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Two facilities related to transport infrastructure have been commissioned in Turkmenistan: the International Car Terminal and the International Customs Terminal. In addition, there was launched the construction of a motorway to connect Ashgabat with Turkmenbashi. The solemn ceremonies of commissioning the aforementioned facilities were attended by Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the President of the Republic. The launch of the construction of the Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi highway was also attended by the head of the International Road Transport Union Mr.


This year, on the Day of Knowledge, September 1, opening of a new complex of the International University of Sciences and Humanities took place in the capital of Turkmenistan. This institution was founded in May of this year in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic, who took part in today's opening ceremony. As it was noted, the education program of the new university has been formulated basing on the requirements of the Bologna process.



From September3 to 4 the capital of Turkmenistan will host an international conference on the role of transit corridors in sustainable development and international cooperation. This is stated in the message of the Government of the Republic, published on Monday, September the 1st. It is also noted that the organizers of the conference are the Ministries of Road Transport and Foreign Affairs.



Turkmenistan and China are major partners in the field of energy cooperation, particularly in the gas sector, the development of which has a very broad perspective. This statement was made to the press by the Deputy General Director of the Chinese oil and gas company «PetroChina» Lu Gunsyun. According to him, the recent visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the State Council Zhang Gaoli to the Republic significantly promoted the implementation of various agreements and contracts between enterprises and governments of the two countries.


In accordance with the recently adopted decree of the head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the procedure for issuing public concessional long-term loans intended for the purchase of an apartment or individual housing construction will now be greatly simplified. In addition, the Central Bank of the Republic has taken a number of comprehensive measures that address the challenges arising from this document.


In the course of the meeting of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich that took place last Friday, August 29 further prospects of bilateral cooperation were discussed. This was stated in the report of the Government of the Republic, in the text of which it was pointed out that the participants were talking about the preparations for the forthcoming official visit of the Turkmen government in Minsk, which is expected this autumn.


The two tow boats previously ordered from a Turkish manufacturer – “Jahan” and “Älem” – arrived at the sea international port of Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan. The state news service of the republic reported the news, noting that these towing vessels are intended to conduct effective towage of ships from the roads to places of mooring, thereby reducing the time of loading and unloading.


The capital of Turkmenistan is hosting the International Construction Exhibition “Turkmen Construction 2014” organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic together with the departments related to the construction industry. The presidential press service reported the news, noting that the opening ceremony of the event was attended by the leaders of the parliament and government members, representatives of ministries and departments, heads of diplomatic missions and missions accredited in Turkmenistan, as well as representatives of the media and public organizations.


On Wednesday, August 27, the Sixth International Exhibition “Turkmen Construction 2014” began its work in Ashgabat. This year's event is participated by the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine (MMC), one of the largest Russian steel companies. The MMC information department reported the news, noting that the company will showcase a wide range of its steel products primarily related to the construction industry: cold-rolled and hot-rolled sheet steel, profiled rolled and coated metal.



On Tuesday, August 26, the consortium of Japanese and Turkish companies launched a gas-chemical complex for the natural gas procession into gasoline, the facility to be located in Ovadandepe District of Ashgabat Province. The consortium includes two companies: “Ronesans Turkmen” from Turkey and “Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd” from Japan. The construction work is carried out under the contract concluded between the Turkmen State Concern “Turkmengaz” and the aforementioned consortium.