A solemn ceremony was held to start the construction of the Ashgabat-Turkmenabat autobahn, in which Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the president's son and member of parliament, took part .
According to the state news agency TDH , as part of the celebration, exhibitions of folk art, bakhshi performances, pop soloists and dance groups were organized.
Welcoming speeches were made by the deputy khyakim of the Ahal velayat Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the honorary elders of the people. The route length of 600 kilometers will be commissioned in December 2023. The first section of the autobahn - Ashgabat-Tedzhen will be put into operation in December 2020, the second - the section Tedzhen-Mary - in December 2022 and the third - the section Mary-Turkmenabat - in December 2023.
The project cost is $ 2.3 billion. During the autobahn, 4 bridges over the rivers, 4 bridges over the railway, 22 bridges at the intersection with other highways will be erected.
The construction of the Ashgabat-Turkmenabad and Ashgabat-Turkmenbashi highways was entrusted to Turkmen companies after the Turkish Polimex refused the authorities 'proposal to build an autobahn at their own expense and cover the costs with the profit that the toll highway is expected to bring in the future.
Recall that in October 2018, Serdar Berdymukhamedov laid thefoundations of modern villages in Akhal, and in September he opened a maternity hospital.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan