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Four years ago, in December 2010, the capital of Turkmenistan Ashgabat received the right to host the Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games scheduled for 2017. Preparations for the Asian Games 2017 are in full blast in the city, and much work has already been done to date. In particular, there has been launched the construction of the Olympic Village, which will become one of the largest facilities of the kind in Asia. The Executive and Organizing Committees has been established, having begun to develop the Master Plan of the Asian Games 2017.



During his stay in the Balkan region of Turkmenistan the President of the Republic Berdymukhammedov held a visiting session of the government of the country. It is reported that the event was dedicated to the course of construction of objects in the territory of the national tourist zone "Avaz" and organizing the process of citizens’ leisure in recreational areas.


The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov basing on the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers that took place on Saturday, August 16 said that under the program of development and diversification of the economy it is planned to quintuple the volume of electricity deliveries to foreign countries. According to him, the Turkmen energy industry shows consistently high growth rates and is able to increase the export of electricity, which is currently in demand in the world markets.


The fourth regular meeting of the Turkmen parliament of the fifth convocation took place in Ashgabat. It was attended by representatives of several ministries and departments and the national media. This was reported on Monday, August 18, by the press service of the President of the country, which noted that on the agenda there were draft laws and a number of other legal acts focused on further development of the key provisions of the state policy.



On Tuesday, August 12 at the National tourist zone "Avaza" on the coast of the Caspian Sea the opening ceremony of the International Folklore and musical song festival "Avaz-2014" was held. The event was attended by representatives of various countries of the world, musicians, singers and folk-ethnographic groups from Turkey, Iran, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and several other countries.


In Turkmenistan, in the territory of the national tourist zone "Avaz" a complex of festivities entitled the Day of the Caspian Sea took place. It was attended by officials from various environmental public and government institutions of the country, environmental scientists, intellectuals, and journalists. Also there were guests, representatives of diplomatic missions of the Caspian region, as well as a number of international organizations - the OSCE, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the German Society for International Cooperation.


On Tuesday, August 12, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in the framework of his working visit to the capital of the Republic visited the ongoing progress in ​​construction works in Ashgabat and the surrounding area from a helicopter. This was reported on Wednesday, August 13, by the press service of the head of state, which also noted that the head of the country looked at the action plan of a number of major new projects. According to G.


Russian energy company OJSC "SOJUZ", which is part of the SOJUZ Holding, started implementation of its first contract with the representatives of Turkmenistan. Previously, the Turkmen partners of OJSC "SOJUZ" invited specialists to analyze the technical condition of the foundation of a boiler in one of the blocks of the Mary power station, which is the flagship of the Turkmen energy.


Now enterprises and government agencies of Turkmenistan will be charged with responsibility of maintenance and operation of sports facilities throughout the country. This was reported by national television, which noted that during an expanded meeting of the government, the corresponding decree was signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.


Turkmenistan intends to reinforce its border with neighboring Afghanistan, using the most modern technical means. Currently, the branches of French companies Airbus and Thales are engaged in military developments, and take part in the tender announced by the authorities of the Republic on the development of electronic border control system. According to the data given by the specialized publication Intelligence Online, the two companies to date have already submitted their variants of the device tracking system for all 744 miles of the Afghan-Turkmen border.