Turkmenistan Airlines preparing for flights to Tokyo

Turkmenistan Materials 27 June 2019 19:32 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 27

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmenistan Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkmenistan, is preparing for Ashgabat-Tokyo-Ashgabat flights, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Mammethan Chakiyev said.

Chakiyev made the remarks at the governmental meeting in Ashgabat, Trend reports referring to Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary (TDH) state agency.

He also spoke about the work being carried out to ensure flight safety in accordance with the plan of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that further development of multi-faceted cooperation with Japan is one of the priority vectors in strengthening the constructive dialogue with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, TDH said.

The president drew attention to the large-scale investment programs being implemented in Turkmenistan. "The broad opportunities open up for productive cooperation with Japanese leading businessmen and financiers," TDH cited the president as saying.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official visit to Turkmenistan in October 2015 gave an impetus to the business relations with Japan. The agreements on a number of investment projects worth $18 billion were reached during the visit.

Japan is also showing interest in participation in the projects to develop the industrial infrastructure of Turkmenistan’s biggest gas field Galkynysh.

A number of big projects have been already implemented with the participation of Japanese companies. Among them are a complex of ammonia and carbamide production plants in the Mary region, the Garabogaz carbamide plant and a polymer complex in the Balkan region.

Turkmenistan, holding one of the key positions in the region for the supply of natural gas, is actively diversifying the economy.