U.S. businessmen ready to help Turkmenistan equip Avaza Resort

Business Materials 29 June 2010 10:53 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 29 / Trend H.Hasanov /

U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Council (USTBC) Executive Director Eric Stewart sent a thank you letter this week to Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov.

Stewart wrote that the Turkmen leader had shown an "unprecedented personal interest" in the heads of U.S. companies attending a recent U.S.-Turkmenistan business forum, which reinforced their enthusiasm and their "faith in the huge potential of bilateral relations."

He added that the group will help Turkmenistan to develop the Avaza Resort built around the city of Turkmenbashi. Avaza is a pet project of the Turkmen leader, and many foreign businesses have paid homage to the zone in an effort to better position themselves for other prospects in this hydrocarbons-rich nation.

A number of spa facilities, a new international airport, a gas turbine power plant and desalination and water treatment plants have already been commissioned in Avaza.

Water parks, yacht clubs, an aquarium, an indoor ski resort, a cycling track and a casino city will also be constructed.

The Great Silk Road passed through Turkmenistan. The country has a rich folk culture, diverse landscapes, and unique archaeological sites. The next U.S.-Turkmenistan business forum will be held in 2011.

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