Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper
During 10 years, Turkmenistan is flourishing and developing under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
On February11, 2007, in the course of democratic elections on a broad
alternative basis, the Turkmen people elected Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov into
the highest political office of the new formation.
State News Agency of Turkmenistan
Ten years: 2007 2017... Between two dates, there are thousands of new
factories, schools, hospitals, homes, museums and libraries, tens of thousands
kilometers of paved roads and of steel trunks, pipelines, hundreds and millions
tons of competitive products manufactured in Turkmenistan, billionth
investments in the biggest projects of the century. All of this has radically
changed the country image.
At the regular election of the President of Turkmenistan, held on February12,
2017, the countrys incumbent President Gurbanguly Myalikgulyevich
Berdimuhamedov gained the confident victory by a landslide from his eight
competitors. Over 97.69 percent of citizens voted for him. The election results
place the absolute confidence in the national leader and policy he pursues.
Setting a task of the countrys socio-economic modernization, the nations
leader attaches special significance to the adoption of a new state ideology,
its dominant feature became the appeal «State is for human!».
The country embodies a socially oriented model of market economy, raises the
profile and role of private ownership, forms the business environment, based on
the principles of free competition. Since 2012, Turkmenistan has been
classified by the World Bank as the upper-middle-income country.
A major feature of the new epoch is an insurance of the constitutional rights
and freedoms of Turkmenistans citizens, guaranteed by the laws, the countrys
promotion towards democratic reforms. One of the most important elements of our
societys democratization became the conduct of presidential election of
Turkmenistan since 2007 on an alternative basis, and since 2017 with the
participation of three political parties.
The state begins to render comprehensive financial support to agricultural
producers through more sophisticated lending, has invested billions in the
modernization of agro-industrial complex. The states strategy is aimed at the
construction of modern flour mills and stock breeding complexes, greenhouses,
plants and factories, which manufactured a wide range of products bread,
pasta, meat and dairy products, different varieties of vegetable oil.
Turkmenistan has achieved the main goal the countrys food security, and for
the first time in 2011, joined the ranks of the cereals-exporting countries. In
2015, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations noted the
countrys success. Turkmenistan picked up a special award for achievements in
the field of food security.
The new structural industrial policy-making also is of the strategic
importance. Diversification and modernization became strategic vectors for
Turkmenistan. Active work began to further strengthen the countrys
geopolitical position through the creation of transnational transport
communications, develop new deposits and withdraw hydrocarbon and mineral
resources to world markets.
To radically modernize the state administration system has become one of the
key points of the new economic strategy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
under whose leadership the infrastructural development plans of the industry
They are focused upon modernization of existing enterprises and the creation of
the innovative ones. Rank of priorities included not only the fuel-and-energy
complex, but manufactures, unrelated to the materials sector: transport and
communications. Within the manufacturing industry, chemical industry and
construction materials industry attained the basic direction.
Following the principles of multivariate export directions of natural gas,
recovered in the country, Turkmenistan has significantly diversified routes of
external deliveries of hydrocarbons through Turkmenistan China gas pipeline,
and the second gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Iran: Dovletabat Serahs
Hangeran. A major investment project became the construction of international gas
pipeline Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan India (TAPI). In December
2010, its state-of-the-practice was initiated during the trilateral Summit held
in Ashgabat, which resulted in signing an intergovernmental agreement.
Another trend that is clearly traced in the gas-industry-development policy of
the President of Turkmenistan is to create a gas field ring, accelerate the
implementation of new export gas currents. In 2011, at the initiative of the
head of state, construction of a reverse gas pipeline East West set in, which
ended in December 2015. Its length is about 800 km and the annual capacity is
designed to supply 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas in any direction.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave a clear assignment to
form the developed transport infrastructure and create international transport
corridors. A key development component of the logistics system will be an
International Sea Port erecting in Turkmenbashi city.
Active implementation of such projects in the transport sphere, as the
construction of Turkmenistan Afghanistan Tajikistan railway, is aimed at
the increasing of transit capacities of the Turkmen transport system in the
line of the main international highways North South and West East and the
further integration of industry into the world economic relations.
The first Ukase, signed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was the Ukase
«On improving the educational system of Turkmenistan». According to the leader
of nation, education reform demanded to increase the number of students, train
specialists of international level, significantly expand the number of subjects
studied and open new specialties in universities. Number of universities has
been increased: from 17 in 2007 to 24 in 2016. The total number of students,
taught in the countrys universities, has been increased over 10 years by more
than two times: from 17 thousand in 2007 to 38 thousand in the 2016/2017 school
Its quite remarkable tradition, established at the initiative of President of
Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, when on September 1, all first-graders
of the country receive personal computers as gift from the head of state.
The country has launched an unprecedented housing construction. Over 10 years,
investments in the construction of dwelling-houses and public utilities has
grown more than eighteen-fold! If in 2007 this indicator was equal to 0.8
billion manats, in 2016 it was 14.7 billion manats.
On December 17, 2007, it was adopted the National Program of the President of
Turkmenistan on improving social conditions of the population of villages,
settlements, etrap towns and etrap centers till 2020. From 2007 to 2014, about
832 social-purpose objects have been erected, 4.5 million square meters of
housing have been commissioned. New edition of the Program covers 20152020
period. Within its framework it is planned to build more than 500 objects,
including nearly 3 million square meters of housing.
Further objectives and priorities of social protection policy are defined by
the Program of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan. The populations
life quality by 2030 should be close to European standards, and Turkmenistan
should join the ranks of states with the highest human development index. For
this purpose, there are all preconditions: the national leaders political
will, economic potential, strong traditions and active social policy.
Ensuring the continuity of neutrality policy, the nations leader raised high
the authority and role of Turkmenistan in solution to global and regional
problems. The countrys external policy remains pragmatic and focused on
economic efficiency and priority of national objectives and interests.
Constructivism and the positions coherence of the President of Turkmenistan on
the priority issues of global security and sustainable development are clearly
traced in the energy sector. Being based on a deep and comprehensive analysis
of modern global trends, the Turkmen leader invited the world community to
create a conceptually new, universal model of relations in the world energy
During 10 years, independent neutral Turkmenistan is flourishing and developing
under the leadership of the nationally elected President of Turkmenistan
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The impetuous rise in the economy brought the state
to the category of the most dynamically developing huge-potential countries,
coming to the front as a worthy partner. All of this is the obvious result of
the meticulous, persistent and multi-faceted work, carried out by the President
of Turkmenistan, consistently and insistently defending and protecting national
interests before the whole world community, global threats and modernity