On June 17, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov made a holiday trip to the Mary velayat, the state information agency TDH reports .
First of all, the hyakim of the Mary velayat Dovranberdi Annaberdiev reported to the head of state that the tenants of the Takhtabazar etrap had fulfilled the grain harvesting plan. On this occasion, singers, musicians and children performed before the President. Serdar Berdimuhamedov was the last to present gifts.
Then the President visited the Türkmenistan daikhan association of the Vekilbazar etrap, the field of the farmer Atageldi Erniyazov , where he inspected the fields and harvesters. The man said that he had been renting for 15 years. From his plot of 55 hectares, where his whole family works, he intends to collect 40-45 centners of grain per hectare.
“Thanks to the favorable conditions created in the country , farmers achieve high results,” Erniyazov is quoted by TDH. The man then asked the president to give his blessing for the start of the grain harvest. The head of state said "bismilla" and cut off a sheaf of ears. It should be noted that ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov behaved according to a similar scenario at a meeting with farmers.
After examining the fields through which the combines drove, Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that "advanced agricultural equipment demonstrates not only high productivity, but also harvests without loss."
As correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” from the Lebap velayat reported earlier, in order not to spoil the equipment, combine harvesters cut the wheat at the very ear, which results in the loss of part of the crop. The fact is that in the region two combine operators are assigned to each combine, who are obliged to repair John Deere and Case equipment at their own expense. The leadership of the association promises to reimburse them for their expenses after the harvest in the form of salaries and bonuses, which will depend on the amount of grain they harvest.
On the field, the President also spoke with an employee of the Agricultural Research and Production Center of the Turkmen Agricultural Institute, scientist B. Novruzov , who spoke about the development of new wheat varieties that produce 55-60 centners of grain per hectare. The scientist asked the head of state to give names to new varieties of wheat. “It is appropriate to call them “Berkarar” and “Galkynysh”, which corresponds to the spirit of today,” the TDH quoted the president as saying. On June 4, the name of the new grape variety, which is grown on the plots of the Economic Department of the military and law enforcement agencies, was given by the president's father.
The President also viewed the exhibition of cotton and wheat seeds, and bakery products made from new crop flour .
After the fields, the president visited the main mosque of the region, Gurbanguly-haji (built on the initiative of the ex-president, TDH notes), where a teperrik brought from Mecca is exhibited. It was presented to Serdar Berdimuhamedov during his Umrah in early June. The President instructed to pass it in turn to the mosques of other velayats. They also exhibited a teperrik, which was received by the ex-president during Umrah in 2016.
Then Serdar Berdimuhamedov solemnly opened a room for 3,000 seats for mass celebrations, located next to the building of the White Yurt. Its foundation was laid last year by the ex-president. A festive sadaqah was given in the new building in connection with the small hajj performed by the president.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan