Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec.10 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov ordered to create TV channel "Sport" at the State Committee of Television, Radio and Cinematography and from Jan.1, 2012 will begin its round-the-clock broadcasting.
The decree was signed "to widely introduce the principles of a healthy lifestyle, increase youth's inclination to sport and bring the Turkmen sport to international level".
At the last governmental meeting, the Turkmen leader emphasized necessity of organizing regular propagandistic TV programs within the new sport channel broadcasting to involve the general public in the sport and health-improving movement, as well as promotion of national types of sports.
He said the country has created all conditions for the development of mass sports. The president made the new channel to focus on "development of this sphere's opportunities, using its huge potential through direct impact on the television audience, first of all, youth and the new generation".