Cabinet session focuses on priority issues of state life

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has convened a regular session of the Cabinet of Ministers to consider priority issues of state life and some draft documents.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman B. Hojamammedov centered his report on the state of affairs in the financial-economic sector's institutions and organizations, and the preparation of a draft Resolution on the establishment of an Inter-agency Tender Commission for selecting suppliers of goods, services and works for state-financed organizations.

In the report follow-up comments, the head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of the reforms ongoing in the financial, fiscal, monetary and credit spheres, as well as positive changes in the foreign economic and pricing policy. Particular emphasis was on the need to build an efficient and flexible labor relations system in the construction industry, and to employ innovative working methods.

After signing the draft Resolution, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov commissioned to ensure control over the Inter-agency Tender Commission's activities, and the timely and proper execution of works in the field.

In his turn, Cabinet Deputy Chairman M. Babaev informed about the situation in the fuel and energy sector, he is in charge of; the realization course of large investment projects; the construction progress of the gas chemical complex for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene in Balkan velayat.

The head of state instructed to step up the efforts aimed at building modern manufacturing facilities to produce a wide range of petrochemical and gas chemical products, which are much in demand both at home and abroad.

The progress of seasonal agri-works and the program of festive events to mark Turkmen Melon Day was the key issue the report made by Cabinet Deputy Chairman E. Orazgeldiev was centered on.

The President of Turkmenistan concentrated on the modernization of the agroindustrial complex and acceleration of the reforms in the sector. The head of state also stressed the importance of a comprehensive approach and well-coordinated efforts for the implementation of the state programs designed to reform the agricultural industry, as well as increased production of grain, cotton and other strategic crops.

In his report, Cabinet Deputy Chairman M. Aidogdyev covered the ongoing work in the sectors he is responsible for, and prospects for their further development. The report also looked at the construction of a residential complex for the Ministry of Industry in Abadan etrap, Ashgabat. The construction project includes 30 four-story 16- and 32-apartment large-panel buildings, 6 two-story stores and a 160-seat kindergarten.

Drawing attention to the Ashgabat Redevelopment Program's key objectives, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov identified operational reliability, functionality and original architectural aspects as essential requirements for construction projects, in particular social-purpose buildings.

The measures taken to improve the performance of the construction, energy and communal services sectors, the implementation progress of the assignments given earlier by the head of state on timely completion of the construction projects and preparations underway in the Turkmen capital for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were in the focus of the report made by Cabinet Deputy Chairman D. Amangeldiev. The vice-premier also informed about the continuing efforts to carry out the Ashgabat Redevelopment Program's 16th phase.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the need to keep a close eye on the issues relating to the capital's improvement and development, overall modernization of its infrastructure, and public utilities' efficient work. The head of state gave specific instructions on the implementation of the Redevelopment Program's 16th phase.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman O. Gurbannazarov reported on the state of affairs in the sector answerable to him, and the steps taken to expand trade and develop private business in the country.

The head of state stressed the need to employ innovative technologies and best practices in the trade sector. Highlighting the importance of stimulating private business, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave the vice-premier the issue-associated commissions.

Cabinet Deputy Chairman B. Annameredov focused his report on the efforts made to streamline the operation of enterprises in the fields of transport and communications.

Having noted that Turkmenistan's advantageous geographical location enables to make the most of the country's transport potential and expand international cooperation, the head of state necessitated further modernization of the transport sector. Specialists of the National Space Agency under the President of Turkmenistan were assigned to ensure well-coordinated and efficient operation of the country's satellite communications system.

Ongoing preparations for a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Indian Commission for trade, economic, scientific and technological cooperation scheduled to take place in New Delhi (India) on August 14 were in the center of the report made by Cabinet Deputy Chairman, Minister of Foreign Affairs R. Meredov.

Having recognized India as Turkmenistan's important and reliable partner, the head of state commissioned to ensure a high degree of organization of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Indian Commission meeting.

In her turn, Mejlis Chairperson A. Nurberdyeva presented a report on the work done by the national parliament to upgrade the country's legislation, and on preparations for the upcoming Elders' Council meeting.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that the national legislation improvement and development is driven by the need to continue the construction of a democratic, legal and secular state. In this context, active collaboration between Mejlis deputies and local authorities was seen as important.

The head of state also noted the significance of interparliamentary interaction, having described it as a decisive factor in broadening cooperation, strengthening the ties of friendship and trust-based relations between countries and nations.

Preparations for a month-long campaign, Road safety � peace and tranquility in our lives (traditionally launched every September) received close attention in the report made by Cabinet Deputy Chairman S. Toilyev. The vice-premier also touched upon the measures intended to promote international cooperation in the field of education.

Having noted that the annual campaign contributes to a significant reduction in the number of road accidents and more responsible behavior of road users, the head of state instructed to ensure well-organized activities in relevant institutions and a high degree of organization of all the events.

After approving the submitted Memorandum on Student Exchange between the International University of Humanities and Development of Turkmenistan and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave the vice-premier a number of specific instructions on promoting fruitful educational relations with foreign partners, including Japan.

Then, Cabinet Deputy Chairman A. Garajaev delivered a report on the efforts made in the fields of culture and mass media (he is in charge of) to prepare for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

The 2017 Asian Games-related events are intended to widely popularize our country's present-day achievements in various areas, the head of state said, having stressed that cultural activities to mark the major multi-sport forum on the continent should embody our people's traditions of hospitality.

Secretary of the State Security Council of Turkmenistan, Minister of Defense Ya. Berdiev (a guest speaker at the Cabinet session) focused his report on the preparation of souvenirs (by the agencies he is responsible for), symbolizing all the sports included in the Ashgabat 2017 Games program. The report also addressed events to be held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan and Frontier Guard Day.

In the after-report comments, the nation's leader adopted the presented samples of the 2017 Asian Games-related souvenirs, having commissioned to continue working on their design.

President of Turkmenistan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Army General Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov offered his hearty congratulations to valiant frontier guards on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan and Frontier Guard Day.

During the session, the participants were shown a set of two gold and silver commemorative coins (in denomination of 100 manats each) issued by the Central Bank of Turkmenistan to mark the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and provided with detailed information about them.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency