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Turkmenistan

03.06.2013

The Turkmenenergo State Corporation will conclude a contract for the supply of electricity to Turkey with a Turkish company Gent Elektrik Enerjisi Toptan Satiş A.Ş, the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan said.

The corresponding decree was signed by the President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, according to which this will diversify supply routes and increase the volume of foreign exchange funds entering the country.

03.06.2013

The Turkmen-Turkish trade turnover volume increased by 52 percent for the last three years, reaching $ 3.5 billion in 2012, the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations said on Saturday.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul visited Ashgabat from May 29-31. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov stressed during a meeting with Turkish counterpart that there are opportunities to increase the bilateral trade volume by 2-3 times in the nearest years.

He said that intensifying the cooperation with Turkey is one of the priority areas for the country.

28.05.2013

The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has instructed the government of the country to ensure the timely preparation of the draft state budget for 2014, according to the country's media.

"Speaking about the importance of continuing the work focused on improvement of the country's financial and economic institutions as well as banking sector, the President of Turkmenistan made a number of specific instructions in this regard," a statement says.

17.05.2013

The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the regional administration of the Lebap Velayat (region) with a number of instructions for the construction of the Atamyrat-Ymamnazar railway, the Turkmen government said on Wednesday.

According to the report, it is expected that construction will be carried out by the Ministry of Railway Transport. The project complies with the agreement reached in May 2011 during the official visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Turkmenistan.

13.05.2013

The Kazakh-Turkmen bilateral trade turnover almost doubled in 2012 compared to the previous year and hit $345 million, Kazinform quoted Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev as saying within the talks with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Astana on Friday.

"The key sphere in the Kazakh-Turkmen relations is the trade and economic cooperation. Despite the negative trends in the global economy, the trade turnover between the two countries has significantly increased. Last year it hit $345 million and doubled compared to 2011," Nazarbayev said.

07.05.2013

The Majlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan at its regular meeting of the fourth convocation adopted a decision on the approval of the Electoral Code developed in accordance with international norms and standards, the Government of Turkmenistan reported on Tuesday.

07.05.2013

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the need to intensify work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) transnational gas pipeline, Turkmen television said today.

According to the report, the issue was discussed at a government meeting," the statement said. "A report on the operations of equipping "Galkynysh" gas field in Mary region with the necessary facilities was also voiced. It is the future key raw material source for a number of alternative projects.

29.04.2013

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to further improve the national statistics system, determine the strategic directions for its development and organize the State Statistics Committee's activity.

According to the document, the provisions on the State Statistics Committee and the structure of its central office, the position of the inter-sectoral council on statistics under the committee were approved in Turkmenistan.

29.04.2013

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received the Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrui, the Turkmen government said on Monday.

"The UAE Energy Minister reiterated the readiness of Arab companies to expand mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan, which successfully implements the forward-looking energy strategy aimed at the fundamental modernization of the sector and the diversification of export routes for energy supplies to world markets," a statement said.

22.04.2013

Ashgabat is hosting a meeting of the "Special Coordination Intergovernmental Group" today to discuss the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railway project, the Turkmen government said on Friday.

The meeting composed of senior representatives of the three countries is being held within a memorandum of understanding signed in Ashgabat on March 20 following a meeting of the Turkmen, Afghan and Tajik presidents.

The organizational issues related to the practical implementation of the project are being examined during this meeting