THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN HOLDS SESSION ON DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
On February 4, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has held video conference working session on development of construction industrial complex with participation of some Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of ministries and departments as well as heads of profile universities.
Having noted that issues related to optimal organization of work for keeping achieved rates of development, enhancement of efficiency of activity of the facilities of the complex and intensification of rates of reforms for successful fulfilment of the state programs in anniversary year would be discussed at the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov listened to the reports and proposals of the participants of the session.
First, the floor was given to Minister of Construction and Architecture R. Gandymov, who has reported on the situation in the structure under his supervision, construction of various facilities, practical measures for compliance with timeline of commissioning of facilities and provision of high quality of works.
It was informed that more than 180 technical regulatory acts, which are regularly updated in set order, are used in construction sphere.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has expressed serious claims to work of the Ministry, having highlighted the necessity of wider introduction of advanced technologies and know-hows in construction industry. At the same time, the importance of scientific approach during development of architectural projects of buildings and recommendations of scientists taking into account increased seismic situation of our region have been highlighted.
Special attention has to be paid to construction, installation and maintenance works. It is necessary to provide the competiveness of investment projects and to hold under control the quality and timely completion of the projects, the leader of the nation highlighted.
Further, the Minister of profile sphere has continued his report on construction works at the facilities, which are planned to be opened on occasion of the anniversary of the country’s independence, as well as on the measures for acceleration. The slides of the facilities under construction have been presented in the report.
Head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out the importance of strict control of timely completion of the facilities and addressed the minister with specific instructions.
Minister of Industry and Construction Production was the next to present the report on work performed in 2020.
The growth rate of industrial production, accomplished construction works and provided services of the Ministry was 107.9 percent in January – December 2020 comparing with the last year.
For the period under review, the cement plants have produced 1,940,626 tons of cement.
The plan of production of extended clay has been executed by 100.3 percent with the growth rate of 100.2 percent.
The plan of production of metal works have been executed by 100 percent with the growth rate of 101.6 percent.
The plan of production of construction glass have been fulfilled by 101.4 percent. The growth rate of production has been equal to 100.1 percent comparing with the last year.
The plan of production of Ferro concrete constructions have been executed by 103.9 percent.
Speaking of construction of the complex of International Association Türkmen alabaý itleri, the minister has informed that the facilities would be commissioned by the Independence Day, for which all efforts to accelerate the works are put.
The plan of works for development of digital economy in Turkmenistan in 2020 – 2021have been made for acceleration of the process of digitization in the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production and the facilities under its authority.
In addition, electronic document management system has been introduced and coordinated with relative organizations. At present time, electronic document management system has been established between 27 organizations and facilities. In addition the website of the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production, which was placed in global network, has been developed.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has named further development of industry and construction production, strengthening of equipment and facility base of the industry by introduction of innovative technologies among the utmost objectives.
The leader of the nation has noted that timely completion and provision of high quality of construction, especially the complex of International Association Türkmen alabaý itleri, which are planned to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence, are the utmost requirement.
The working session has been continued with the report of Minister of Energy Ch. Purchekov who reported on the situation in the ministry and structural divisions, fulfilment of works for uninterrupted supply of the population and industrial facilities with energy, on expansion of routes of supply of Turkmen electricity to foreign countries.
The plan of production, works and services of the Ministry has been executed by 124 percent in January - December last year. The plan of industrial production has been fulfilled by 128.3 percent.
The plan of electricity production for the period under review has been performed by 108.4 percent with the growth rate of 120.2 percent.
The plan of export of electricity has been executed by more than two times.
The head of the organization has reported that construction of Turkmen part of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan power line, Ahal – Balkan and Balkan – Dashoguz circular energy system, 432 MWt gas turbine power station in Charjew District, Lebap Region as well as Energy Equipment Maintenance and Service Center in Byuzmeyin District of Ashgabat is carried out at high rates.
Summing up what was said above, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that energy industry is one of the main sections of national economy. It is necessary to hold under strict control realization of major projects of opening of big power stations for enhancement of the efficiency of works in the industry, the leader of the nation said, having addressed the minister with certain instructions.
