EXTENDED SESSION OF THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF TURKMENISTAN TAKE PLACE
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers with participation of the heads of regional and capital administrations.
In the beginning of the session, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov has reported on the measures undertaken for improvement of legal acts regulating financial reporting as on practical measures for improvement of financial condition of ministries and profile departments.
In this regard, the Vic-premier has presented the proposal on settlement of the payments on penalties and fees together with taxes and charges by the amendments of the existing Regulation. This measure will be undertaken for regulation and improvement of financial and economic condition of the establishments and enterprises.
Having approved the proposal presented by the vice-premier, the President of Turkmenistan requested to develop relative documentation and agree these documents with authorized structures.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov has reported on preparation to the eighth session of the Intergovernmental Turkmen – Korean commission for trade, economic, scientific and technological commission, which is planned to be held in video conference format on November 23.
It is planned to discuss further development of the partnership in trade and economic, investment, oil, gas and industrial spheres as well as in information technologies, construction, transport and communication, agriculture and water management, science, education, healthcare, sport and tourism.
Having aimed at industrialization, Turkmenistan is interested in opening of new production facilities working on innovative technologies as well as in promotion of production of oil and gas complex to the world markets, the Head of the Sate said, having pointed out the importance of development of the practice of foreign partners from friendly country in this direction.
As an example of fruitful cooperation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has brought out a petrochemical complex for production of polyethylene and polypropylene, which has been built in Kiyanly with participation of big Korean companies.
Speaking of activity of joint intergovernmental commissions, the Head of the State highlighted that this practice has been proven as an efficient mechanism of intensification of the cooperation, which is built on beneficial and long-term basis.
The President of the country has addressed the Vice-premier as well as heads of the regions with number of certain objectives regarding big investment projects, which are to support further diversification and increment of export capabilities of national economy.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has reported on the situation at construction sites of number of important production, social and cultural facilities as well as on work on the project of circular energy system.
It was mentioned that credit resources of the Asian Development Bank have been used according to the Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan on Financing of the construction of high voltage power line and Ahal – Balkan and Balkan – Dashoguz substations. The state energy corporation «Türkmenenergo» of the Ministry of Energy has entered into the relative contract. At present time, supply of required materials is carried out and construction is going on at high rates.
Having listened to the report, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested to elaborate this matter in details taking into account current large-scale activity for expansion and modernization of the infrastructure of energy industry.
Further, the attention of the members of the government and heads of the regions have been focused on important date of the next year, the 30th anniversary of the Motherland.
It was noted that large-scale construction of numerous facilities has been undertaken under the adopted programs. It includes big monuments, new districts and villages, administrative buildings, highways, gas pipelines and transnational railways.
In this regard, Head of the Stat Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has requested the participants of the session of the Cabinet of Ministers to make inspection of all facilities under construction before the end of the year. It is necessary to select some of them and to include them into the opening plan for 2021 and to present to the Cabinet of Ministers for review.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers B. Ovezov has reportd on the preparation to XIII international online conference on digital economy and innovative technologies of Turkmenistan Türkmentel – 2020.
Big program of the conference incudes matters of development of international cooperation and attraction of foreign investments and innovations, implementation of the projects information and telecommunication sectors, provision of reliable and qualitative services to consumers, implementation of digital economy.
The participants of the forum will receive information about new digital services, enhancement of efficiency of wireless communication and technologies, 5G cellular network and center of data processing, provision of cyber security, digital education and telemedicine, will be able to share the views and outlines the forms of further cooperation.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that our country has made a big technological breakthrough, which became possible owing to successful implementation of long term program of social and economic development of Turkmenistan. The focus in the program is made on innovative component, introduction of high technologies, all-inclusive computerization and mastering of the best word practice in communication sphere.
This is indicated by the concept of development of digital economy of Turkmenistan in 2019 – 2025.
Having approved the work carried out in preparation of international online conference, the Head of the State noted its big importance in exchange of practice between local specialists and foreign partners and addressed some instruction to the vice-premier.
Next, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Ch. Gylyjov has reported on the measures for saturation of the market of the country with various goods on the threshold of International Neutrality Day and New Year.
Production of gifts has been arranged at the facilities of the Ministry of Textile Industry. At the same time, supply of new year tree is carried out and traditional sweet boxes are prepared. Organization of mobile shopping outlets is provided in the capital and regions.
Having focused on priority objectives of trade complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to the Vice-premier to hold the provision of goods abundance at the markets under permanent control.
In this regard, the Leader of the Nation has ordered Vice-premier Ch. Gylyjov, heads of the regions and Ashgabat to arrange proper work of shopping outlets, having addressed relative instructions.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Mammedova has reported on preparation of the emblem of 2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust as well cultural events timed to the 25th anniversary of the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.
Representatives of various spheres, ministries and departments, public organizations, universities and schools as well as separate initiative Turkmenistan citizens have taken part in the contest announced by the Ministry of Culture. Altogether, 700 works, from which the jury has selected the best ones, have been presented.
Having presented the emblems at video slides, the Vice-premier noted that recommendations of the Leader of the Nation has been taken into account during preparation of works. They reflect to commitment of Turkmenistan to humane ideals and wide international dialog including in cultural sphere.
Having reviewed the presented works, the Head of the State made certain proposals on them and addressed relative instructions to the Vice-premier.
Cultural dialog has big peace-making potential. It is an important objectives to develop such dialog by art personnel, the Leader of the Nation said and requested the Vice-premier and heads of the regions to provide high organizational level of international concert in honor of the anniversary of neutral status of the Motherland, other celebration events organized in the cities and villages of the country.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Geldiniyazov has reported on fulfilment of assignments given by the Head of the State and presented the project of the Concept of improvement of education of natural and precise disciplines and the Action Plan for implementation of the project.
The main goal of the Concept is to improve the quality of education and education of natural and precise sciences by using the capabilities of digital system, improvement of education method based on the best world practice and developed theoretical and methodological bases for full reveal of the meaning of the subjects under study.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted an exclusive importance of using innovative educational methods in educational system, use of modern educational programs and materials and addressed the Vice-premier with certain assignments.
Further, reports of the heads of regional administrations have been listened at the extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The heads of the region have reported on current agricultural activities for care of winter crops, measures for picking of cotton, rice, beetroot, preparation of land to sowing of cotton and other agricultural crops., provision of hibernation of the livestock. The reports on fulfilment of national rural program have also been presented.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that it is necessary to provide timely and qualitative fulfilment of objectives planned by the Program of social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025.
In his turn, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldiyev has reported on the field works in the country, which make the bases for future harvests of agricultural crops for the next year including care of the winter crops according to agricultural standards.
The Vice-premier has presented the draft Resolution, which provides the procurement of chemicals for weed control, protection of wheat, rice, cotton and other agricultural crops.
In addition, representatives of the regions and Ashgabat together with the members of the State Commission for land issues have developed the draft Resolution on allocation land plots to the government organizations and establishments for construction and production purposes. At the same time, it is planned to allocate land plots to private producers for construction of modern hothouses for cultivation of bananas and citric fruits.
Having singed the presented Resolutions on Procurement of chemicals for pest control and Order on allocation of land plots to organizations and establishments, private producers, the Head of the State sent it to the Vice-premier by electronic document management system.
After, the floor was given to Head of Ashgabat administration Ya. Gylyjov who reported on the situation in the capital, measures for its further development and preparation to winter season.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted the necessity of provision of full readiness of Ashgabat to cold season, provision of proper operational condition of heating systems and urban engineering and technical infrastructure in general.
Having also highlighted that construction of facilities planned to be opened on occasion of coming 25th anniversary of neutrality of the Motherland has to be finished as per schedule, the Leader of the Nation pointed out the importance of organization of celebration events on high level, having given specific assignments to the head of the capital’s administration.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister R. Meredov has reported on the activity of the Ministry and measures for further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Regular session of the Council of the OSCE country members, which will be held in video conference format, will be held on December 3 – 4 on ministerial level. In this regard, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan carries out proper preparation.
It was also informed that the Foreign Ministry of the country has held video conference talks with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden on November 18. Future bilateral partnership in the period of Sweden chairing of the OSCE in 2021 was the subject of interesting discussion.
The work with the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, which works successfully in Turkmen capital since 1999, has systematic and regular character. 349 targeted projects implemented in the last 13 years in various spheres are the result of this cooperation.
Cooperation with the OSCE Centre is carried out under annual plans, in particular, it is planned to implement 41 projects according to this year Plan.
In this regard, the Plan of the projects for 2021, which covers priority directions of cooperation, which has been developed together with the OSCE Center in Ashgabat and relative government organizations of the country, has been presented to the Head of the State for review.
Thus, it is planned to implement 37 projects in political sphere, 13 projects in economic sphere, 18 projects in humanitarian field. In general, it is planned to fulfil 68 projects in 2021.
Having approved the presented Plan of joint projects for the next year, the Head of the State has ordered the Vice-premier, Foreign Minister to take necessary measures for its practical implementation and to continue relative work for strengthening of constructive partnership with the OSCE.
Speaker of the Mejlis G. Mammedova has reported on current activity of the Parliament for further improvement of national legislation in the context of implementation of integrated program of the formation of modern legal base and implementation of the decisions of the People’s Council.
In particular, following the recommendations of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for legal provision of privatization process and definition of the mechanisms of handover of small and medium government facilities to private sectors, the work for improvement of the Law of Turkmenistan on Denationalization and privatization of the government owned property.
The deputies take active part preparation and conduct of the events timed to the 25th anniversary of permanent neutrality of the Motherland like conferences, events and other actions, during which the meaning and historical importance of neutral status, which was recognized twice by the UN, and the role of positive international initiatives of Turkmen State.
For development of international and inter-parliamentarian relations, the representatives of the Mejlis have participated in various activities organized by the structural divisions of the UN in online format.
The deputies continue educational activity related to the strengthening of legal base of the society, education of younger generation, popularization of the principles of healthy life style, explanation of the importance of major reforms in the country.
The Leader of the Nation has highlighted the importance of further steadfast activity of the Mejlis for strengthening of inter-parliamentarian relations and cooperation with big international organizations for exchange of advanced practice in law-making activity and successful promotion of the country on the way of democratic reforms and fundamental social and economic reforms.
The Head of the State has highlighted the necessity of activation of work of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan in the context of implementation of social policy, having noted that being in permanent cooperation with representatives of public organizations, ministries and departments, local administration and other electorate, the deputies have to support the solution of many social issues.
Further, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Secretary of the State Security Council Ch. Amanov who reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on activity of military and law enforcement agencies of the country, implementation of integrated military reform, modernization of equipment and facility base of security forces.
Having listened to the report, the Head of the State noted the importance of steadfast following of the principles and goas of defensive military doctrine of independent neutral Turkmenistan and ordered the Vice-premier, Secretary of the State Security Council to hold discipline and order in the Armed Forces of the country as well as improvement of combat training and enforcement of work for patriotic education of young soldiers under permanent control.
Other important matters, on which relative decisions have been taken, were reviewed at the session.
Finishing extended video conference session of the Government, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and success in work for further prosperity of sovereign Motherland to the participants of the session.