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Turkmenistan has completed construction of a terminal for receiving, shipping and storage of different types of petroleum products in the vicinity of the state border with Afghanistan. As reported by the state-owned company “Turkmenneftegazstroy” (“Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk”) on November 28, the new facility is adjacent to the customs point “Ymamnazar” (Lebap Province). In accordance with the project, the stated capacity of the new oil terminal is 540,000 tons per year.



Turkmenistan is interested in developing cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the transport field and in other spheres of activities. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made this statement during the recent meeting with SCO Secretary General Rashid Alimov in Ashgabat. He also expressed to Alimov his appreciation for the detailed information on cooperation among the SCO members in the transport sector, and expressed his country's interest in expanding cooperation with the organization in this and other areas.



On November 26-27, the capital of Turkmenistan hosted the first global conference on sustainable development of the transport industry. This event was participated by representatives of the governments of many countries, the civil society, the private sector and the UN agencies. The conference is to define the new directions for development of the transport industry, which will make it possible to provide an increase in human welfare and protection of the environment.



On Friday, November 25 in the Legislative (lower) Chamber of the Uzbek parliament deputies discussed the draft law "On Combating Corruption". This was reported in the press service of the supreme legislative body of the republic, noting that the results of previous discussion highlighted the importance and timeliness of this draft law, which is primarily aimed at strengthening the trust of citizens, including business entities to the state authorities and their officials.



At the recent regular meeting, Turkmenistan's Parliament unanimously adopted the country's new law “On the State Budget for 2017.” According to the Turkmen State News Agency, in 2017, the profitable part of the budget is set at 103 billion 571.6 million manat, while the expenditures will amount 104 billion 871.6 million manat. As a result, the 2017 state budget was established with a deficit of 1.2 percent of the total amount of expenditures, or 1.3 billion manat.



Since the beginning of November 2016, the law enforcement agencies of Turkmenistan has been carrying out a large-scale operation aimed at curbing the activities of speculators who buy and sell foreign currency illegally. As reported by several local media, the “baiting” method is widely used by police officers in the course of the operation. In other words, they change into civilian clothes and pretend to be willing to buy different currencies: dollars, euros, rubles and soums (the currency of Uzbekistan).



Ashgabat has hosted a scientific-practical conference on diets during childhood obesity, diabetes, as well as methods of treatment of these diseases. The event was organized by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of the country, which was assisted by the staff of the Country Office of the World Health Organization. In addition, the conference participants also examined a physical activity strategy for the European Region, and a new action plan in the field of food products for the period 2015-2020.



In Turkmenistan, plans are afoot to introduce a system of compulsory state insurance of civil liability in respect of owners of motor vehicles. The corresponding decree was signed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on November 14, as reported by the local media. The Turkmen leader instructed the Ministry of Finance, the State Insurance Organization and the Ministry of Justice to prepare a proposal on revising and amending the existing national legislation and to subsequently submit it to the government.



Within the recent joint conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and South Korea discussed the issues related to implementation of several new projects in various spheres of economic activity. The local media reported the news on November 8. According to them, the event was held under the motto “Proposals and technological cooperation in various fields of energy, industry and transport.” It was participated by representatives of both public and private companies, as well as other entities of Turkmenistan.


Turkmenistan and Russia will continue and develop cooperation in the sphere of fuel and energy complex (FEC), which is strategic for both countries. The Turkmen state news agency “Turkmen Dovlet khabarlary” reported the news after President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited Moscow on November 1.