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Turkmenistan's President Urges Citizens To Actively Use Bicycles

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 03:32

In Turkmenistan, a new action has begun within the framework of the Ashgabat 2017 project on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. During his familiarization with the progress of the capital's beautification in preparation for the Fifth Asian Games in Closed Rooms and Martial Arts scheduled for September 2017, he suggested that public servants of all ranks – both ordinary employees and heads of enterprises and institutions – should go to work on bicycles. The purpose of such an action is to strengthen the principles of a healthy lifestyle in the Turkmen society.


The action is scheduled for July 29 as the Cycling Day. According to the head of the Turkmen state, it will mark 50 days before the opening of the Asian Games 2017. The event will contribute both to the popularization of cycling, and to improving the population's environmental culture. As reported by the local media, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov regularly participates in cross-country cycling races, contributing to the popularization of sports and the “new ecological consciousness” in the republic. Worth recalling, the President of Turkmenistan signed a relevant resolution in June 2013.


Worth adding, the program of the Fifth Asian Games in Closed Rooms and Martial Arts also includes track cycling.


Turkmenistan is completing the general preparations for the Asian Games 2017. The construction and other related works have been accelerated at the facilities of the Olympic town in Ashgabat. These venue will host competitions in 21 kinds of sports. According to the organizers, the upcoming Games will be the most large-scale in history. For the first time ever, they will be participated by sportsmen representing the countries of Oceania.

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