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In the town of Mary, located in the eastern region of Turkmenistan, a large new gas-chemical complex was commissioned, which will produce such important products of the chemical processing such as ammonia and urea. This facility was built by the State Concern "Turkmenhimiya", and the contractors are the companies Ronesans Turkmen (Turkey) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Sojitz Corporation (Japan), included into the Japanese-Turkish concern. Most of the funds needed for the project, were allocated by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation.


The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, had a telephone conversation, during which the leaders of the two states discussed issues related to the practical implementation of the project on construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. This is stated in the message of Turkmen government, which was issued on Thursday, October 16th.


The sixth International Investment Forum of Turkmenistan was held in the Caspian tourist zone Avaza from October 14 to 15. This is stated in the text messages circulated by the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic, which is the organizer of the event. The forum was attended by about 150 delegates, representing approximately 20 countries in Europe and Asia, as well as a number of international financial institutions.



An exhibition of economic achievements of Turkmenistan, which is dedicated to the next, 23rd anniversary of independence, began its work in Ashgabat. This inter-industry event brings together around 100 exhibitors, which represent the various structural units related to the public sector of the economy, institutions of culture and education, tourism and sports, as well as the national manufacturing plants.


By 2020, the volume of traffic on the new railway line connecting Kazakhstan with Turkmenistan and Iran should reach about 15 million tons. This was reported to representatives of the media by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan Magtymguly Akmyradov. "By the end of this year, it is scheduled to launch operation of the rail corridor Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran in full" - he said.



Next year it is planned to open in Ashgabat a service center for sales of Belarusian equipment in Turkmenistan. The news was reported by the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich during his visit to the Turkmen-Belarusian trade fairs, which takes place in Minsk sports complex "Chizhovka Arena". "Currently, we are actively building the service center of Belarusian equipment in Ashgabat. This project is commercial, without appropriation from the state budget. We are planning to put it into operation in the second quarter of 2015" - Mikhail Myasnikovich said.


Ashkhabad hosted a seminar on international cooperation in the field of water use and health protection. It addressed various aspects in the context of the main provisions of the UN Convention on protection and use of transboundary international lakes and watercourses. The news was reported by the Ministry of Water Resources of Turkmenistan, the organizer of the event.



One of the major joint projects that Belarus and Turkmenistan are currently implementing is construction of Garlyk mining and processing plant for the production of potash has entered the active phase. This was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin. According to him, the parties "reached a preliminary agreement on the fact that from August 2016, ore mining will start, and in November high-quality fertilizers will come in from this field".



Ashkhabad, the capital of Turkmenistan, saw the opening ceremony of the memorial complex “Halk Hakydasy” (“People's Memory” translated). The memorial is dedicated to the national heros of the Republic, who died in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945, the Geokdepe Battle (Jan. 12, 1881) and a number of other actions. In addition, the complex is intended to honor the memory of victims of the 1948 Ashkhabad earthquake.



Next week, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is going to pay an official visit to Belarus in order to take part in the meeting of the CIS countries leaders scheduled in Minsk. This was reported by a number of local media, pointing out that these issues were discussed during the meeting of the Turkmen government.