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In the capital of Turkmenistan Ashkhabad a new higher educational institution – the International University of Humanities and Development was created. It was reported by national mass media which specified that enrollment of students will begin in 2014/2015 academic year. It was noted during an enlarged governmental meeting that it was planned to take annually to the new University about 300 students who would be training on 14 specialties.



According to the Decree of the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a commission, for improving the national Constitution is created in Turkmenistan. This was reported by national TV, noting that at the same time the composition of the new institution was defined. As the head of state noted, within the future constitutional reforms it would be necessary to introduce a new position - the plenipotentiary representative in the field of human rights, and expand the powers of local government.



Laying ceremony of the new complex infrastructure projects took place within the second stage of the industrial development of one of the world's largest gas fields Galkinish in Mary province in Turkmenistan. The press service of the head of state reported that the President of the Republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated in this action on Saturday, May 10. It is to be recalled that the first stage of the Galkynysh industrialization began in December, 2009 and was held by the State Concern “Turkmengaz” in close cooperation with foreign partners.


The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) invested about 4 billion dollars in industrial development of the contractual territory “Bagtyyarlyk”. This territory is located in the south of Turkmenistan and it is considered to be extremely rich with gas. According to the President of the Republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, it means that at present the Chinese-Turkmen cooperation in the industry is developing and expanding rapidly.


On Wednesday, May 7, a new gas turbine station with an installed capacity of 149.2 MW was launched in Serdarabat District of Lebap Province, Turkmenistan. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Later, he was also present at the opening ceremony of another industrial facility, the second gas processing plant in the Bagtyyarlyk contract territory (Hojambaz District) with a planned annual capacity of 9 billion cubic meters of gas.


Today China is one of the most important strategic partners of Turkmenistan. Such statement was made by the President of the Republic Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during his recent interview given to the representatives of mass media of the People's Republic of China. It should be recalled that the beginning of the official visit of the Turkmen leader to China is planned on the 11th of May. This visit will last for four days.



On Wednesday, May 7 a new gas processing plant with an annual production capacity of 9 billion cubic meters was commissioned in Turkmenistan. Its construction was carried out by a well-known Chinese state oil and gas company CNPC on the territory of Bagtyýarlyk in Lebap region. As reported by the media, the commissioning of a new infrastructure facility will provide an opportunity to increase the volumes of natural gas flow of Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline.



Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs met with the regional coordinator of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Central Asia Bernard Doyle who arrived in the capital of the country. This meeting was held within the framework of preparation for the Criminal Code of the International Conference on migration and statelessness. According to the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the main subject of the talks was further expansion of cooperation between the republic and the United Nations.



During the meeting between the Presidents of Tatarstan and Turkmenistan, which was held in Ashgabat, agreement on the delivery to Turkmenistan a large batch of automotive vehicles produced by KAMAZ concern, was reached. This was reported in the press service of the famous Russian manufacturer, noting that the Russian delegation included the company's CEO Sergey Kogoghin. It should be noted that the KAMAZ brand has been on the automotive market of Turkmenistan for a long time, and its total fleet in the country is 8.85 million units.



The Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA) hopes that in the nearest future Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will be able to become members of the Assembly of Representatives.  This statement was made by the General Secretary of the organization Jandos Asanov on the sidelines of the meeting of the Assembly Committee on Law, held in Astana.  According to him, today TurkPA is opened to all other Turkic states, "and I think that in the near future, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will be a part of our organization, as well as other structures of Turkic Cooperation&q