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http://www.turkmenistan.ru/?page_id=3&lang_id=en&elem_id=18119&type=event&sort=date_descNew luxury five-star hotel "Oguzkent" (Country of Oguz) was inaugurated in Ashgabat on October 15. As reported by Turkmen television, it is Central Asia's largest luxury hotel. The hotel is designed for the highest rank guests and major international forums.
"Hundreds of thousands of people gathered this morning at one of Ashgabat's central highways - the Prospect of Neutrality, where the majestic hotel was erected. The hotel's appearance inspires a sense of respectability, solidity and ceremonial grandeur," the state news agency TDH said.
As Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stated at the opening ceremony, hotel "Oguzkent" should become an embodiment of the age-old hospitality of Turkmens, national spirit of peace-loving and good-neighborliness, our openness to the world and willingness to cooperate with all interested countries."
The new hotel has 299 rooms, 14 of them are president class apartments. There is a separate room for the President of Turkmenistan. The roof of the building is equipped with a helipad. The complex boasts a conference center, a fitness center, a spa, pools, free-standing 8-storey hotel and shopping gallery, barbecue-park, tennis courts and other facilities. The hotel worth Euro 270 million was built by French Bouygues company.
The hotel interiors are decorated with elements of oriental dcor and Turkmen carpets, paintings of Akhal-Teke horses, as well as bas-reliefs describing the history of Turkmens.
http://www.turkmenistan.ru/?page_id=3&lang_id=en&elem_id=18113&type=event&sort=date_descThe government of Turkmenistan will allocate funds in the amount of US $ 10 million with the view of strengthening the material-technical base of scientific research institutions of Turkmenistan. This was reported by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a government meeting on October 14.
"Turkmenistan will fully fund all scientific research works that are of priority importance for the development of the national economy of the country," the Turkmen leader said. According to him, production and processing of rare chemical elements such as silicon, which is widely used in the manufacture of microcircuits, solar panels and construction materials are promising areas."
"Our country is well placed to efficiently use alternative energy sources, including solar energy," the president said. In addition, Turkmenistan, according to reputable astronomers of the world, has "very good natural conditions for observation of outer space."
The President also instructed Vice Premier Gurbanmyrat Mezilov to prepare a program of work to introduce scientific research and achievements of modern science in the national economy of Turkmenistan and submit it to the Government.
http://www.turkmenistan.ru/?page_id=3&lang_id=en&elem_id=18090&type=event&sort=date_descTurkmen and Qatari experts will share their experience in constructing major sports facilities, including the Olympic facilities. The agreement to this effect was reached during a meeting between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the son of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Turkmen leader invited the sheikh to visit Turkmenistan and to "get acquainted with targeted work undertaken by Turkmenistan in this direction." He also stressed Turkmenistan's interest in learning the experience of Qatar in constructing tourist facilities, which can be used further development of Turkmenistan's national tourist zone "Avaza" on the Caspian coast.
http://www.turkmenistan.ru/?page_id=3&lang_id=en&elem_id=18176&type=event&sort=date_descA Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the modernization of the seaport of Turkmenbashi was signed in Ashgabat. The signing ceremony was attended by members of the Turkmen government and major banks, as well as the World Bank Country Director for Central Asia, Motoo Konishi, and representatives of this bank in Turkmenistan.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat quoting the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the memorandum provides for the financing of the project for modernization of the international seaport of the city of Turkmenbashi, which would cost about US $ 62 million.
Following the signing ceremony, Moto Konishi expressed confidence that "the IBRD's international experience in the field of marine transportation and logistics will benefit Turkmenistan in the context of solving problems on taking this sphere to the level of international standards."
http://www.turkmenistan.ru/?page_id=3&lang_id=en&elem_id=18169&type=event&sort=date_descA Research-Restoration Center opened at the archaeological base of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve "Abiverd" in Kaahka district of Akhal province. The center will accommodate specialists of Turkmenistan and France who will work together on the restoration of archaeological finds made in the ancient village of Ulug-Depe near Dushak.
The idea of establishing this center belongs to the French archaeologist, Professor Olivier Leconte, who is now in his tenth year of excavations at this major archaeological monument in Kopetdag band of oases.
Among the finds discovered by the expedition are jewelry, stone and metal ware, thin ceramic pots with ornamental painting, miniature figurines depicting people and animals, as well as murals, stone mosaic panels dating from the II-I millennia BC.
After passing through the full restoration cycle, all findings will be handed over to museum of Turkmenistan.
Turkish construction company Polimeks has undersigned a deal with the Turkmenistan government to build a significant part of the biggest Olympics-standard facility in Central Asia.
The Turkish company, which started doing business in the country in 1995 with the construction of a $30,000 paving project, will undertake construction of $2 billion worth of a $5 billion project.
The Ashgabat Olympic Complex, which is scheduled to be built on an area of 150,000 square meters, will host the 2017 Asia Olympics.
The project is a stepping stone both for Turkmenistan and Polimeks, said Erol Tabanca, chairman of the company.
“This will be the biggest sports complex in Asia. Turkmenistan President (Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow) considers this project very important,” he said.
Speaking at the facility’s groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, President Berdimuhamedow said Turkmenistan is aiming to nurture its international caliber sportspeople.
There is a great potential for business in Turkmenistan, Tabanca said. “Up until now we have undersigned 99 projects, 78 of which have been finalized while construction continues on 21 others.”
Today, Polimeks has topped a capacity of $5 billion, the chairman said.
The company has built hospitals, museums, public buildings and monuments, he said. “The common culture between the two countries, common religion and language has helped develop a relation of trust,” Tabanca said, adding that, of Turkish companies, Polimeks has the highest revenue in the country. “We provide jobs for 20,000 people,” Tabanca said.
The first phase of the project being handled by the Turkish firm is to be completed by 2014, while the completion date for the entire project is 2016.
The project includes construction of a 10,000 capacity skating facility, along with several swimming pools, tennis courts, cycling racetracks, schools and accommodation facilities. The capacity of the football stadium will also be increased to 60,000, up from 33,000.
http://en.trend.az/capital/business/1781161.htmlTurkish President Abdullah Gul, who arrived in Turkmenbashi on Nov. 11, lauded the concept behind the development of the Avaza resort on the picturesque Caspian coast, the Altin Asir national television channel reported today.
During the concept's presentation, Gul studied the system of tax benefits provided at the resort for foreign investors.
"The presentation was of great interest to the Turkish leader, who appreciated the on-going large-scale project, stressing its undoubted success and exceptional promise," the source reported.
Gul was presented with a draft of the next stage of the Avaza resort's construction, including a palace of congresses, luxury hotels, a trade fair, and cultural and entertainment centers.
Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov personally familiarized his Turkish counterpart with a number of attractions at the resort, including a new park ensemble consisting of a seawater fountain, a coastal complex of fountains and an amphitheater.
Tourism holds special place in Turkmenistan's strategic plans. Presently, the total cost of its facilities constructed on the Caspian coast have reached over $1.5 billion.
Today a new airport, highways, gas turbine electric power station, water desalinating and water treatment facilities are all being constructed. Several sanatorium-resort facilities will be put into operation in October. Aqua parks, yacht clubs, an artificial navigable river and other facilities will be constructed within the second part of the resort's construction. Other projects include the construction of an oceanarium, a sheltered skiing resort, a cycle track and a casino city.
The Great Silk Road passed via Turkmenistan, which is rich in folk culture, various natural landscapes, and unique archaeological sites, including areas on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List such as Ancient Nisa, Merv, and Kunyaurgench.
The Turkmen coast and the southern limits of Kopetdag is a land of healing, natural health clinics. Archman, Bayramali Mollakara, Yilisuv and other natural sources are known for their healing properties and are comparable with the best resorts in the world, the Turkmen government reported. Additionally, the Kopetdag Mountains, the Karakum Desert, and the coast of Amu Darya are a perfect fit for ecological tourism lovers.
http://www.centralasiaonline.com/co...riefs/caii/newsbriefs/2011/01/25/newsbrief-11MARY, Turkmenistan – Construction of a US $1billion Turkmen-Japanese fertiliser plant has begun, Central Asia Online has learned.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov participated in laying the cornerstone of the factory January 25. A consortium of Japan's Kawasaki and Sojitz Corporation, in co-operation with Turkmenkhimiya and Turkey's Renaissance Holding, is building the factory to annually produce 640,000 tonnes of carbamide and 400,000 tonnes of ammonia fertiliser. Completion is expected in 2014.
Half of the factory's output will be exported, Berdymukhamedov said. The factory is also meant to serve Turkmen cotton growers.
A 13-year loan by the Japan Bank for International Co-operation is financing much of the project.
ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan, whose former leader built statues to himself and named days of the week after family members, has a new soaring monument adorning the capital: a 185-metre pillar to the constitution.
Riddled with symbolism, the 64-million dollar obelisk’s height fits the 18th day of the fifth month of 1992 on which the ex-Soviet nation’s constitution was adopted.
More: http://www.isria.com/pages/8_August_2011_198.phpA high-level delegation of the Republic of Belarus headed by Minister of Architecture and Construction Anatoly Nichkasov paid a working visit to Turkmenistan. According to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH), the delegation included the heads and specialists of leading enterprises and institutions of the friendly country.
Turkmenistan , Ashgabat, Aug.2 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov appoints the current Deputy Chairman of the Avaza National Tourist Zone Committee, Emir Patjanov, as acting chairman of the committee.
The former head Taymammed Shiraliyev was dismissed due his inability to "cope with the assigned duties."
Berdimuhammadov has recently "made some remarks on the prepared projects for the further development of the international seaside resort on the Caspian coast and instructed that they be improved ".
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan.26 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Negotiations were held between the presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov and Hamid Karzai in Turkmenbashi, the Turkmen government said on Thursday.
The Ministry of Railway Transport of Turkmenistan will sign a contract with the Turkish company Net Yapi ve Ticaret Mühendislik Mimarlik Müşavirlik Limited Şirketi, the official Turkmen source said.
Read moreThe Turkish firm Calik Holding has prepared a project to provide the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat with stable and reliable electric power and to modernise the country's energy system, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported today.
Implementation of this ambitious project which for decades will guarantee a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity to the rapidly developing capital is to take five years and will be implemented in three phases.
Read moreTurkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 20 / Trend H. Hasanov
In Ashgabat has held a trilateral meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, State News Agency Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary (TDH) reported.
On results of meeting were made appropriate arrangements and signed an important document - the Memorandum of Understanding between Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Tajikistan on the construction of the railway "Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan."
Read moreTurkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 21 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Elchin Efendiyev, Turkmen TV reported on Thursday.
Efendiyev arrived in Ashgabat at the head of a delegation to participate in the celebration of the international Novruz holiday, celebrated on March 21 in the Turkmen capital at the regional level.
Ongoing consultations on a regular basis and meetings between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan "directly contribute to the growth of trade and engaged discussion of new joint projects", said in the television report.
President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received the head of Turkey's Chalyk Holding, Ahmet Chalyk, who informed him about the promotion of the project for construction of a new international sea port in Turkmenbashi, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on April 2.
"New 'sea gates' of the country are designed to become a logistic center of the continent and to play an important role in the development of fruitful interstate cooperation," the message from the country's government said. The main requirement is the "impeccable quality of all the conducted work and strict adherence to the timeframe of their implementation."