VINCI presents plans for Turkmenistan airport
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, September 9 / Trend H. Hasanov /
One of the world's leading construction companies has presented to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov a plan for a new international airport to be built in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan has reported.
The plan, from VINCI Construction of France, also includes an aquarium and aqua park and was presented to Berdimuhammedov by VINCI company head Pierre Berge.
"The president made some remarks and wishes, stressing that innovative architectural and engineering thought, as well as the best traditions of national architecture and decor must be embodied in each of the new facilities," Berge said.
Berge said his company's proposals offer advanced design and a wide range of services to Turkmenistan, and that Berdimuhammedov's views on the plans will be taken into account. VINCI will make every effort to establish and develop a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with the Turkmen government, he said.
Turkmenistan put the redevelopment of Ashgabad airport to international tender involving Polimeks of Turkey, German companies EWC and Hoshtief, France's Bouygues and others.
The current airport in Turkmenistan's capital city was built in 1990 and operates regular flights to Azerbaijan, the UK, Germany, Russia, Turkey, China, Iran, Pakistan, India, and the United Arab Emirates. Flights to Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan have been recently made from Ashgabad and talks are being held to begin flights to Paris, Rome and other world cities.