The Head of the State adjusts the work of the government at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Investment
IIKSS - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan where outcomes of the government activity and work of branches were summed up for the past 11 months of the year.
The reports of the vice-premiers, leaders of number of ministries and departments, hyakims of the velayats were given during the session, where representatives of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, directors of high educational institutions, chief editors of newspapers and magazines were invite,. Reasonable assessment of their work was given and personnel decisions were taken as well.
It was mentioned during the reports that the growth of the GDP for 11 months of 2016 made 6.2 percent. The index grew for 1.1 percent in industrial sector, for 4.4 percent in construction, 10.4 percent in transport and communication, 14.2 percent in trade, 12 percent in agriculture and 9.7 percent in service sphere.
Generally, the production increased on 3.4 percent comparing with the same period of the last year; the volume of retail turnover increased for 16.9 percent; the wages in large and middle enterprises of the country were increased for 9.4 percent.
Under national village programme of new edition, 51 social facilities were constructed, more than 3.9 thousand kilometres of infrastructure networks were laid and more than million square meters of living houses were built. Construction of 27 water and treatment facilities, 59 buildings, more than 808 thousand square meters of living houses as well as different infrastructure facilities is carried out.
According to the main directions of the development of industry in the regions, construction of 209 facilities is accomplished. The work is continued at 111 facilities.
Growth rate of production, works and services in agricultural complex reached 103.8 percent. Comparing with the last year period, production of flour increased for 5.3 percent, pastry for 3.8 percent, meat for 1.3 percent, milk for 1.3 percent, eggs for 4.8 percent, vegetables for 8.6 percent, cucurbitaceous for 16.4 percent, fruits and berries for 1.6 percent.
Information on indices in oil and gas condensate, natural and associated gas production as well as in hydrocarbon processing was given. It was mentioned that plan for the disbursement of investments by the enterprises of oil and gas complex was executed for 154.5 percent. Construction of Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas main is carried out in accordance with the schedule.
Realization of foreign policy strategy of neutral Turkmenistan was mentioned in the reports. It was noted that as for today, our country established diplomatic relations with 142 countries. Turkmenistan actively develops versatile cooperation with competent regional and international organizations and structures.
Having noted that all these principles of foreign policy of the country were reflected in the Concept of foreign policy course of Turkmenistan for 2013 – 2017, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov requested the Vice-premier, the Leader of the MFA to develop the same Concept for the next period.
Schools for 9540 pupils, kindergartens for 2970 kids were built and put into operation for the period under review. 318 titles of textbooks and learning manuals, where 190 of it were published, were prepared and sent for printing.
Reports on outcomes of inspections and audit analysis and shortcomings in number of departments were also given during the session.
The Head of the State addressed serious censures to the leaders of economic, financial, agricultural, fuel and energy, transport and communication and industrial sectors. Number of vice-premier and heads of departments were reprimanded.
The President of Turkmenistan signed the document on establishment of the commission that is called to provide elimination of shortcomings in agriculture and gave the instruction to spped up the work for development of the Land Cadastre.
Having pointed at the shortcomings in agricultural branch, the Head of the State reprimanded the hyakims of five velayats as well as number of other leaders in the regions. The prosecutor of Ahal velayat was released from his duties.
During the session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that despite the shortfalls in oil and gas complex, Turkmenistan keeps high production rates by the outcomes of work in the branches of economy.
The dynamic of production is provided within set objectives almost in all spheres of national economy. Wages, pensions and allowance were increased. Numerous production and social facilities were put into operation.
The volume of export energy increased for 17.4 percent, mineral fertilizers for 2.6 percent, cement for 6.3 percent. The volumes of export of wool, carpets, vegetables and fruits, vegetable oil, wheat, cotton fibre and other production were also increased.
The import of raw materials decreased almost for 10 percent, - the Head of Turkmenistan stated, having highlighted that reduction of import of raw materials, industrial and consumer goods to the country considerably affect the production growth of such items in the country. Import substitution and increase of export volumes of domestic productions have to be continued by producing of new types of goods, - the President of Turkmenistan noted.
During the session, President of Turkmenistan signed “The Decree on pardoning of convictson occasion of national holiday, the Neutrality Day”, in which accordance 561 Turkmenistan citizens as well as number of foreign citizens, condemned in our country, are released from the imprisonment due to the forthcoming 21st anniversary of the neutrality.
The Head of the State also signed the Decree “On Grant of Turkmenistan Citizenship”, in which accordance 1381 people would become the citizens of Turkmenistan.
The Head of the State noted that reports of the heads of ministries and departments on measures for increase of export of Turkmen production and expansion of production of import substitutive items, diversification of industrial development of the country and formation of domestic electronic production are expected during extended session of the Cabinet of Ministers on the outcomes of the year in January.
Setting the objective to achieve high rates of the development in the next year, the Head of the State noted the balance and reason of revenue and expenditure part of the State budget for 2017.
Besides, we have necessary volume of the State means as well as Stabilization fund and we can expect that in new year, just like before, we will fulfil all social and living programmes, continue large-scale construction of social facilities, develop energy, oil and gas and industrial branches, the entrepreneurship – President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan