Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 13 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmenistan will overcome all the difficulties and achieve all high goals in 2013, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said at the government meeting on Saturday.
"According to the international experts, the economic situation in the world, as always, will be complex and unstable this year," he said. "The global economy will undergo radical changes and enter a period of reorganization. "Undoubtedly, these changes in the world economy will impact on our country."
He said that this year will be one of the most difficult for Turkmenistan.
"But this must not scare us," he said. "I am confident that we will overcome all the difficulties with our people's support and achieve all high goals."
It was also stressed that Turkmenistan will have to implement projects worth about $ 17 billion this year.
"In this regard, your task is to ensure high quality construction and timely commissioning of all required facilities," the Turkmen leader said.
He added that it is necessary to ensure the growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) at least at 111 percent in 2013.
One of the most important and urgent tasks are effective attraction of investment funds, significant improvement of the investment climate, creating effective mechanisms to encourage investment activity.
This year it is planned to build the facilities by 20 percent more than last year. The matter rests in commissioning 435 large facilities and many social and industrial facilities within the national rural program. A section of the "North-South" railway, gas and oil pipelines, bridges, roads, factories, plants, facilities of the Avaza national tourist zone and several other medical and socio-cultural facilities are among them.