Turkmenistan to announce tenders to develop Caspian Avaza resort
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 11 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has permitted the ministries, departments, as well as the regional administration to carry out international tenders to construct the Avaza national tourist zone in the prescribed manner within three months, the official Turkmen source said.
Relevant departments must determine the winners of the tenders and prepare appropriate documents to conclude the contracts. The project includes the Palace of Congresses, entertainment, shopping, sports and other facilities.
On Friday, the president stressed at the government meeting that it is planned to create optimal conditions for recreation and health of the Turkmen people, as well as for foreign visitors in Avaza.
At present, the total cost of the facilities being constructed in the national tourist zone Avaza on the Caspian Sea is more than $2 billion.
Moreover, the construction of the port on the Caspian Sea will allow the development of cruise routes to visit and rest in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran.
After the international transport corridor North-South, being built jointly by Turkmenistan, Iran and Kazakhstan is constructed, tourist routes will also be laid.
"This will invariably increase the volume of investments in the development of tourist potential," the Turkmen State Committee for Tourism and Sport said earlier.
Turkmenistan is rich in historical, architectural and natural monuments.
At present, Turkmenistan has 18 tour operators with specialists developed over hundreds of foreign and domestic routes.