On September 26, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov solemnly opened the Ashgabat complex, which includes shopping and entertainment and business centers, as well as a residential building.
As the state information agency TDH writes , the complex has no analogues in the region. The area of the site is 8 hectares. It houses a shopping and entertainment center, a business center and a modern residential complex, as well as a banquet hall for 800 seats, an underground parking lot for 708 cars, a car wash, a cafe, a fountain, an overpass bridge (1320 meters long and 18 meters wide) and an artificial canal length of 309 meters.
On the Led-screen installed in the mall, the head of state was shown a video telling about his technical issues, and inside the building he examined advertising signs, shops, cafes and a play area for children.
During the celebrations, the President recalled that this year, in honor of the 140th anniversary of Ashgabat, a competition was held among artists to glorify the Turkmen capital. Its results were summed up today. According to the terms of the competition, the finalist receives "a prize in the form of the most expensive product or car exhibited in the mall." According to the results of the lottery held in the car dealership, the winner, a famous Turkmen singer, won the car.
After inspecting the mall, Berdymukhamedov went to the residential complex, where he visited the new settlers and presented them with gifts.
Then the head of Turkmenistan in the hall of the shopping and entertainment center listened to online speeches of representatives of international organizations. The representative of the Council of Shopping Centers "German Council" of Germany announced that the new mall was awarded the certificate "For construction based on high technologies", and the Institute of Architecture Vorarlberger Austria awarded the certificate "Peculiar Design" as well as the acceptance of the center as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) ...
In honor of the opening of the mall and the Independence Day, the President presented the chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs with 30 keys from passenger taxis.
In conclusion, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov watched a laser show, which was held "to the solemn music."
Note that the news report of the state television did not show everything that happened after the opening ceremony of the mall.
The shopping center, located on the site of the Gazha private development area, which was demolished in 2015-2016, was opened despite the fact that bazaars, shops, cafes, restaurants and other establishments in the country are closed due to a difficult epidemiological situation.
Obviously, the authorities did not dare to postpone the opening of Ashgabat, since the commissioning of the shopping and entertainment center on the eve of the 30th anniversary of independence has been planned since at least January of this year.
For the first time, the mall project was presented to Berdymukhamedov in 2017.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan