The President of Turkmenistan visits the Olympic village and the office of non-governmental organizations

In the morning, the Head of the State arrived in the Olympic village, which arenas are to hold the competitions of the VAsian Games. Turkmen Leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was met by the Chairpersons of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies, some ministries and departments, Hyakim of Ashgabat as well as the Head of Polimeks, Turkish Construction Company that builds this largest facility.

Readiness of the multifunctional infrastructure for the Games, which includes number of sports and other purpose facilities, was in the focus of the attention of the Head of the State. All necessary conditions are provided there for organization of high-level competitions including in field track, cycling, tennis, swimming, different team sports, martial arts and others. There are also special training facilities in the village.

Excellent Olympic living estate for 12 000 people is designed for participants of the V Asian Games - the sportsmen, coaches and other members of delegations. Besides, the infrastructure of the Olympic village includes medical complex with rehabilitation centre, scientific and research laboratory, training centre, international media centre with most advanced equipment and other relative facilities. There is also cultural centre for the rest and free time of the sportsmen.

The monorail with number of railway stations of original design surrounds large territory of the village. The advantage of this transport is that owing to its design, it does not interfere the traffic on the roads and provides the comfort for the passengers. Beautiful view of the sports complex as well as Ashgabat, which gets better and better every day, with its numerous new buildings is opened from the height of the monorail.

During his visit to multifunction sports complex, the President of Turkmenistan went to the Olympic stadium, which designed for 45 000 visitors. Looking around the main arena of the Games, the Leader of the Nation made an accent on the provision of the stadium and its readiness for the opening ceremony of the Games, which is going to happen in less than two months. The head of the State noted that this would be the first time for that our country to host sports events of such scale and level. Thousands of foreign guests � sports delegations, fans, mass media representatives, will come Turkmen capital and it is necessary to make everything to turn the Games into grandiose sports holiday, which would be remembered for a long time by its participants and would give an opportunity to the world to discover Turkmenistan again from new side.

In this regard, the emphasis was made on the necessity of thorough preparation to the lighting ceremony of the torch of the Games, which flame will shoot up in original bowl above the Olympic stadium on September 17 Gift sets of sportswear for honoured guests who would arrive in Ashgabat for V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were demonstrated to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Final samples of regular and ceremonial uniform improved according to the remarks and recommendations of the Head of the State for Turkmen sportsmen participating in opening and closing ceremonies of the V Asian Games were presented on mannequins.

Having familiarized himself with presented sets, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that the uniform of Turkmen sportsmen has to bear original cultural traditions of Turkmen people and at the same time meets modern fashion trends, to be aesthetically attractive and functional. The Head of the State also pointed at the importance of reasonable use of the symbols of V Asian Games in clothes design.

Having approved prepared samples in general and made some corrections, the Head of the State noted the importance of serious and creative approach to development of the models of unifirom for national sportsmen and personnel of the Games.

With regards to gift sets for honoured guests, they have also reflect the combination of historical and cultural traditions of the nation and modern tendencies and at the same time to leave good memory of their owner about Ashgabat and hospitable Turkmenistan, - the Head of the State has said.

Together with this, different original souvenirs and accessories like leather bags, statues of alabay and ahalteke horse, watches with Asian Games logo, traditional bags with national ornament, headdress � tahyas, talismans � alaja, cuff links, sports shoes, t-shirts with emblems of the Asian games, notepads, pens, bright guidebooks and other were prepared for the guests.

Having dwelt on priority issues of preparation of the Games, the Head of the State highlighted the necessity of thoroughly thought, detailed approach to their solution. In this context, relative leaders received specific instructions on provision of full readiness of all facilities of the Olympic village to this important event, decoration of the capital using advanced technologies, organization of sightseeing tours, particularly helicopter flight tours for foreign guests and unexceptionable service.

Having left multifunctional complex, the President of Turkmenistan inspected new samples of automobiles, which would serve the passengers during the Games. There are taxies, buses and minivans among them.

Having revealed the interest in functions, interior and exterior design of the samples, the Head of the State highlighted that full suitability of every vehicle to local conditions and comfort of passengers are the main requirements. In this context, the Head of the State highlighted the necessity of efficient use of the monitors inside the vehicles for provision of necessary information to the passengers as well as for demonstration of various advertisement.

After, the Head of the State continued working trip in special bus around Ashgabat, having inspected reconstructed along on his way the administration building of non-governmental organizations of Turkmenistan located on Garashsylyk Avenue.

The leaders and personnel of non-governmental organizations greeted the President there. Chairman of the Democratic Party K. Babayev informed on the readiness of the building and conditions and capabilities made for work there.

Having listened to the information, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov looked around new office and its amenities.

Having inspected large conference hall, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the interest in its decoration, technical provision and capabilities for different large events, having instructed to provide all necessary conditions for that.

Having inspected the administration building, the Head of the State mentioned an important role of non-governmental organizations in social and political life of the country and in the process of expanded democratic reforms.

Having stressed the attention on the necessity of active implementation of advanced practices and innovative methods into activity of these structures, the Head of the State wished success in their responsible work to all the participants and left the place of event.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper