Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 12 /. Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen government has seen a number of personnel changes made by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Turkmen government reported.
According to signed documents, Rozymyrat Seyitkulyev is dismissed from position of the deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers on Transport and Communications (deputy prime minister) for the shortcomings in the work. Akmyrat Egeleev, previously in charge of construction matters is now appointed to the aforementioned position.
By another decree, Shamukhammet Durdylyev has been appointed the new deputy prime minister for construction. He previously served as the governor (mayor) of Ashgabat city. The mayor of Turkmen capital is now Redzhepgeldi Nurmammedov.
Mele Gurbandurdyev is appointed the Minister for Road Transport. Rustam Kutlyev is now the Chairman of the State Service of Maritime and River Transport of Turkmenistan.
The transport sector acquires strategic importance for the local economy. Turkmenistan plans to complete construction of its section of the "North-South" by the year end. The agreement on the project between Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran was signed in 2007.
This project may provide optimal access for European and Asian countries to Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. Shipping services are also of significant importance. International sea port of Turkmenbashi is to become a major transit point for corridors of "East-West" and "North-South" crossing the country and is a subject for a planned major reconstruction.
Another important for Turkmenistan project is being undertaken in the field of telecommunications and communications. French Thales Alenia Space started construction of the first national satellite, scheduled for launch in 2014. It is the region's first satellite to be launched by Turkmenistan and will contribute to a significant breakthrough in the field of telecommunications, the Internet, mobile communications.
According to official data, currently, the large factories and plants, around two thousand large objects worth nearly $ 35 billion are being constructed in Turkmenistan.
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