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A conference of the Youth Organization of Turkmenistan named after Makhtumkuli was held in the center of public organizations in Ashgabat. It was attended by delegates from all regions of the country. The agenda of the event included the implementation of tasks of the State program of youth policy for the period of 2015-2020 adopted in March of this year. This document was drawn up, based on the law of Turkmenistan "On state youth policy".



Almost five years ago, on December 19, 2010 in the capital of Kuwait, the Olympic Council of Asia decided to hold the Asian Games in 2017 in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat. Soon after that the country started preparatory work for accepting this representative international sporting event, which promises to be the most impressive in the total number of participating countries. Apart from 45 Asian countries, the Asian Games-2017 will be attended by athletes from 17 countries of Oceania including Australia.



On Thursday, October 29, in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat commissioning of the second phase of engineering-communication underground tunnel, which was built together with the building association "Interbudmontazh" (Ukraine), took place. For the implementation of this project a total of about 682.5 million dollars has been spent. At the first stage in its framework more than 25 kilometers of drainage channels with a diameter of three and six meters was laid.  



The Turkmen Parliament ratified the Agreement on Cooperation in the field of hydrometeorology of the Caspian Sea, which had been previously signed by the representatives of the country. This is said in the report of the government, which also noted that the activities under this agreement were aimed at the creation and subsequent development of a regional integrated system of sharing and receiving information regarding the status of the Caspian Sea.


On October 27 and 28 Turkmenistan hosted mass celebrations dedicated to the anniversary of the country's independence. In honor of this event, a military parade, which was received by the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Turkmen is the supreme commander of the Armed Forces was held on the central square of Ashgabat. In addition, across the country a range of other celebrations were held, but the main action took place in the capital.



Turkmen State Concern "Turkmengaz" will be the main operator and investor of the project for the construction of TAPI gas pipeline connecting Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to this issue. At the same time, as reported by national television, "Turkmengaz" will also make the bulk of the project budget, and the remaining three members will fund it proportionately with their shares.


Representatives of Turkmenistan and Japan discussed the opportunities and prospects for joint development and production of UAVs - unmanned aerial vehicles. It happened during a scientific international conference "Innovative technologies in using renewable sources of energy", as reported by several media. According to the data presented, in case this project is implemented, the new UAVs can be used to identify the location of mineral deposits and other natural resources, drawing three-dimensional and two-dimensional digital topographic maps, as well as in agriculture.


A Trade and Investment Corporation of Japan, Sumitomo Corp. is going to build a new thermal power plant that will run on natural gas in Turkmenistan. An agreement on this issue was signed by the Japanese prime-minister Shinzo Abe, who is currently touring the countries of Central Asia. The total value of the contract is $ 300 million, after spending which Turkmenistan will have at its disposal a new thermal power plant with the capacity of 400 MW.



The Turkmen capital hosted a regular, 23rd in a row meeting of the steering committee of the project of building a gas pipeline TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India). The meeting involved representatives and leaders of a number of ministries and departments of the countries involved in the project as well as the Asian Development Bank, which is a transactional advisor of TAPI. One of the main themes of the event was the approval of the shareholder agreement by members of the consortium TAPI Ltd. Recall that the consortium is headed by the State Concern "Turkmengaz".


On Saturday, October 24 the Turkmen capital hosted the eighteenth Conference of the Humanitarian Association of Turkmens, which was convened in accordance with the decree issued by the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The number of foreign delegates at the event included representatives of 16 countries, such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and others.