President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov answers the questions of the farmers of the northern region

The Head of the State spoke to cotton, crops, rice and cucurbitaceous cultures growers of Dashoguz Region. During the conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that systematic measures steadily implemented under staged agrarian reform bring positive results.

Answering the questions of the participants of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid special attention to environment protection and rational water management. Turkmenistan is permanent supporter of water diplomacy - the dialog, which is aimed at solution of all issues related to restoration of water sources, their wise, economical and rational use and efficient management. Joint work of the states and international organizations in this direction, including under the IFSA, is able to be the platform for the development of the global document on water - the UN Water Strategy.

Our country thinks the development of the UN Specialized Programme for water issues as well establishment of active promotion of the idea of water diplomacy in international level as very important.

The fact that current meeting undergoes during election campaign determined the character of questions asked to the Head of the State as to the Presidential candidate. Considering the specifics of the audience, it is logical that many of the questions were related to the agriculture, further progress of leasing relations, farming, entrepreneurship, beneficial loans, especially for owners of small holdings, establishment of private agricultural processing enterprises.

In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan said that systematic support, rendered by the Government to the rural population, including technical and material provision as well as tax benefits positively affect the income of the farmers and enhance growth of production volumes and improvement of quality, bumper harvest, development of virgin lands and establishment of new work occupations.

At the same time, considerable role in development of domestic agricultural complex is paid to small and medium business, establishment of private agricultural production and hothouse enterprises. New vegetable and refrigerator warehouses was built in the regions of the country for improvement of trade quality of agricultural products.

We would continue to develop this direction, offering credits to the farmers and landlords, allocating the land plots to entrepreneurs for growing of crop productions, - the President of Turkmenistan said.

Upon the request of the participants, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov explained in details some provision of his election campaign, in particular related to the measures of the state support of the family, motherhood and childhood.

The growth of income of the citizens of the country to the level of leading states of the world is also most important objective. Increase of salaries, pensions and government allowances will be permanently under control of the State.

Answering the questions of the electorate, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov defined the prospects of further development of Dashoguz Velayat, the Head of the State mentioned that during next seven years, it is planned to build gas chemical complex, steam turbine power stations, cotton-spinning factory, asphalt plant, livestock farms for meat and milk production and processing, fruits, vegetables and cotton oil processing enterprises, mills and pastry production, plant for production of disposable syringes and number of other facilities in the region. Taking into account the programme for regional development, it will be necessary to develop new arable lands and restore the fertility of existing fields.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper