Chronicle of 2018: Construction and Energy

Provision of prosperous life of people, formation of all necessary infrastructure in cities and rural areas of the country are the priorities of the state policy. Numerous buildings, especially residential apartments with full set of amenities, in Ashgabat and regions are visual symbols of this success.

Tyaze Zaman residential complex located in Bagtiyarlyk etrap of the capital is visual example of this. 1,152 two and single-storey houses have been opened in February 2018 with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The houses have maximum comfort. Each house has land plot for planting vegetation, garage and traditional clay oven.

On the same day, two kindergartens for 160 children each with all conditions for harmonic development and interesting time of kids have been opened in Tyaze Zaman. In addition, secondary school for 600 students, clinic and grocery store have been built there.

It is worth reminding that the first complex of facilities of this residential estate was opened with the participation of Turkmen leader in 2014. In next years, numerous comfortable houses and other social and cultural facilities, several park zones have been built on the territory of the estate.

Two high-raise buildings in Mir 7/3 residential complex in the south of the capital were an excellent present to Ashgabat residents. happy new tenants received the keys from 144 apartments with improved planning. Kitchen, dining room, spacious hall meet high requirements of comfort and cosiness. Quality modern built-in furniture was made by local manufacturers. Various house-hold electronic appliances were presented by foreign partners.

Surrounding territory was well planned; it has sport and playgrounds as well as facilities for cultural public events and ceremonies. Flower gardens were made around the houses and all streets are well lit up. Market with shop outlets is within walking distance.

Four public parks, namely Kemine in Berkararlyk etrp, Nurmuhamet Andalyp in Kopetdag etrap, on the intersection fo Magtumguly Avenue and Tehran Street and along Gundogar Street in Byuzmeyin etrap, have been opened on the threshold of the Day of Ashgabat.

Hezreti Omar Mosque has been opened in Mir 7 residential district. This event was held in the threshold of the 27th anniversary of Independence and became another evidence of continuation and augmentation of national traditions and rites, which have been started in ancient times.

New business block raised in the north of Ashgabat along renewed G. Kuliyev Street, on both sides of which representative business centres with modern infrastructure have been built. The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs invested 1 billion manats to this project, having completed it on turn-key basis and prepared to put around one hundred buildings with offices and shopping grounds into operation.

Complex of buildings of International Congress Centre and fashionable hotel will be built in the nearest future on Chandybil Avenue. Administrative offices of Senagat Joint Stock Commercial Bank and Turkmenbashy State Commercial Bank will be built and provided with advanced equipment in the same part of the city. The buildings will merge architectural ensemble that is formed in this area. New Government tribune will be built along Kopetdag Avenue.

According to the Resolutions of the President of Turkmenistan signed in February 2018, the construction of these facilities will be made by French company Bouygues BAtiment International, which is an old partner of our country in urban construction sphere.

Monument, which eternalize the image of outstanding Turkmen poet and thinker Magtumguly Fragi, is under construction in picturesque Kopetdag foothills. In addition, it is planned to place memorial complex dedicated to the bicycle in this place.

Beautiful buildings will be built along Magtumguly Avenue between Taslama and Tehran Streets under the 16th phase of urban construction of Ashgabat. According to the General Plan, ten 12-storey 72-apartment and six 12-storey 48-apartment residential buildings will be erected. Two shopping and entertainment centres will be built in the same part of the city. According to the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, these projects were given to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The achievements and future of urban construction sphere was visually demonstrated at XVII International Exhibition White City of Ashgabat on May 24 � 25.

Target to innovative development via the study of advanced world practice and implementation of latest technologies is the main line that outlined the character of specialized review. Representatives of more than 80 local and foreign companies, facilities of profile ministries and departments of Turkmenistan as well as business circles from Russia, UK, France, Germany, Korea, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other countries took part in the exhibition.

Large-scale construction expanded all over the country under the implementation of integrated social and economic programmes initiated by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov provided growing requirements in quality construction materials, having given the impulse to development of this sphere based on production from local resources.

Today, this is one of the leading directions of industrial development of Turkmen economy, which is based on advanced achievements of the world science and practice. Modern high technology facilities, which are opened, are designated to make competitive production.

This is brightly indicated by powerful construction cluster created in industrial area of Ovadandepe, Gyoktepe etrap, Ahal Velayat. ?urkmendemirAlnumleri State Facility for production of metal works and bars, big gas concrete plant as well as marble and granite processing factory of ?urkmenmermer Closed Joint Stock Venture, which produces facing materials from local reserves, successfully operate in this area.

Decision about the construction of super modern facility of TurkmenaynaAlnumleri was dictated by the future of establishment of glass production industry from local material resources. The project was based on advanced technology of glass production by floating method, which is used for the first time in Turkmenistan.

The list of production made by the facilities of local construction industry includes facing stone, cement, bricks, non-ore materials, metal constructions, plastic and fibreglass pipes, which production is growing every year in the country. Rich natural resources of Turkmenistan allow increasing the production of extended clay, where the claystone produced at Yagman deposit in Balkan Velayat is used as the main component.

Production of various types of cement like Portland cement (sulphate resistant cement) used for foundations, construction of bridge pillars and other hydro technical facilities as well as drilling cement for petroleum industry is the priority direction of the industry of construction materials.

All of these were reflected in profile exposition Turkmengurlusyk 2018 held in the capital on August 28 � 30. More than 130 companies for 14 countries of the world � China, Russia, Germany, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Austria, France, Greece, Finland, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, took part in annual review.

Local private construction sector, which has completed number of major projects in the last several years, was widely represented at the exhibition. Recently, private companies of the country have developed the production of dozens of construction materials meeting international quality standards.

Architectural exhibition Development of National Architecture in December in the State Art Academy was dedicated to the future in development of urban construction.

Students and teachers of profile universities, architects from the administrations of Ashgabat and velayats, the State Art Academy, the Union of Architects of Turkmenistan, members of the UIET as well as professional art studios and individual architects presented their works at the review.

National Programme of improvement of social and living conditions of rural population until 2030, which receives huge investments, is to solve the objective of the provision of balanced development of rural areas, improvement of living conditions of the citizens including new families and young specialists, development of rural areas with social and engineering infrastructure.

Foundation laying ceremonies of new modern villages in Kopetdag Ovadandepe districts of Gyoktepe etrap and Govshut district of Kaahka etrap and Onaldy district of Ak Bugday etrap were held in Ahal Velayat last year.

It is planned to build 400 cottages in living estates, which will accommodate 2,000 people in each settlement. Special features of life of rural citizens have been taken into consideration during project planning. The cottages will have land plot, shaded area and garage. It is also planned to build administration buildings, schools for 640 students, kindergartens for 320 children, shopping centres, medical facilities, facilities for ceremonial and traditional events, car parking.

In addition, construction of big textile compex oriented to processing of fine fibre cotton and production of various fabrics and ready-made sewing garments has started in Kaahka and Babadayhan etraps. Construction of the facility of creative carpet making was also started in Baherden etrap. New medical facilities were put into operation in Kaahka and Gyoktepe etrap.

New International Seaport in Turkmenbashy, carbamide plant in Garabogaz, petrochemical complex for polypropylene and polyethylene production in Kiyanly, livestock farm in Serdar etrap are among new facilities in Balkan Velayat. Sanatorium and aquapark with entertainment centre have supplemented resort infrastructure of Avaza National tourist zone.

Construction rates of comfortable residential buildings has increased in Dashoguz. Dozens of families have celebrated house warming parties last year. Super modern child hospital was built in Mary.

New International Airport was opened with the participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in administration centre of Lebap Velayat in February 2018 and entire residential district in June. Residential complex includes 22 4-storey buildings with improvised planning. Each building has 40 apartments with big spacious rooms with high ceilings and equipped kitchen. Modern materials have been used in the finishing of rooms. Thousand families celebrated house warming party in this beautiful complex.

Personnel of medical sphere of Turkmenabat has also received an excellent gift. It was biggest in the region medical centre including multifunctional clinic and infectious disease hospital as well as residential complex from six 40-apartment buildings for medical personnel.

Launch construction ceremonies of Turkmenin ak Alyi buildings were held in administration centres of Balkan, Dashoguz and Lebap Velayats in December. Magnificent constructions of original architecture are designated for 3,000 people.

