Berdymukhamedov opened a new podium to receive parades and watched a drone show

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov opened the complex of the State Tribune, built on Kopetdag Avenue, the State Information Agency TDH reported .

The area of the tribune is 20 thousand 450 square meters, it includes the tribune of the president and the tribune for guests with 2 thousand seats.

On the square in front of the tribune, military parades and reviews of the achievements of economic sectors will be held. The largest in Central Asia 120-meter LED-screen and eight 30-meter high masts are also installed there . A helipad and parking lots have also been built.

According to the TDH, "the building has a spacious, marble-clad ceremonial hall, halls for receiving guests and special events, a distinctive feature of the design of which is a pronounced national flavor."

However, the state television showed only the outer part of the tribune.

After inspecting the building, the President watched a concert and a drone show from the balcony of the second floor , lined up in the sky in the shape of the country's flag.

The grandstand building was built by the French company Bouygues B√Ętiment. It was supposed to open in 2020, ahead of the 25th anniversary of neutrality. Its cost is $ 109.3 million.

The construction of the road and the square in front of the stand worth 64.66 million manat ($ 18.5 million at the state rate or $ 2.15 million at the current rate of the "black market") was carried out by the Russian company Vozrozhdenie.

Previously, parades were held on Independence Square in the center of Ashgabat.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan