Cabinet of Ministers: transfer of land plots from legal entities to state institutions and increase in electricity supplies to Afghanistan

On December 23, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the state information agency TDH reports .

Deputy Prime Minister Khodjamyrat Geldimyradov , who is in charge of economy and finance, reported on the preparation of a draft state program for the creation and development of free economic zones (FEZ). The publication does not provide other details of this work.

Deputy Prime Minister Annageldi Yazmyradov , who oversees the agro-industrial complex, reported on the work on providing land plots for use by state institutions and enterprises.

The President signed the Decree , which abolishes the right to use land plots by legal entities and provides land plots for use by the relevant state enterprises and institutions.

Back in March, Serdar Berdimuhamedov was presented with a proposal to allocate for permanent and temporary use a total of 10,545.22 hectares of land for construction and production purposes to ministries, departments, khyakimliks and their subordinate institutions. The head of state noted the importance of supporting agriculture, as well as the implementation of projects for the development of crop production and animal husbandry. “This will help strengthen food security and replace imported products with domestic products,” the President said and approved the proposal.

A similar proposal to allocate agricultural land to government agencies was presented by former Deputy Prime Minister for Agroindustrial Complex Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev in July last year to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov .

Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov, who is in charge of the construction, industrial and energy sectors, spoke about providing the domestic market with glass products and exporting them abroad, and also reported on the increase in the volumes and routes of export of Turkmen electricity, after which the President signed the Decree , allowing the State Corporation "Türkmenenergo" to extend the terms contracts concluded with the Afghan company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat to send electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, as well as to set the volume and price (not named) of the electricity sent.

Deputy Prime Minister for Culture and Media Myahridjemal Mammedova reported on the events planned for January 2023 .

• On January 1, on the occasion of the New Year, raising ceremonies on flagpoles of the State Flag will be held in the country's velayats.

• From January 1 to 10, festive events for children will be organized in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at the Main Tree.

• Performances, films and cartoons will be shown in theaters and concert centers in Ashgabat and regions during school winter holidays.

• On January 5, the Gulbaba Children's Award Ceremony will be held in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

• On the occasion of the Day of Defenders of the Fatherland, on January 27, celebrations will be held on the territory of the Halk hakydasy Memorial Complex.

Deputy Prime Minister for Science and Education, Health and Sports Nurmukhammed Amannepesov reported on the preparations for the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great thinker and poet Magtymguly Fragi. In particular, the Action Plan has already been developed. The upcoming celebrations in 2023-2024 will be held jointly with UNESCO and the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY).

Director General of the Transport and Communications Agency Mammetkhan Chakiev reported on the work of the seaport of Turkmenbashi . He reported "on the work in progress" carried out by the Balkan shipbuilding and repair plant. What kind of work this is, TDH does not specify.

The other day it became known that the IDB allocated $90.15 million to Turkmenistan for a project in the field of development of maritime transport, which involves the construction of three ships at the Balkan plant.

The Balkan plant and the new seaport, which cost the country's budget $1.5 billion, were opened in 2018. The plant's capacity is designed to build 4-6 ships per year, but at the moment Balkan has not produced a single one.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan