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Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the State Agency for Management and Use of Hydrocarbon Resources under the President to carry out the operations on the implementation of the projects of international oil and gas main lines, the presidential decree said on Saturday.

In particular, the document approved a new regulation on this agency and its structure. According to the decree, a special department on the implementation of the international oil and gas projects will be established under the agency.


The Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan has announced the final results of the elections of deputies of the Turkmen Mejlis (Parliament) to replace retired parliamentarians.

"The elections were held on the principles of transparency and openness," the commission said.

According to the statement, the June 2 elections were attended by about 94,000 people residing in the mentioned districts which accounted for over 81 per cent of the total number of registered voters.

The election was declared valid at all 109 polling stations.


Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkmenistan, the Kremlin reported today.

Putin accepted the invitation to visit Turkmenistan during a phone conversation between him and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedev initiated by Russia.

According to the report, the date of the visit will be determined via diplomatic channels.

The presidents also discussed the legal development of bilateral relations, including humanitarian efforts to ensure the interests of the people who have dual citizenship living in Turkmenistan.


The Turkmen Education Ministry will sign a contract for the construction of the International Turkmen-Turkish University for 3,000 students with the Turkish company "5M Insaat Tekstil Ithalat Ihrajat Sanaýi Tijaret Limited Sirketi".

The corresponding decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. According to the document, construction will begin in May 2013 and the commissioning of the university will be in August 2015.


An issue on the construction of the 'East-West' gas pipeline with a capacity of 30 billion cubic meters per year which will connect the eastern part of Turkmenistan with the Caspian region, was raised during a recent government meeting in the capital of Turkmenistan, Turkmen television reported.

According to the report, Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused the attention on the need to accelerate the construction of the pipeline which should improve the reliability of the supply of new industrial facilities put into operation in various industrial fields.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.