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In 2015 it will be necessary to start the implementation of the project of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.


During the extended session of the Government of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a number of personnel changes in the Cabinet of Ministers of the country. This information was reported in the press service of the Head of the State. They also specified, what personnel changes were made. So, Byagul Nurmyradova was relieved as the Deputy Prime Minister on the Media and Culture for the reason of health problems. According to Presidental decree, Maysa Yazmukhammedova was appointed to this post.



During the extended meeting of the Government of Turkmenistan, which took place on Saturday, April 5, under the leadership of the President of the republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the results of social and economic development of the country for the first three months of this year were summed up. According to macroeconomic indicators demonstrated, the accounting period was characterized by rapid qualitative and quantitative growth, which became possible due to reforms and realization of large investment projects in all areas of economical activity.


According to the decree of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Ministry of Construction was reconstructed into the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan. This information was published in the official message, distributed by media outlets on Saturday, April 5.


Turkmenistan plans to join the acting environmental conventions of UN; the issue will be broached in the course of negotiations with the delegation of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which is currently paying an official visit to the republic. So reads the government announcement published on April 3. The paper also voices that the delegation of the UN Commission is headed by Andrey Vasilyev, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECE.



The 4th session of Coordinating Council of Kazakhstan dedicated to national water policy was held in Ashgabat. The participants of this event were leading experts and responsible executives of some Ministries and institutions of the country as well as representatives of European Union, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international institutions and organizations.


Within the International Sports Exhibition “Ashgabat - Capital of the 2017 Asian Games”, which took place in Ashgabat, over 60 companies, representing 18 countries of the world, demonstrated their propositions concerning organizing and conducting Asian games in the capital of the republic in 2017. This was the first international exhibition of such level, dedicated to sport in the republic.


The meeting of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and the Head of Turkey’s Çalyk Holding Company Ahmet Chalyk took place in Ashgabat. It was reported on Wednesday, April 2 by the press service of the Government of the country, which noted that in the course of the negotiation the visitor from Turkey informed Berdimuhamedow about the promotion of the project for construction of a new international sea port in Turkmenbashi.


On March 26, the Uzbek government introduced amendments to the Resolution of November 15, 2011, on measures to organize modern high-quality technical oil production in the republic. The document was adopted in order to encourage the production of a wide range of competitive high-quality mineral, semi-synthetic and synthetic oils and antifreeze mixtures. These products are planned to fully saturate the domestic market, their exports simultaneously growing.



On April 1 and 2, Ashkhabad will host a scheduled meeting of the special task group engaged in drafting the “Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea.” On Friday, March 28, this information was pointed out by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Rashid Meredov in his report to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during the meeting of the Cabinet. Any issues related to the Caspian Sea are of extreme importance as for the foreign strategy of Turkmenistan.