Turkmenistan sums up tender for purchase of artificial satellite

ICT Materials 30 March 2010 13:22 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 30 / Trend , H. Hasanov /

The Turkmen Government sums up an international tender for the purchase of the national artificial satellite, official Turkmen source said.

According to him, this issue was discussed at the government meeting. Source quotes President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who said that "the creation of a national satellite of Turkmenistan intends to bring domestic communications industry to a qualitatively new level of technological development".

The Turkmen leader instructed to use the most advanced, innovative technologies in the implementation of this project.

Having own satellite should accelerate the development of the country's communication systems and the Internet, television, contribute to the implementation of ecological programs, to improve methods of exploration of new fields, as well as the successful implementation of state programs.

"Dynamic socio-economic development of the country, a policy of broad international cooperation requires the availability of modern transport and telecommunications infrastructure," Berdimuhammedov said.