On April 27, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrived at the construction site of a 60-meter monument to the poet Magtymguly Fragi with a check, the state information agency TDH reports .
At the monument, the head of state was met by vice-premiers, who reported on the progress of construction and showed plans for the project of the monument and the park surrounding it.
Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov , who is responsible for the construction, industrial and energy complexes, showed the president sketches of lampposts, benches and trash cans that will be installed in the park, as well as options for mural painting that will be applied to the monument, the gate in front of the park, gazebos and parking lots.
Berdimuhamedov also approved the types of trees that will be planted in the park.
“Climbing the steps, the head of state appreciated their convenience and comfort,” TDH notes.
Purchekov was instructed by the head of state to use "a unique color scheme inherent in the national color" in the design of buildings and structures under construction.
In September 2021, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the shade of the monument, and in March, the designs for the sculpture, lampposts, benches and rubbish bins in the surrounding area, as well as the railings on the stairs leading to the monument.
Deputy Prime Minister Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev , who is in charge of agriculture, was ordered to deal with the improvement and landscaping of the park, in which it is necessary to plant breeds adapted to the local climate.
At the same time, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the types of trees for planting in the park in October 2021 , and in November he held a mass clean-up at the monument, during which thousands of trees had already been planted.
Deputy Prime Minister for Culture and Media Myahridjemal Mammedova announced the preparation of ceremonial events for the opening of the monument, which will take place on June 27 on the Day of Workers of Culture and Art, as well as Magtymguly Fragi's Poetry.
It was previously planned to open the monument in June 2021.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan