Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 22 / Trend H. Hasanov /
International exhibition 'Turkmen construction-2013' and an industry conference are scheduled to be held in Ashgabat between August 27-29 2013, event organisers reported.
The Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Industry Chamber of Turkmenistan are amongst the event organisers. The information says business talks on the Turkmen side with interested companies are planned within the forum.
Last year, over 150 representatives of leading companies from 30 countries attended similar events.
Previously, it was reported that Turkmenistan will have to implement projects worth about $17 billion this year. According to the local mass media, during an extended meeting of Cabinet of Ministers President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that the effective attraction of investment funds, significant improvement of the investment climate creating effective mechanisms to encourage investment activity are among the most important and urgent tasks.
This year it is planned to build facilities by 20 per cent more than last year. The matter rests in commissioning 435 large facilities and many social and industrial ones within the national rural programme. A section of the North-South railway, gas and oil pipelines, bridges, roads, factories, plants, facilities at the Avaza national tourist zone and several other medical and socio-cultural facilities are among them.
Despite the global crisis last year, Turkmenistan did not leave out any construction projects from the adopted programme. Some 397 major facilities worth more than five billion dollars were commissioned and put into operation in 2012, such as new gas turbine stations, a series of new industrial plants, railway stations, bridges, modern residential complexes of buildings and other social facilities.