Further, Chairman of the State Concern Türkmenhimiýa N. Niyazliyev has reported on the outcomes of work made by the Concern in 2020.
Latest high technology equipment from the leading world companies is installed at the facilities, which are built in the country, the production of various chemicals is arranged.
The production plan has been executed by 132.2 percent with the growth rate of 160.5 percent in January – December 2020.
The plan of production of mineral fertilizers by the Concern has been fulfilled by 103.4 percent with the growth rate of 137.1 percent.
The plan of production of technical iodine has been completed by 123.2 percent and technical carbon by 113.6 percent.
Big work aimed at technical and economic stabilization of existing production facilities, their modernization and reconstruction, overhaul maintenance of old facilities, increment of variety and volumes of production of import substitutive and export oriented chemicals is carried out.
Joint activity with members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Science is carried out at present time for opening of small production facilities making various chemical production.
Having listened to the report and expressed discontent with work of the Concern, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the necessity of acceleration of work rates for increment of volumes and expansion of the variety of chemical production made in the country, which is on high demand in local and foreign markets.
In this regard, the head of the Concern has been instructed to elaborate in details further technical rearmament of the facilities of local chemical industry and opportunity of arrangement of production of new commodities from the richest local resources.
During the session, Head of Ashgabat’s Administration Ya. Gylyjov has reported on work carried out last year for development of the main city of the country.
2020, which was held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Neutrality”, has become a year of remarkable events and big success in all spheres of life for the Motherland.
Thus, 22 various facilities have been opened on the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s neutrality, living houses for 1,984 families have been built.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of realization of major urban construction program, creation of unique image of the main city of the country, improvement of level and quality of life of Ashgabat residents.
In this regard, the head of Ashgabat’s administration has been requested to hold under control the issues of further construction and development of the capital.
It is also necessary to enforce the control of current works at the facilities, which opening is planned on occasion of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s Independence, having paid special attention to strict control of compliance with schedule and quality of construction.
The head of the state has also requested to present the proposals on celebration of remarkable dates of national calendar and conduct of important cultural and public events planned in 2021, which is held under slogan “Turkmenistan – Home of Peace and Trust”.
Head of Turkmen State Architectural and Construction Institute B. Atamanov has reported on work performed by the facility last year.
Provision of quality education meeting world level, expansion of international cooperation, strengthening of equipment and facility base, implementation of latest scientific achievements and innovative methods to education process are among the set objectives, the head of the university said.
Today, Turkmen State Architectural and Construction Institute prepare qualified specialists for profile facilities of construction and industrial complex of the country.
The work for implementation of the Concept of development of digital education system in Turkmenistan is carried out. Digital educational portal and website with electronic guidebooks and video material made by professors and teachers of the university has been made.
The institute carries out integrated activity aimed at improvement of quality of education, attraction of students to scientific and project works, introduction of the latest scientific achievements to educational process. In particular, cooperation with scientific and research institutes of the Academy of Science has been established for training of qualified specialists and young scientists for profile ministries and departments.
International cooperation is expanded, agreements and memorandums are signed with foreign profile educational institutes for exchange of practice and joint scientific and research works.
Having mastered advanced world technologies, the students of the Institute developed REVIT software of BIM technologies and prepared scientifically based project for social facilities and proposed the project to relative ministries and departments.
In particular, the sketch projects for buildings of new administrative center of Ahal Region, complex of buildings of International Association Türkmen alabaý itleri as well as for the complex of buildings of the Academy of Government Service under the President of Turkmenistan have been developed and introduced.
Summing up the report, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted the importance of rapid development and fundamental reformation of scientific and educational system taking into account the best local and international practice.
The President of the country has also addressed the head of the university with number of assignments for study of the opportunity of production of qualitative material used for road construction, which meet the conditions of the country.
After, the head of the State Energy Institute S. Nazarov has presented a report in work carried out last year.
It was informed that education in 18 specialties is carried out in the institute, bachelor education program in English language in 3 directions is available. In 2020, the students of the Institute took part in international online and subject contests and won 46 awards.
Equipment and facility base of the institute has been improved, guidebooks have been updated, 6 manuals have been published and 3 certificates for author programmers have been received.
The director has informed that at present time, cooperation with big scientific and educational centers of the world, international organizations and funds has been expanded.
Thus, the State Energy Institute implements to project for improvement of higher education in Central Asia by modern technologies under the Erasmus Program, the Center of Energy Saving Technologies have been opened in the institute. Online forums, international conferences with participation of the professors and teachers of the institute are held.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pointed out that it is necessary to pay close attention to improvement of educational level of youth noting the importance of systematic introduction of innovative methods to this sphere.
Following the objectives for development of digital economy, it is necessary to continue study of issues related to introduction of new specialties in energy institute in the most demanded directions, to improve education methods, the leader of the nation stated.
It is necessary to hold under control the transit of the institute to digital system, education of specialists with wide outlook, the President of the country pointed out, having addressed number of instructions.
Further, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev has presented a report on outcomes of work performed in the spheres under his supervision in 2020.
Thus, the production and work plan in construction and industrial sector has been accomplished by 118.4 percent with the growth rate of 122.5 percent in January – December last year.
It was also reported on the indicators of the ministries and departments for performed works in the period under review.
Having listened to the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov gave certain instructions for enforcement of control of increment of production and export potential of relative structures.
Construction industrial complex is aimed at solution of strategic social and economic objectives, improvement of life level of the population, the leader of the nation highlighted, having addressed the vice-premier with relative instructions.
Addressing Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Mushikov, the head of the state focused on importance of development of program activities for support of stable development of national economy and ordered to hold under control the issues of profitability of facilities, increment of their production, fulfilment of plans for increment of volumes of import substitutive and export oriented production.
Summing up the outcomes of the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that it is necessary to put more efforts and work harder, to use production capacity of the complex efficiently this year.
It is necessary to introduce digital systems to production using advanced scientific and technological development, to use optimal methods of work organization at the facilities and to attract foreign investments.
The head of the state has given specific instructions to the participants of the session for fulfilment of outlined utmost objectives.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Durdiliyev was ordered to make regular analysis of financial and economic condition, production and management activity of facilities and organizations of construction and industrial complex as well as to provide uninterrupted operation of production facilities.
It is necessary to control the dynamics of measures for reduction of cost of production and works by analysis of the budget and elimination of unnecessary expenses, to achieve production efficiency and profitability of facilities taking into account the investments provided by the government, the leader of the nation highlighted.
It is necessary to increase the variety and volumes of import substitutive industrial and construction production taking into account the situation in the world economy as well as to increase the income in foreign currency through searching of new markets and ways of selling of produced goods.
The President of the country has given an assignment to study all issues related to the facilities, which are under construction for many years, and to take measures for the completion of works.
The vice-premier has also been requested to control realization of the program of social and economic development of Ashgabat and investment projects, to organize properly the activity of municipality services and administrative structures of the capital, to accelerate implementation of digital technologies during payment for utilities, electricity and gas.
Having instructed to prepare proposals on investment project of the 17th phase of urban development of the capital, prices and sources of financing, the head of the state requested to hold under strict control quality fulfilment of construction and installation works at the facilities, which are planned to be opened on the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.
Addressing Minister of Construction and Architecture R. Gandymov, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that it is necessary to improve pricing formation in construction sphere and to achieve the validity of prices for construction, installation and maintenance works, to take measures for provision of tender for investment project as well as to hold under control the construction of facilities.
The officials of the Ministry have been ordered to achieve high quality of construction of social and industrial facilities as well as buildings in new center of Ahal Region, which are planned to be opened on occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence.
The head of the state highlighted that it is important to activate preparation of General plans for land funds for personal household needs and construction of living in settlements as well as to pay special attention to construction of modern living in regions, districts and cities. It was also ordered to study the reasons of delay of construction of some facilities and to take measures for completion of these projects.
Minister of Industry and Construction Production S. Berdimuhamedov was requested to achieve the work of facilities in full project design capacity, to improve the provision of import substitutive industrial and construction production as well as to continue making new electronic products.
Leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has pointed out the necessity to intensify realization of the projects of facilities, which construction is planned by the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production as well as to take measures for improvement of provision of facilities planned by the Program of social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025, National rural program and other with local construction materials.
The head of the state has set number of objectives for Minister of Energy Ch. Purchekov, who was also ordered to achieve the operation of electrical facilities in full project design capacity, to modernize production facilities for provision of uninterrupted supply of energy to consumers as well as to carry out maintenance works at gas turbine units, power stations and lines, to hold under control the provision of spare parts and consumables.
Noting the necessity of procurement of import goods, raw material, spare parts and consumables of production purpose at beneficial cost, leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted the importance of establishment of direct cooperation with the producers.
The minister of energy has been also requested to take all measures for improvement of the situation with provision of power energy with qualified personnel.
It was pointed out to Chairman of the State Concern Türkmenhimiýa to use the facilities of chemical industry in full volume, to conduct reconstruction according to technical regulations and to modernize production lines.
The leader of the nation has also requested to prepare plan of activities for bringing of the complex for production of potassium fertilizers to full project designed capacity in Koytendag district, Lebap Region and to intensify organizational works.
According to the State Program of increment of export volumes of production made in Turkmenistan, it is necessary to provide outlined measures for construction of plant for production of technical iodine and bromine in Hazar and Gumdag as well as iodine plant in Esenguly and Bereket districts, Balkan Region, the head of Turkmenistan highlighted.
The head of the state has ordered the chairman of the Concern to buy imported goods, raw materials, spare parts and consumables and to establish direct cooperation with producers.
Taking into account rich salt deposits, it was pointed out to continue works for further modernization of production of table and technical salt, improvement of quality of production as well as expansion of export routes. The leader of the nation has outlined training of qualified personnel for national chemical industry among the main objectives.
Addressing the head of Ashgabat administration Ya. Gylyjov, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has demanded to provide successful realization of programs of social and economic development of the capital and investment projects.
It is necessary to continue construction of comfortable living houses, facilities and parks, the head of the state noted. At the same time, the importance of all conditions for improvement of labor occupancy of the population and improvement of social protection, opening of new work places, improvement of business environment and proper organization of service sphere.
The head of the capital’s administration was also requested to hold under control proper protection of educational, cultural, administrative and public buildings, living houses of the state fund as well as to hold control the issues of timely and proper fulfilment of works for development of the capital as well as transport services provided to the population.
The heads of Turkmen State Architectural and Construction Institute B. Atamanov and the State Energy Institute S. Nazarov were addressed with instructions for training of qualified specialists in required directions for construction, industrial and energy industries as well as to enhance the quality and level of knowledge given to the youth by introduction of modern educational methods.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has highlighted that it is necessary to activate cooperation with international universities and other competent educational facilities by use of modern digital communication systems in scientific and experimental works.
It is necessary to use scientific works, innovations and development of professors, teachers and students in production.
The head of the state has continued that it is the main goal of higher educational institutes to educate youth, which is able to work in all directions of construction and energy spheres. It is important to attract foreign qualified specialists according to international practice.
Having noted the necessity of wide use of capabilities of renewable sources of energy, the President of the country requested to present certain proposals on this subject.
During the session, the head of the state has given number of certain instructions, in particular, for opening of post-graduate specialty in energy power packs based on renewable sources of energy in Renewable Sources of Energy scientific and production center of the State Energy Institute.
The directors of the universities have been requested to update educational plans and program, to introduce digital education in education process, to use information and communication technologies efficiently.
Addressing Vice-premier Sh. Durdiliyev and other officials of construction and industrial complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has noted that only one of 24 events planned by the State Program for development of national budgetary and normative base and improvement of pricing system in construction sphere in 2019 – 2025 has been held last year.
In this regard, the head of the state has requested to accelerate realization of measures for modernization of the above-mentioned sphere based on international practice. At the same time, the leader of the nation has ordered to take necessary measures for provision of competiveness of investment projects, to justify the cost of construction, installation and maintenance works as well as to hold the quality of construction under strict control.
Speaking of the activity of the State Concern Türkmenhimiýa, the head of Turkmenistan has pointed out that production capacities of its facilities have not been used in full in 2020. Thus, this indicator was 53.7 percent at the Tejenkarbamid plant, 62.5 percent at Marykarbamid plant and only 23 percent at Maryazot production association.
Having stated low indicators of the Concern last year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reprimanded Chairman of the Concern N. Niyazliyev.
Coming over to the activity of power energy sector, the leader of the nation has noted that production capacities have been used by 44.8 percent in this sphere, having requested to carry out proper work for improvement of activity at profile facilities.
It is necessary to improve the supply of local market with import substitutive and construction products, to improve industrial infrastructure by opening of facilities working on innovative technologies and latest scientific and technical achievements, to continue work for arrangement of production of new types of quality and demanded production.
Continuing the subject, the head of the state has noted that at present time, only 2 gas turbine out of 36 installed at the power stations of the country have been repaired and maintenance works are carried out at 2 of them. It is necessary to make overhaul maintenance of gas turbine equipment at 9 facilities.
It is necessary to pay special attention to immediate fulfilment of these works for uninterrupted supply of the population with energy, to provide timely procurement of spare parts and consumables for profile equipment and power lines. At the same time, the leader of the nation has requested to accelerate the introduction of electronic payment system for payment for consumed energy.
The President of Turkmenistan has also ordered to take proper measures for improvement of facilities planned by the Program of social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025, National rural program and other programs and plans with local construction materials.
Having noted that at present time, glass and glass production is imported to the country, for which foreign currency is used, head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov pointed out the necessity of provide measures for increment of production capacity of Türkmen aýna önümleri facility and expansion of the variety of production and increment of export volumes.
It is also necessary to complete electrification of the country, to increase the volumes of energy supplied to neighboring countries. In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has focused on importance of objectives of completion of construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan power line.
Addressing Vice-premier G. Mushikov, the leader of the nation has ordered to make systematic analysis of financial and economic condition of construction and industrial complex and to prepare proposals for improvement of its financial provision.
The head of the state has also ordered to hold under control the payments for interdepartmental debts of the complex and settling of credits.
Having noted the necessity of thorough study of the capabilities of use of production capacities of the facilities and establishments of the complex and causes of reduction of growth rates, the President of Turkmenistan has ordered to analyze the estimated expenses, to take measures for efficient and targeted financing of facilities under construction and capital investments for current year.
Having signed the Resolutions on the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan, on the Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan, on the State Concern Türkmenhimiýa, the head of the state gave certain instructions on their fulfilment.
Further, Vice-premier Sh. Durdiliyev has demonstrated the slides of the 17th phase of urban development of the capital, which would be made along the banks of Altyn Koy Lake, located in the northern part of Ashgabat.
The presented sketches of the projects allowed having visual imagination of perspectives of further development of recreation zone. It includes 10 developed cottage complexes with all amenities and distinguished with original design and configuration.
At the same time, it is planned to build administrative, medical, trade and service center, police department and firefighting station, 2 car parking for 500 vehicles, parks, place for cultural public events and other relative facilities as well as to make necessary engineering, technical and road infrastructure.
Having approved in general the presented projects, head of the state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that it is necessary to take into account all aspects including local landscape, with which the facilities that are planned to be built have to match, during formation of modern recreation infrastructure.
Speaking of the necessity of new various facilities planned to be built, the head of the state has noted the necessity of application of modern practice and technologies, know-hows during construction, making of optimum conditions for living in the cottages, having given number of instructions to the vice-premier.
The leader of the nation highlighted that special attention has to be paid to quality of construction works and thorough selection of used construction materials, their compliance with such characteristics as ecological and aesthetic aspects.
Finishing video conference session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has wished strong health, family wealth and big success in work for further prosperity of the Motherland to all participants.