Continue the review, it is worth mentioning that dynamic process of national economy dictates the necessity of systematic increment of production capacity of national energy industry. For the last year, the infrastructure of the industry has been supplemented with gas turbine power stations in Ashgabat, Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Dashoguz Velayats.

At the same time, dozens of distribution substations are built, system of energy provision and lighting of the capital, other cities and settlements is renewed. Large-scale work in this field allows not only providing power to big industrial complexes and numerous social facilities, which are put into operation in the country every year but also to supply the energy to neighbouring countries.

Commissioning of combined cycle power station working based on coordinated control from Mary State Power Station is among other remarkable events of 2018, which was held under slogan Turkmenistan � the Heart of the Great Silk Road. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the events on this occasion.

Total production capacity of new station is 1,574 Mega Watt. It has four gas and two steam turbines from the world famous General Eclectic. Combination of two types of units provides the production of additional power, in addition, the consumption of gas, which is used as a fuel, is significantly reduced as well as the emission, which dropped down by 2 � 3 times.

According to the Concept of development of energy industry of Turkmenistan in 2013 � 2020, construction of gas turbine power station has been started in Charjew etrap, Lebap Velayat.

432 Mega Watt gas turbine power station provided with high technology equipment would be designed and built on turnkey basis by Sumitomo Corporation. Relevant contract with the State Power Company Turkmenenergo has been signed in 2015 during official visit of Prime Minister of Japan Sinzo Abe to our country, where efficient talks with Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has taken place. Japanese Bank of International Cooperation, which has entered into credit Agreement with the State Bank of Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan, take part in the financing of the project.

The territory for new energy complex was allocated next to existing Hydro Power State Lebap, which was put into operation in the south of Charjew etrap.

It is planned to install three gas turbine units 144 Mega Watt each in the main production building of the power station. The engines will be provided by the world famous Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.

In addition to production facility, it will have administration building with power station control room, distribution station as well as all necessary engineering and technical communications. The territory of the power station will be planned and developed. General construction works will be carried out by Turkish RAlnesans Holding.

According to the Programme of social and economic development of the country in 2018 � 2024, total volume of produced electricity in the country is planned to be increased to 33 billion kilowatts per hour.

Accumulation of the potential of the branch will support further increment of the export of Turkmen energy, first to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. For many year, Turkmenistan renders comprehensive support to fraternal Afghan people in building of peaceful life. Ymamnazar � Andkhoy and Serhetabat � Herat power lines, which became an important part of energy infrastructure of neighbouring state, are bright indication to this. Rabatakshan � Kalaynau power line, which opened another direction of delivery of Turkmen energy to northern provinces of Afghanistan, has been put into operation in summer 2019.

It is worth reminding that the Protocol of Intent between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on construction of power line Kerky � Hamyap � Garkyn has been signed during opening ceremony.

Such major projects as construction of Turkmenistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan � India pipeline and Turkmenistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan power line are very important not only for participating countries but also for the region in general.

Construction launch ceremony of new energy bridge was held in February 2018 with the participation of the Heads of the State and Governments of Turkmenistan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of India. At the same time, the construction of Afghan part of the TAPI pipeline and TAP fibre optic line has been launched.

The Agreement on the project of Turkmenistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan powerline has been signed between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Ashgabat in October. In particular, the document defines to volume of energy to be supplied to Afghanistan by the power line to Hear and Kandahar (300 Megawatt to each city).

The Agreement with the Asian Development Bank related to financing of the construction of high-voltage power lines Ahal � Balkan and Balkan � Dashoguz signed in 2018 is to support further integration of the country to the world energy system, and to expansion of geography of export routes of Turkmen energy carriers to the world markets.

In this regard, it is worth mentioning that active connection of Turkmenistan to unified Central Asian energy system plays an important role in creation of additional opportunities for significant increment of volumes of Turkmen energy supplies under international project Turkmenistan � Uzbekistan � Tajikistan � Afghanistan � Pakistan (TUTAP).

This year, special attention will be paid to construction of new power station and reconstruction of existing facilities, which will support the increment of export volumes of energy to neighbouring countries.

Therefore, rapid growth of production potential of the country including in construction industry and energy in 2018 are bright example of successful implementation of large-scale reforms aimed at the improvement of economic power of the country.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH