24.04.2017. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov convened a working meeting in the format of videoconferencing with the participation of Cabinet Deputy Chairman supervising culture and tourism, heads of some agencies, khyakims of velayats and the capital.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the socio-economic development strategy, issues of organized conduction of seasonal agricultural work and preparation for the Holiday of Turkmen Racer forthcoming in late April.

Ashgabat khyakim Sh.Durdylyev reported on the situation in the capital and the measures for provision of urban amenities, and informed about the preparations for the Holiday of the Turkmen Racer and cultural and mass events, planned on this occasion.

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov addressed khyakim a number of instructions on further development of engineering and technical infrastructure, enhancement of the work pace on gardening and landscaping in the capital’s etraps, tree planting on the territory of the city, in particular, mulberry beside the Karakum River. The leader of nation assigned to ensure the organized conduction of events, dedicated to the Holiday of Turkmen Racer.

Video-selector meeting continued with reports of velayats’ khyakims, who reported on the measures to increase the work pace on farmlands, where cotton is sowing, wheat and other crops’ plantings are handling. Special attention is paid to the preparation for the upcoming grain harvesting campaign. Heads of regions reported on the progress of construction, as well as the preparations for the Turkmen Horse Holiday, celebrated on the last Sunday of April.

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov emphasized the need for quality and timely cotton planting and grain-harvesting campaign. Grain harvesting equipment, vehicles, receiving points and granaries must be fully prepared for the oncoming season of the grain harvest.

The leader of nation also demanded to keep under strict control the construction of objects of the regions’ social infrastructure, the issues of further raising of the population’s living standards. The head of state ordered to take measures on ensuring the high organizational level of activities of the Holiday of the Turkmen Racer.

By means of direct video communication, Cabinet Deputy Chairman A.Garajaev reported on the measures taken on the occasion of significant dates, and informed about the preparations for the Turkmen Racer Holiday.

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, stating that until now there is no unified approach to the preparation and conduction of holidays, major events, noted the urgency of developing the appropriate targeted program.

Focusing on organizational issues of distance test, launched in 500 days ahead the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games forthcoming in Ashgabat, the leader of the nation expressed serious dissatisfaction with the level of the marathon celebrations held in Mary. As expected, the participants of the distance test, organized in all velayats of the country, being at the Galkynysh deposit, would set the torch of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in a blaze. The Vice-Premier and Minister of Culture got admonitions because of the bad coordination of work on preparation for celebrations on the occasion of Turkmen Horse Day.

Chairperson of the State Committee of Turkmenistan for of the environment and land resources protection M. Annabaev informed about the activities on planting saplings all over the country, tree surgery, the measures for the nature conservation and fulfillment of the commissions on planting mulberry trees beside the Karakum River.

Emphasizing the great importance of preserving the natural resources and rational use of land resources, formation of forest areas and care of forest plantations, President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov expressed serious dissatisfaction with the work undertaken in this direction. An important requirement was and is the proper level of execution of carried out works and proper surgery of trees. The head of state pointed the necessity to expand the tree belt area around Ashgabat and other settlements in order to protect them from dust winds, as well as to plant mulberry trees beside the Karakum River and other irrigation facilities.

The Minister of Internal Affairs I.Mulikov reported on the state of affairs in structures subordinated to him, the measures for ensuring law and order, road and fire safety.

The leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov expressed criticism to the MIA leadership for poor control of non-registered enterprises illegally operating in Ashgabat and its suburbs, rendering car services and car washes, frequently using potable water. Comments were addressed to internal revenue service, which does not exercise due control over private enterprises and certain individuals’ activities. The President of Turkmenistan demanded the relevant services to take measures on an urgent correction faults mentioned.

Some other issues of state life were also considered at session, and the appropriate resolutions were adopted.

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