Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 22
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Regardless of the property type, all individuals and legal entities in Turkmenistan are required to coordinate the projects for earthwork, excavation, road building, construction, reclamation and other work with the country's Ministry of Culture.
The corresponding decree has been signed by Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Under the document, the Ministry of Culture, the relevant ministries and departments, administrations of the provinces and Ashgabat city, jointly with the Ministry of Justice, should work out proposals on making amendments to Turkmen laws and submit them to the Cabinet of Ministers within a month.
Currently, eight state historical and cultural reserves operate in Turkmenistan. The monuments in three of them - Ancient Merv, Kunya Urgench and Nisa - were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In total, 1,387 historical and cultural monuments have been registered in the country.