Project on Caspian Avaza Resort to be revised
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 26 / Trend H.Hasanov /
The last governmental meeting heard a report on the work undertaken in the national tourist zone Avaza on the Caspian Sea, the Neytralniy Turkmenistan reported on Tuesday.
President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov voiced several comments on preparing projects for further developing the international seaside resort on the Caspian coast, and outlined the necessary revisions, the paper reads.
Earlier, Berdimuhammedov "complained over the slowdowns at the facilities being built in Avaza."
The tourism industry plays a special role in the country's strategic plans. The Avaza resort can be an example for this. Tax and customs privileges are granted to investors, firms, and companies.
Turkmenistan has announced a series of international tenders for constructing facilities and structures designed for tourism, sports, recreation, health, and other public purposes.
According to some official figures, total investments made have already reached $1.5 billion.
Today a new airport, highway, gas turbine electric power station, water desalinating and water treatment facilities are all being constructed. Several sanatorium-resort facilities will be put into operation in October. Aqua parks, yacht clubs, an artificial navigable river and other facilities will be constructed during the second part of the resort's construction. Other projects include the construction of an oceanarium, a sheltered skiing resort, a cycle track, and a casino city.