On August 10, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov chaired a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of his work for eight months, the state information agency TDH reported .
After the reports of the deputy prime ministers, the head of state noted that, despite the spread of the coronavirus in the world, the results of the work carried out in the country for eight months "demonstrate the progressive development of the state in the anniversary year in accordance with the adopted programs."
According to the president:
• GDP growth amounted to 6.2%;
• from January to August, 56 large facilities were commissioned, instead of the planned 30;
• residential buildings with a total area of about half a million square meters were commissioned;
• oil and gas fields are being developed;
• construction of TAP and TAPI is underway.
However, during a report by Deputy Prime Minister Shakhym Abdrakhmanov , who is in charge of the oil and gas industry, the president pointed out the need to increase oil production, fully utilize the capacities of oil refineries and increase the production of liquefied gas.
During the report of the head of the construction, industrial and energy complex, Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov Berdimuhamedov ordered to accelerate the construction of facilities, including TAPI, and attract as much investment as possible in the construction and industrial sectors.
The President also once again recalled the importance of the transition of the economy of Turkmenistan to market relations, "according to the principles of which the whole world works."
“If some of you believe that certain industries will not be able to function in market conditions, then this opinion is wrong,” Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said and ordered “to select young, competent, motivated leaders who will be able to work and manage in accordance with the requirements of the times.”
Recall that in March, a similar order was given only to the head of the oil and gas sector. Unhappy with the state of affairs in the industry, the president ordered "if necessary, find new leaders - young, capable, who will work energetically, will direct all efforts for the good of the cause and for the good of the country."
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan