President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov arrived in the national recreational zone Avaza where he went on a bicycling ride and called for organizing the police ecocycling group.
The state information agency TDH reports that bicycle rentals will be added to the list of services rendered to holiday makers in Avaza. For instance, several bike rental shops offering special solar powered equipment, which the President referred to as Ecocycling stations, have been opened.
Addressing Minister of the Interior Isgender Mulikov, the head of state subsequently ordered setting up the police ecocycling group in the law enforcement authorities. According to the news outlet, it will be used during awarenessraising campaigns at the annual monthly event Road safety as a key to safe life, as well as similar events organized at schools and childcare facilities.
Let us recall that the President of Turkmenistan is an ardent cycling enthusiast. On a regular basis Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov arranges largescale bicycle races involving government officials and ordinary residents. He occasionally cycles to work. During military training exercise held on13 June the head of state demonstrated his combat arm shooting skills while riding a bicycle.
Moreover, the Day of Bicycle is annually celebrated in Turkmenistan and a monument to it is scheduled to be installed.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan