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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.


The capital of Turkmenistan Ashgabat hosted a business forum entitled "Day of the German economy" which included issues related to the development of bilateral cooperation, exploring new opportunities of mutual partnership, as well as intensification of contacts between representatives of business representatives of Germany and Turkmenistan. The organizers of the event were the representative office of the German economy in Central Asia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan.



Last week in the National tourist zone "Avaza", located on the coast of the Caspian Sea belonging to the country, the international conference and exhibition "Tourism and Travel" took place. The forum, which was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and the State Committee for Tourism, involved tourism business professionals from more than 20 states - China, Russia, Germany, Belarus, Japan, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy and other countries.


On Friday, September 26, the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic, which addressed the most pressing issues of public life, as well as preparations for the summit of the heads of the Caspian states. While delivering his report to the assembly, the Deputy Prime Minister of the country B. Hodzhamuhammedov spoke about the activities aimed at ensuring the growth in Turkmenistan's available hydrocarbon reserves and the increase in oil production in the country.