Monday, 20 March 2023

Opposition: Shedding Light on Choi Soon-sil Case Must Come First

The opposition camp has brushed aside the ruling Saenuri Party’s proposal to establish a bipartisan Cabinet, stressing that thoroughly investigating the Choi Soon-sil scandal must come first. Main opposition Democratic Party(DP) Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae s…

Turkmenistan: New Gas Reserves Discovered

New natural gas reserves have been found at the Halkabat site in the eastern Turkmenistan, Oil and Gas Complex of Turkmenistan said in a report.

Turkmenistan’s Turkmengeology State Corporation drilled an exploration well after carrying out 2D seismic investigations.

As a result, a commercial inflow of gas was obtained from the Middle Jurassic strata at a depth of 3,070-3,064 meters. The Halkabat field has great prospects, reads the report.

According to Gaffney, Cline & Associates, which audits Turkmenistan’s Galkynysh field and the adjacent Yashlar field, these two sites have an estimated total reserve of 26.2 trillion cubic meters of gas. With the newly discovered Garakel field, the block’s reserves rise to 27.4 trillion cubic meters.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan builds railway to Afghanistan

Construction of the Atamyrat-Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) � Akina (Afghanistan) section of the Asian International Railway Transport Corridor (Phase 1) has been completed, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan said in a message Oct. 31.

Construction of the Turkmen-Afghan railway started June 5, 2013.

The total length of the transnational highway is 88 kilometers, 85 kilometers of them run through the Turkmen territory, and the remaining 3 kilometers run between Imamnazar and Akina border points.

The launching ceremony of the Turkmen-Afghan railway in Akina station was attended by the heads of the railway ministries of the two countries, as well as representatives of local authorities.

The speakers at the ceremony said that Afghanistan expects a large social and economic impact from the new route. Main construction and assembly work at the stations, engineering facilities, supporting infrastructure objects has been completed.

Turkmen and Afghan local builders together with the specialists of the Ukrainian company Altcom constructed two railway bridges on the highway over branches of wide Karakum River, at its very head.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan

Mass Media and Election Campaigning

On October 31, the Republican Press Center for covering the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has played host to a videoconference workshop for journalists to discuss the participation of mass media in the electoral campaigning.It wa…

Turkmenistan’s Leader Heads to Russia for Talks With Putin

The president of Turkmenistan is due visit Moscow on November 1 for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin against the backdrop of a worsening domestic economic crisis.Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry announced the trip in an uninformative one-line…