Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
Session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan
Published 19.02.2021

On February 19, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held regular video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers where actual issues of the state life as well as drafts of some documents have been reviewed.

Coming over to the agenda, the head of the state has given the floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushshikov, the vice-premier has reported on the Plan of works and activities in 2021, which has been developed based on the analysis of the outcomes of working sessions on the branches of national economy dedicated to the results of the last year and taking into account the assignments and objectives given by the head of the state.

The Plan provides the measures for provision of intensive development and modernization of national economy, reformation of the branches and full use of their production capacities, wide introduction of digital technologies and active implementation of the investment policy.

In addition, regular analysis of financial and economic conditions of profile structures and improvement of their activity according to time requirements, intensification of efforts for development of social sphere and opening of new working places are planned.

In this regard, the draft of relative resolution has been presented to the President of Turkmenistan for review.

Following the instructions given by the leader of the nation, the proposals for privatizations of the state-owned buildings and facilities have been prepared.

In this context, the Ministry of Finances and Economy together with ministries, profile departments and regional and capital administrations have carried out some work, on the results of which it is proposed to privatize 33 state-owned facilities on the contest base.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of integrated and thought approach to solution of the set objectives for innovative development of national economy based on fundamental reforms. The transit to market relations and digitization, introduction of efficient organizational and management methods meeting time requirements are among the priority directions in this case.

Having signed relative Resolution, the head of the state sent it to the vice-premier and ordered Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers to hold the fulfilment of all works and activities planned in the branches of Turkmenistan’s economy in 2021 under permanent control.

Coming over to the privatization of the state properties, the leader of the nation has noted the need to accelerate this process and to improve relative mechanisms, which would support realization of significant potential of private sector in production and service spheres. In general, it would support diversification of national economy and enhancement of its competiveness.

In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of steadfast realization of the Strategy for management and reformation of the facilities with the state participation in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025, having addressed relative officials with certain assignments.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrahmanov has reported on works in the spheres under his supervision, in particular on implementation of digital technologies and provision of informational security at the facilities and organizations of oil and gas complex.

In this regard, it was noted that measures for implementation of digital technologies are undertaken in the structure of central offices of the State Concerns Türkmengaz and Türkmennebit as well as in the State Corporation Türkmengeologiýa according to the Concept of development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2020 and instructions given by the head of the state.

The President of Turkmenistan has focused on the objectives of further steadfast development of oil and gas industry and bringing of this sphere into compliance with time requirements.

In this context, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out the perspectives opening with the use of modern IT technologies including management system, projects of digital wells and deposits, digital overhaul construction in oil and gas sector.

Development of recommendations on innovative development of oil and gas complex as well as implementation of these recommendations have to be the main directions of the activity of new structures in the industry, the head of the state said addressing the vice-premier with number of certain instructions.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on seasonal agricultural works including on preparation to spring sowing campaign. In this regard, it was noted that cultivation and washing of fields are carried out in the regions, relative measures for provision of cotton producers with seed are undertaken.

Care of winter crops is continued. Mineral fertilization and vegetation irrigation are carried out taking into account agricultural standards.

Necessary work for provision of the population with local vegetable and cucurbitaceous production is carried out. At present time, sowing of potato, onion and other vegetable crops is continued according to agricultural technical timeframe in the regions of the country. Scientists and agrarian specialists consult local producers on introduction of modern technologies for cultivation of crops.

Having listened to the report, the President of Turkmenistan has requested to pay special attention to provision of agricultural fields with water for irrigation.

Leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that it is necessary to analyze the condition of water reserves of the country, to inspect all rivers and water ways, to clean and dredge them if it is necessary and has given number of instructions to relative officials.

Speaking of current agricultural works, the President of the country has requested to inspect the readiness of the equipment for coming sowing campaign, which should be held in the shortest possible timeline as well as to provide qualitative care of winter crops.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has made a report on the measures taken for realization of the potential of construction industrial complex of the country, increment of production volumes of quality construction materials from local resources.

In this regard, it was reported on work for increment of production of competitive export oriented goods, which are on high demand abroad, at the facilities of profile ministries and departments.

The vice-premier has also reported on realization of set objectives for expansion of production of import substitutive goods and construction materials for full satisfaction of demands of local consumers.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the necessity of steadfast increment and diversification of production capacities of national industry and construction sector, further modernization of existing profile facilities and opening of new high technological production facilities provided with advanced equipment.

It is necessary to study consumer demand and based on this, to take measures for expansion of the range and increment of volumes of competitive production made in the country. Local production has to be promoted in foreign markets more actively, the head of the state said ordering to continue integrated work in this direction.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reported on the measures for modernization of equipment and facility base and update of software of cellular network provider Altyn Asyr.

The vice-premier has reported that major works are carried out in communication sphere for transit to digital system including modernization of equipment and facility base, procurement of modern equipment for provision of quality service to the population.

Number of users of Altyn Asyr cellular network is growing at present. Various services including electronic payments are offered to the clinets through digital technologies.

It was informed that the Türkmenaragatnaşyk Agency has announced international tender for expansion of services of automatic payment (billing) through Altyn Asyr cellular network and the winner has been determined.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that national programs, among which the Concept of development of digital economy is one of the main programs, are implemented in Turkmenistan at present.

Our country attracts innovations in all spheres of life, including the field of telecommunications and high-speed information technologies. Intelligent systems are being introduced into the activities of the state bodies and all industries, which radically changes the organization of production and its management.

The leader of the nation has pointed out the need to study the best foreign practice in this sphere, including the management and protection of digital networks, having made special emphasis on importance of training of personnel – highly qualified specialists in electronic information sphere.

Speaking of modernization and software update of cellular network operator Altyn Asyr, the President of the country has ordered to hold implementation of measures in this direction under strict control.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the Draft Resolution related to sale of various cotton fiber for industrial processing to the Ministry of Textile Industry of Turkmenistan.

The vice-premier has reported that facilities of the Ministry plan to buy 145,557.5 tons of cotton fiber, 8,500 tons of fine fiber and 200 tons of short fiber cotton and 200 tons of cotton wool for processing in 2021 according to the orders of the head of the state.

In this regard, relative document has been presented to the leader of the nation for review.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that Turkmen textile is steadily improving its competiveness not only in local but also in foreign markets owing to rapid development of profile industry, which is based on advanced technologies and application of the best national and world practice.

Due to its huge resource potential, the textile industry has become an example of dynamic development of processing sector of Turkmenistan’s economy. Production base of the industry is gradually modernized, the variety of high quality readymade production, which confidently substitutes the production of foreign manufacturers, is increased, the head of Turkmenistan stated.

Having noted that produced cotton is bought and processed at textile facilities, Turkmen leader focused the attention on the importance of timely construction and commissioning of profile facilities. It includes textile complex with production output of 3,650 tons of cotton yarn in Kaahka district, Ahal Region as well as textile complex with annual production output of 3,300 tons of fine fiber cotton yarn in Babadayhan district, Ahal Region. Opening of the facilities will create 2,450 new working places.

In this regard, the increment of trade volumes, goods abundance and saturation of local market with textile production are the utmost objectives. Special attention has to be paid to increment of production of export oriented goods.

Having signed the Resolution of sale of various types of cotton fiber to the Ministry of Textile Industry for industrial processing, the President of the country gave assignments for fulfilment of objectives following from this document to the vice-premier.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation to coming celebration events and opening of social and cultural facilities in March.

Various creative events are planned to be held on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence as well as declaration of 2021 as year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.

Number of events are planned on occasion of International Women Day, National Spring Holiday as well as 140th anniversary of Ashgabat.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has ordered to provide high organizational and ideological level of all celebration events, especially anniversary dates, having given certain instructions to the vice-premier.

Highlighting the importance of cultural diplomacy, the head of the state has ordered to pay special attention to participation of cultural personnel of our country in international activities, which enrich relations of Turkmenistan with foreign states with new content and support strengthening of friendship and multidimensional cooperation as well as wide popularization of spiritual heritage of Turkmen people in the world.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on the Draft Program of development of cycling in Turkmenistan in 2021 – 2025 as well as on works for development of Action Plan for implementation of the Program.

The achievements include organization of major cycling races, public lessons for riding bicycles, which was held in 2018, new world record – longest bike parade in one line set on June 1, 2019, which was registered in the Guinness Record Book. The fact of coming World Track Cycling Championship in our country is a recognition of Turkmenistan as a spot power.

In this context, announcement of June 3 as the World Bicycle Day by Special Resolution of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of the leader of the nation and opening of Bicycle Monument for perpetuation of this date are very important in this context.

The program of development of cycling for the next five years includes multidimensional work for making of conditions for improvement of the skills of Turkmen athletes and prestige of cycling in the country and around the world.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on solution of current objectives for further development of physical training movement and sports of the highest achievements including preparation to international sport tournaments including the World Track Cycling Championship in Ashgabat this year.

The sport diplomacy is one of actively developing directions of foreign activity of our state, owing to which Turkmenistan becomes the place of big international competitions more often, the President of the country said.

Having given some advises and recommendation of presented Draft Program, the head of the state highlighted the importance of its elaboration according to time requirements.

In this regard, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have cited wise saying “At first buy a saddle before having a horse” and noted the relevance of measures for the formation of equipment and facility base for development of cycling in the country, construction of bicycle parking, opening specialized shops, workshops, parking zones in shopping centers, cycling paths as well as training of technicians for maintenance of bicycles, opening of bicycle rental shops in parks for children and adults and construction of cycling tracks in parks.

These requirements have to be taken into consideration in future during construction of social and residential buildings, the head of the state said and gave number of specific instructions to relative officials.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and specialized structures of the UN.

In this context, the United Nations Organization and its leading structures are the main partners of our country.as of today, Turkmenistan is a member of 11 structural divisions of the UN. The UN Regional Center of Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, office of the UN Permanent Coordinator, Permanent Coordinator of the UN Development Program as well as representative offices of the UN Children Fund, the UN Population Fund, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization, International Migration Organizations are located in Ashgabat.

Owing to actual support of the head of the state, this partnership is implemented on systematic basis under realization of the Framework Cooperation Program in Sustainable Development between Turkmenistan and the United Nations Organization for 2021 – 2025. According to the document, relative work is carried out with the UN agencies for achievement of the SDGs in such priority directions as social and economic sphere, transport and communications, medicine and environment protection.

The Project of cooperation in health protection sphere, which is planned to be implemented together with the UN Office on Project Service (UNOPS), has been presented to Turkmenistan for review in the context of continuation of established multidimensional cooperation.

For its practical implementation and expansion of bilateral partnership, the UN Deputy Secretary General, Executive Directors of the UNOPS has addressed Turkmen side with proposal to open the representative office of the UNOPS in our country.

During the report, the vice-premier, Foreign Minister has also presented the proposal on supply of production made in Turkmenistan to Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation as a sign of friendship and good neighborliness.

In this regards, relative proposals on supply of national production to Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation have been developed. The production made by the facilities of the Ministry of Health Protection and Medical Industry, Ministry of Textile Industry, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is planned to be delivered by the vessel of maritime merchant fleet of Turkmenistan from Turkmenbashy to Astrakhan.

Summing up the report, the head of Turkmenistan has stated with delight fruitful character of the partnership with the UN, which entered new level recently.

Having approved the project and proposal on opening of representative office of the UN specialized structure, the UNOPS, in our country presented to Turkmen side for review, the leader of the nation has requested to carry out relative work in this direction.

Speaking of the subject of Turkmen – Russian relations, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that people of both countries are united with historical traditional relations, which are based on the principles of goodwill, mutual trust and fraternal support. Development of direct efficient contacts with regions and entities of Russia is one of the main directions of constructive interstate dialog, which has received new content in modern age.

Astrakhan Region, Russian Federation is a close neighbor of Turkmenistan in Caspian Sea, with which fruitful cooperation in different spheres has been established, the head of the state said. Having approved the proposals on delivery of production made in our country to this region of Russian Federation and noted that it would be another reflection of invariably friendly and goodwill character of Turkmen – Russian relations, the leader of the nation signed relative Resolution ordering the vice-premier, the Foreign Minister to provide fulfillment of objectives outlined in the document.

Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has informed about activity of the Parliament on further improvement of legal base of the country.

Following the objectives given by the head of the state to the deputy corps at extended session of the Government on February 12, the Mejlis works on legal provision of reforms aimed at further progress of our independent neutral state and prosperity of its citizens.

At present time, number of bills is under development. Relative documents have been developed on establishment of two-chamber Parliament.

Steadfast work is carried out together with the Central Commission for Elections and Referendums according to the plan under constitutional reforms implemented under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Sessions of regional, Ashgabat, district and city People’s Councils on nomination of the candidates to the People’s Council and National Assembly are held at present time.

The Mejlis cooperates with the UN specialized structures and other international organizations and takes part in the activities held by these organizations.

The head of National Parliament has also informed about work carried out by the Mejlis in the context of implementation of social policy, in particular the state support of families with many children, maternity and childhood. In this regard, it was said that work for finding women with 8 or more children who are nominated to be awarded with honorary title “Ene Muahry” have been held in the country timed to International Women Day.

The deputies regular meet with electorate on sites, carry out advocacy on explanation of the meaning of the year “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”, home and foreign policy pursued by the head of the state, and participate in various events organized on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of further law-making activity in solution of current objectives aimed at dynamic promotion of social and economic reforms, democratization of Turkmen society, innovative development of the country and improvement of wealth of the people.

Speaking of the award of mothers with many children, the President of Turkmenistan has highlighted the necessity of organization of these ceremonies in solemn atmosphere.

Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov has reported on work for improvement of social and living conditions of military personnel and personnel of law enforcement agencies.

It was noted that residential complex of the Ministry of Interior has been opened in Choganly residential estate, which is located in Bagtiyarlyk District of Ashgabat. This complex was named after Myalikguly Berdimuhamedov. At present time, the construction of other 40 comfortable cottages is carried out in this place at present time.

The construction of residential buildings for personnel of security forces is also continued in Byuzmeiyn district of the capital and Anau, Ahal Region.

Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that the state would continue taking comprehensive care of establishment of proper conditions for service and life of personnel of military and law enforcement agencies as well as for their families.

In this context, the President of Turkmenistan has noted the importance of integrated construction of social facilities and given specific instructions.

Successfully implementing Military doctrine of independent neutral Turkmenistan, which has defensive character, we would continue work in this direction, the leader of the nation said giving relative instructions to the vice-premier, the Secretary of the State Security Council.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber, member of the State Security Council S. Berdimuhamedov has reported on preparation to the opening ceremony of the hothouse for vegetable and cucurbitaceous production in G. Atabayev Farming Association in Kaahka District, Ahal Region. Modern hothouse for cultivation of eco-friendly production has been built on 8 hectares and is provided with advanced technologies.

Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that provision of food abundance in the country is an important priority of social and economic policy.

Focusing the attention on construction of anniversary facilities, the head of the state has noted the importance of scientific approach to development of architectural projects and provision of their investment competiveness, having ordered to enforce control over the rates and quality of construction works providing the completion of construction according to the schedule.

Continuing the report, the vice-premier informed about the measures for improvement of activity of International Association «Türkmen alabaý itleri». Samples of badges «Türkmenistanyň at gazanan itşynasy» and «Türkmenistanyň halk itşynasy» as well as medal «Ýylyň türkmen edermen alabaýy» have been presented to the head of the state for review.

Having listened to the report, the President of the country highlighted that preservation and popularization of national historical and cultural heritage in the world are the main priorities of the state policy. Development of breeding of Turkmen shepherd dogs and increment of the livestock of this unique breed are important aspects of work in this direction.

Having studied in details the presented samples of badges and medal, the President of Turkmenistan approved them. It would be a sign of respect to traditions of dog breeding created by our ancestors, which are continued in measures taken in modern age for further improvement of the breed, the leader of the nation noted and addressed the vice-premier with certain instructions.

Number of other current matters of the state life, on which relative decisions have been made, were reviewed at the session.

Finishing video conference session of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to the participants of the session.

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