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Turkmenistan has celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The main events in the framework of the celebration were held in the territory of the memorial complex “Halk hakydasy” (People's Memory) in Ashgabat. There took place the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument “Baky şöhrat” (Eternal Glory), which commemorates the Turkmen soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic War.


The capital of Turkmenistan has hosted a regular meeting of the government chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The participants discussed a number of topics related to all spheres of the country's life: economic, political and public. In particular, there was voiced the information concerning the work of the deputies of the National Parliament in the context of the adoption of a number of relevant draft resolutions and draft laws.


The International Conference on Transport and Logistics has begun in Turkmenistan. It's taking place in the territory of the Avaza National Tourist Zone. This event is dedicated to the diversification of international transit and transport cooperation in the Eurasian space. It's participated by heads and employees of sectoral ministries and departments, investors, experts, representatives of international banking structures and organizations, as well as logistics, transport and forwarding companies.


To date, Turkmenistan has produced a total of approximately two million LED lamps intended for use at industrial premises. Their production has been mastered by specialists of the economic society “Aydin gidzheler,” which was created with the assistance of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, as well as the Ministry of Industry of the country. As a result, dozens of different types of Turkmen-made lighting products emerged on the counters of specialized trade enterprises and markets.



Turkmenistan has launched a system of mobile banking. Currently, it's being actively tested with the use of the credit and debit cards of the national payment system “Altyn Asyr.” Just like Internet banking, this system allows to pay for various services, including Internet and IPTV, to replenish the balance of a cell or home phone, to pay off a loan, and to transfer money from one card to another. Mobile banking is also convenient for searching for branches of banks and ATMs.


In Turkmenistan, there has begun the month of activities aimed at combating tobacco smoking. It will be participated by public figures, representatives of youth organizations, various departments and local authorities. As noted during the opening ceremony of the month, Turkmenistan is one of the leaders of the world anti-tobacco movement. The country intends to make its own significant contribution to the global activities aimed at expanding the territories fully liberated from tobacco.



The capital of Turkmenistan is hosting the traditional International Exhibition of Household Goods organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the country. Its visitors will familiarize themselves with a wide range of household goods produced by Turkmen state enterprises. Several dozens of such enterprises successfully work in this sphere. They have mastered and introduced advanced developments and technologies.



In Akhal Province of Turkmenistan (in the territory of Ak Bugday District), there took place the opening ceremony of the International Quarantine Center that belongs to the horse breeding sphere. Many foreign guests took part in this event, including delegates of the international festive forums held in the capital recently. The International Quarantine Center represents a new modern facility designed for keeping 120 horses. The territory of the Center occupies a total area of 40 hectares, which are divided into a number of functional zones.



On April 29, the OSCE-organized training courses were held in the capital of Turkmenistan for law enforcement and aviation security officers. They were focused on the security procedures at airport checkpoints and the recognition of fluoroscopic images. According to the press release of the Ashgabat Center of the OSCE, 19 representatives of the relevant structures, such as the transport police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Aviation Security Service, the State Border Service and the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, took part in the practical training courses.


The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan has hosted a presentation of major investment projects of national and international importance that are currently being implemented in the country. This event was focused on the delegation of Qatar that had arrived in Ashgabat earlier. It's headed by Hamad Saleh Al Kamra, the president of a major company in the structure of the “Al Qamra Holding.” As noted during the presentation, its main task is to give further development to the dynamic interstate interaction, taking into account the long-term perspective.