President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov signed a resolution on the implementation of the second phase of the construction of the city of Arkadag, the new capital of the Akhal velayat, the state information agency TDH reports .
According to the document, the construction will be carried out for three years, from 2023 to 2026. The master plan of Arkadag must be submitted by the regional administration and the Ministry of Construction and Architecture within a month. Tenders for the construction of facilities will be held by the Arkadag Construction Committee and the city administration. The committee was also responsible for quality control of the construction of facilities.
Earlier it became known that the cost of imported building materials for the second phase of the city's development will be 4,536,603,112 manats or $1.296 billion at the state rate. In 2020 , it was reported that $1.466 billion would be allocated from the state budget for the import of building materials for the construction of the first stage of development.
Last September, TDH reported that the first phase of the city would be ready for commissioning in December, but this never happened. A new date for the opening of Arkadag has not been announced.
Despite the fact that the new capital of Akhal is still being built and not populated, at the end of February this year, a UN mission visited the city, assessed its development and made some unnamed recommendations based on the results of the visit.
Meanwhile, the Turkmen media have already dubbed Arkadag one of the seven wonders of Akhal velayat.
It should be noted that the construction of Arkadag is scrupulously controlled by the ex-president of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , after whom the city is named. Berdimuhamedov Sr. personally approves urban planning plans, the architecture of buildings and the smallest details of their external and internal decoration, up to the choice of material and color of chairs in the circus, the shade of glass on windows, patterns on entrance doors, and much more. Also, for his approval, they bring design options for lampposts, street signs, traffic lights, fences, benches, trash cans, curbs, sewer manholes and other urban infrastructure.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan