The Governor of St. Petersburg inspected the mudflow diversion facilities built in Ashgabat by the Vozrozhdenie company

Russian officials arrived in Ashgabat for the celebrations on the occasion of Turkmenistan’s Independence Day, including the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov .


On September 26, he held talks with President Serdar Berdymukhammedov and other officials.


On the 27th, the governor inspected the complex of  anti-mudflow structures in the southern part of Ashgabat, which is being built by the St. Petersburg company Vozrozhdenie.


According to the press service of the official, Alexander Beglov noted that the experience of St. Petersburg, which has been subjected to powerful floods since its foundation, turned out to be useful and in demand in Turkmenistan. In September, construction work on the mudflow protection complex was completed .


“We visited one of the mudflow protection structures. We got acquainted with the principle of operation of the pumping station. Inspected the section of the drainage channel. The construction of the complex according to St. Petersburg traditions was completed in the shortest possible time – in 2.5 years,” the governor said.


“I am convinced that Vozrozhdenie will continue to adequately represent our business community on the territory of Turkmenistan, will take part in the development of the North-South road corridor, and will help build a section of this highway on the territory of Turkmenistan ,” Alexander Beglov emphasized.


The complex consists of 9 selenium accumulations on the way of the main mudflow channels of the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains, which are located on the southern border of Ashgabat. The mudflow reservoir stops the mudflow and accumulates the entire calculated maximum volume. There are pumping stations in the selenium reservoirs. After the mudflow, sediments of mud and stones, as well as clean water are discharged through the pumping station into the constructed concrete channels. Further, through a network of canals, water is discharged outside Ashgabat, the press service said.


Then the governor visited the Russian-Turkmen school named after A.S. Pushkin.

Alexander Beglov noted that St. Petersburg is ready to expand cooperation and offered assistance in building partnerships with other St. Petersburg schools of the humanities. “For St. Petersburg, as the cultural capital of Russia, it is very important that you continue to fulfill the important mission of the center of Russian culture in Ashgabat ,” he stressed.


Alexander Beglov presented the school with sports equipment for the tennis section – balls and a net. He also thanked the Vozrozhdenie company for the renovation of the school building, and the Gazprom company for financing these works .


Earlier, after heavy rains and mudflows, Ashgabat was regularly flooded. To combat this, in 2018, storm sewers began to be laid along the roads in Ashgabat . However, this didn’t help .

In December 2019, the head of the Russian construction company Vozrozhdenie, Igor Bukato, proposed to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov a project for mudflow diversion facilities, which are planned to be built in the south of Ashgabat, at the foothills of the Kopetdag.


In July 2020, it became known that Vozrozhdenie had begun construction.




Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan