With a year delay, Balkan velayat is preparing to open a hospital and celebrate Akhal-Teke Day

On April 11, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting with the heads of regions, the state information agency TDH reports .

Hyakim of Akhal velayat Yazmuhammet Gurbanov reported on the strengthening of food supply, care of wheat crops and cotton sowing, construction of houses, roads, water supply and sewerage networks, as well as preparations for the National Day of the Turkmen Horse (celebrated on the last Sunday of April and this year falls on the 24th).

The head of state ordered to speed up the pace of watering wheat crops and applying mineral fertilizers. Regarding cotton sowing, it was instructed to control the supply of farmers with the necessary means and ensure the uninterrupted operation of agricultural machinery.

As Chronicle of Turkmenistan reported a week ago , tenants of cotton fields are not given the required amount of fertilizer and are required to pay for consumables for agricultural machinery.

Then, the heads of the regions and Deputy Prime Minister Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev , who is in charge of the agro-industrial complex, reported on all these works .

During his report, Hyakim of the Balkan Velayat Tangryguly Atahalliyev informed about the preparations for the grand opening of the multidisciplinary hospital for 400 beds built in the city of Turkmenbashi, as well as for the celebration of the Akhal-Teke Day.

Berdimuhamedov noted that this year the main celebrations in honor of this holiday will be held in the Balkan velayat and ordered to organize all events at a high level.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspected the construction of this hospital in November last year. The structure of the seven-story medical complex was shown to the head of state "on tablets and mock-ups." He noted that the hospital under construction should become a center for holding events of international importance in the field of healthcare.

The projects of a multidisciplinary hospital for 400 beds and a clinic for infectious diseases for 100 beds were presented to the head of state in March 2019. At the same time, it was instructed to start construction work in March and hand over the facilities with full readiness for operation in July 2021.

However, both institutions were not delivered on time. The 100-bed clinic was opened on November 10 by the president's son, who was then deputy prime minister. Dr. Hans Kluge , WHO Regional Director for Europe, joined the opening ceremony via video link and congratulated the audience on this event and “noted the special significance of this clinic in the fight against infectious diseases.”

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan