Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 17 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov touched upon the topic of constructing a new town of Abadan (near Ashgabat) at a special meeting. He stressed that these operations must carried out rapidly and to a high standard, the Turkmen government said on Tuesday.
It was reported in late 2011 that there are plans to start building a new residential complex in this area. The task of preparing the building project was given on July 10, 2011 after a previous emergency incident at a meeting of a special governmental commission.
It seems a fire occurred as a result of hot weather on July 7, 2011 in the vicinity of Abadan. This led to the detonation of fireworks and their spreading on to an army warehouse. The country's authorities reported that nearby houses and facilities were partially damaged as a result of the emergency.
President Berdimuhamedov studied the design of new buildings and expansion of the city of Abadan by acquiring new land in September 2011. He said that 'there will be a new, modern city, a symbol of wealth of our nation in the epoch of a new revival'.
It was stressed that Abadan must be a model in all respects, including environmental cleanliness. Its industrial facilities must be outside residential areas. Its new social, cultural facilities and the park areas must become a real asset to the city.
A residential area of luxury houses, a shopping mall, hotel, a health and agro-industrial complex and a cultural centre are among the planned projects.
It is also planned to erect modern public administration offices and state agencies. The administration of the Akhal velayat and city of Abadan will work from this building.