turkmen capital was presented to the attention of the President. The square for ceremonies on occasion of nation-wide holidays and remarkable dates will be located in front of the tribune. This project also stipulate the construction of new roads.
After, the projects of reconstruction of administration office of the State Committee for Sports and the building of Olympic sports faculty of National Institute of Sports and Tourism, construction of new 5-store hostel for 450 guests, 2-store multifunctional sport complex including the planning of adjoining territories, recreation zones and car parking were presented to Turkmen leader.
After, the project of the 2nd phase of Nusay hotel, which facilities are planned to be built at the intersection of S. Turkmenbashy Avenue and Galkynysh street, was introduced to Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. New hotel complex will have 134 rooms including standard, lux and VIP. Rooms for people with limited capabilities will be in the hotel as well. Restaurant for 150 guests, banquet hall for 180 people, beauty parlour and fitness centre will be at the guests’ disposal. The territory of the hotel will have the colonnade, park, outdoor swimming pool, shaded parking for 40 vehicles as well as technical facilities.
Social aspect invariably serves as important component of urban planning strategy initiated by the Head of the State and realized in our country. In this context, the projects of the sanatorium for 200 patients in Ak Bugday etrap, Ahal Velayat, International Burn Centre for 130 patients in Ashgabat and living estate in Byuzmeyin etrap of the capital were presented for review to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
It is planned to allocate 12 hectares land plot for construction of new sanatorium. Consultancy and diagnostic, physical therapy, treatment, active recovery of respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and digestive system departments will be opened in the sanatorium.
It is planned to build two 3-storey buildings with 50 single and 70 double rooms, 10 lux rooms as well as 2 lux cottages on the territory of the complex. In addition, the mess hall, 2 swimming pools for children and adults, open sport and children playgrounds, pedestrian walkways and bicycle tracks as well as car parking are also planned to be built.
International Burn Centre is planned to be built on Bekreve Street in Ashgabat. The ground floor will accommodate outpatient hospital, first aid department and conference hall; the first floor will have the laboratory, intensive care department and administrative offices; double patient rooms will be located on the 3, 4 and 5th floors. The territory of the centre will have open parking for transport.
New living estate in Byuzmeyin etrap of the capital will be built on 32 hectares territory on Senagat Street. Its construction is planned to be made in to phase within 5 years. According to the project, 35 32-apartment 4-storey living houses for 1120 families, who will be the owners of 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, kindergarten for 160 children, secondary school for 600 students, shopping centre with necessary engineering and technical, transport and communication infrastructure and planned adjoining territories will be built there.
Farther in the presentation, the projects of facilities planned for construction under the 16th phase of Ashgabat development, which will be built along Magtumguly Avenue between Taslama and Tehran streets on 35 hectares area, were presented to the review of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
According to the general Plan, ten 12-storey 72-apartment and six 12-storey 48-apartment living houses will be built. 442 three bedroom, 382 four bedroom and 184 five bedroom apartments for 1008 families will be located in comfortable high-raise buildings. The construction of 6 pedestrian underpasses, 5564 meters of roads are planned to be built.
Construction of shopping and entertainment centre on Tehran Street in the capital is among the projects. The complex will also include the business centre and children entertainment centre. Adjoin territories will be beautified and planted with the trees and shrubs. Construction of roads and walkways, 500 meters long and 15 meters wide artificial channel are planned.
Another shopping and entertainment centre is planned to be built on the intersection of Magtumguly Avenue and Taslama Street. The ground floor of 2-storey building will have supermarket, shops and service outlets; the customer will be able to buy clothes, souvenirs, household goods and electronics, carpets on the first floor of the centre. Ceremonial hall will be also located on the same floor. The second floor is allocated for restaurants, cafes, children amusements and administrative offices.
Head of the State Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also checked the project of new fashionable hotel Garagum with the business centre, which is to supplement hotel infrastructure of Ashgabat. It is planned to be built in north-east part of A. Niyazov Avenue and Hoja Ahmet Yasava Street on 6.9 hectares plot. High raise building will accommodate 87 rooms including 17 standard, 8 suits, 47 lux and 15 super lux.
According to the General Plan, sports and children playground, outdoor swimming pool, shaded parking will be built on the territory of the hotel decorated with the fountains. The project also stipulates the construction of shopping centre, restaurant for 150 seats, banquet hall for 500 people and beauty salon.
Training centre for the specialists of Ashgabat International Airport is among proposed projects.
Having studied the presented project in details, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that integrated urban construction programme realized in the capital is oriented to innovative, creative and thoughtful approach to the solution of set targets, active involvement of advanced technologies and developments and attraction of the best world practice.
In this context, the Head of the State focused that taking into account the scale of the projects, the construction of new facilities has to be made in three phases. Building new facilities, it is necessary to consider every aspect including the functionality and further wise and targeted exploitation, formation of necessary social and living, engineering and technical, transport and communication infrastructure.
Today, Ashgabat is the centre of regional and global cooperation what makes it necessary to create all conditions for large international events and reception of foreign guests, which number grows every year. Speaking of this, the President gave specific instructions regarding the projects of construction of new fashionable hotel and international congress centre, which by its parameters starting from the construction to the provision and design have to meet high international standards and requirements of such facilities.
The President of Turkmenistan highlighted that all new buildings have to merge organically to architectural ensemble of Ashgabat harmonizing with the facilities built earlier and with city landscape in general. The elements of national decoration have to be widely used in internal and external finishing and interior design.
Having familiarized himself with the project of Magtumguly Fragi monument and expressed number of recommendations in this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that the construction of the monument, which memorialize the image of the son of Turkmen nation, on one of beautiful mountain tops is very symbolical. The works of famous master of word and philosopher thought, which brought up national literature and patriotic spirit, entered the treasury of not only national but the world culture as well.
In this context, the Head of the State ordered to work on all the issues related with creation of all condition for organization of mass cultural actions including artistic meetings and literature readings at the monument place.
The President of Turkmenistan also made number of correction to the project of new Governmental tribune related to the elements of the decoration and planning of adjoining territories.
Having highlighted that the stimulation and development of physical training and sports, active involvement of the population, especially the youth, to the sport serves as one of the priorities of the state policy of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pointed out the necessity of the development of related projects.
Our goal is to provide optimum opportunities for comprehensive training of sportsmen and coaches, improvement of their skills and qualification of other specialists in this sphere, finding and support of new young talented athletes who would be able to defend the sport honour of the Motherland at international competitions, the Leader of the Nation noted. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan gave relative recommendations for presented projects related to sport sphere.
Concerning the construction of the second phase of Nusay hotel and Garagum hotel complex with multifunctional business centre, the Head of the State noted that geographic location of our country, which territory had and still have important international routes, as well as constructive foreign course implemented by neutral Turkmenistan stipulate the steadfast dynamics of the development of fruitful cooperation with foreign partners and flow of foreign guests. In this context, it is necessary to involve the best practice and advanced developments in hotel business sphere for the realization of its considerable potential and capabilities.
Having focused on the projects of the sanatorium in Ahal Velayat, International Burn centre as well as living estate in Byuzmeyin etrap of the capital and the 16th phase of Ashgabat construction, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the necessity of serious and responsible approach to the construction of social facilities, which are to serve to people providing high standards of living of Turkmenistan citizens. The Leader of the Nation noted that comprehensive care of human, making of all conditions for comfort rest, creative work and protection of health of people have to be placed as the priority matter.
Having dwelt on the subject of the construction of new shopping and entertainment centres, the Head of the State requested to approach thoughtfully and in details to their planning and provision including foreseeing of all conditions for cultural time spending of the visitors.
The President also gave relative instructions concerning the realization of the project of construction of training centre, which is to train the specialists for Ashgabat International Airport based on advanced methods and teaching technologies. The opening of the airport in September 2016 was important step in fundamental modernization and consolidation of equipment and facilities base of national civil aviation and at the same time, the requirements in highly qualified specialists increased accordingly, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, having ordered to provide the training centre with the most advanced equipment.
Summing up what was said above, the Head of the State again highlighted that high quality of works and integrated approach to their implementation including aesthetic and ecological aspects as well as timely completion of the construction are the main and immutable requirements set for both the contractors and contracting authorities.
Having requested to exercise relative tenders for the construction, the President of Turkmenistan also pointed out the importance of mandatory patenting of the projects for the protection of the copyrights of the developers.
Today, our construction industry has considerable versatile potential, which has to be implemented with maximum output attracting domestic producers to the implementation of new projects and foreign investments if necessary. Only high quality materials selected considering all important factors including climate conditions of our country have to be used in the construction of the facilities, the President said.
Having highlighted that the Government pays great attention to the support and development of private sector of the economy, which representatives successfully recommended themselves in different spheres, especially in construction business, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave the assignment to Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs A. Dadayev related to active participation of the members of the UIET in the tenders on construction of new facilities announced in the country.
Summing up the presentation, the Head of the State addressed the members of the Government, heads of profile ministries and departments as well as the Hyakim of Ashgabat with relative instructions on implementation of urban construction programme expanded in the capital, on provision of coordinated work of municipal services, unstoppable and accurate operation of all systems of vital activity of the city – the transport and communication, electrical, water and gas supply.
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