On December 3, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting of members of the government on the results of work for 11 months of this year, the TDH state news agency reported .
Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov, who is in charge of the construction, industrial and energy complexes, reported on the work of the Türkmenhimiýa (Turkmenhimiya) state concern and the Ashgabat administration (Purchekov is in charge of the capital - HT).
Purchekov also spoke about the industry's successes: the plan for production and construction was overfulfilled, more than expected electricity was generated and exported, the Ashgabat khyakimlik overfulfilled the obligations for the work performed and the services provided.
However, the head of state was dissatisfied with Purchekov's work. Berdymukhamedov said that the construction of facilities is too slow, and next year the number of construction projects is planned to increase. In this regard, the Deputy Prime Minister was instructed to urgently carry out reforms in the construction sector, increase the production of building materials, create new jobs, introduce digital systems into production, and also work with entrepreneurs who can create high-performance construction and technology companies and firms equipped with the latest equipment and innovative technologies.
In addition, the President ordered the Deputy Prime Minister to continue work on the creation of an energy ring within the country and the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line, "despite the existing difficulties." The TDH does not specify what difficulties are involved. Perhaps this refers to the difficult situation in neighboring Afghanistan, through the territory of which the TAP lines should run.
Berdimuhamedov called the active search for investments in construction as the primary task for Purchekov.
As a result of the report, the President issued a severe reprimand to the Deputy Prime Minister, "for improper performance of official duties, shortcomings in the work."
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan