Turkmen president to provide each Turkmen with Internet-access
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 17 / Trend , H.Hasanov/
"We are doing everything to ensure that each Turkmen citizen can use the Internet and other modern technology in communications, we attach great importance to the development of telecommunications," said the statement by the Turkmen President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to participants of the conference-exhibition "Telecommunication, telemetry, information technology (Turkmentel-2009)", opened in Ashgabat.
The event is taking place on Sept. 17-19.
Berdimuhamedov, who came to power in Turkmenistan in 2007, announced an open door policy, opened a few internet cafe, gave to individuals access to the World Wide Web, promised visa relaxations for foreign tourists, and removed existing restrictions on the movement of citizens within the country. The President was the founder of all Turkmen press, personally gave permission for subscriptions to foreign media government institutions, and it is not available for individuals.
The appeal says that there is currently a great demand in Turkmenistan for new extra services, provided by advanced technologies, in particular, connection to the Internet, access to the information networks of computer systems. Berdimuhamedov said that Turkmenistan and its telecommunication systems are always open for positive cooperation with all countries.
The exhibition was organized by the Turkmen Ministry of Communication, Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Academy of Sciences and attended by about 60 companies from 20 countries, including UK, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, United States, Cyprus, UAE, Austria, China, Georgia, Lithuania, Iran, etc.
The exhibition comprises sections: telecommunications, information technology, telemetry and instrumentation, wireless communications, equipment, professional audio and video recording, broadcasting equipment, cables and connection accessories, operators to provide various telecommunications services, transportation, special machinery and equipment, logistics.
Communication and telecommunication is one of the most promising and dynamic sectors of the economy of Turkmenistan. The Turkmen Communication Ministry has established strong partnerships with well-known companies operating in the global market of telecommunications, broadcasting, audio and video, such as Sony, JVC, Siemens-Nokia, Shell & Wilcox, Tandberg, Rhode & Schwarz, NEC, "Eurasia Trans Limited, with Russia's "Prima Telecom. Modernization of communication systems in the country continues, and it opens a wide field for new investment projects.