ASHGABAT (TCA) — As the government of Turkmenistan tries to cope with a severe economic crisis and looks for ways to increase state-budget revenues, a vehicle tax for the use of motor roads was imposed in the country starting from October, independent foreign-based news website Chronicles of Turkmenistan reports.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has pardoned 796 prisoners to mark the International Day of Neutrality marked on December 12, state media report.
A reporting meeting was held in the central building of the oil and gas complex of Turkmenistan, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister for the Fuel and Energy Complex Myratgeldi Meredov, Trend reports citing the Turkmengas State Concern.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov summed up results of development of his country in 2018, noting that he was pleased. According to him, despite difficult situation in global economy, Turkmenistan has managed to maintain high growth rates - by the end of the year, the GDP will be around 6.2%. Head of state said that new program of economic development until 2025 will be adopted in the near future, and it will become the basis for sectoral reforms. However, population will last year remember for abolition of social benefits, reduction of state subsidies, dropping employment rates, drop in income and food crisis.
The Turkmen company Gundogar Akymy has signed a contract for the supply of sunflower seeds with the Swiss Syngenta Agro AG, Trend reports citing the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET).
Turkmen Communications Ministry is developing an internal concept of transition to a digital economy, the implementation of which will significantly improve the quality of life of the population, including agriculture and the national economy, said the Minister of Communications Bairamgeldi Ovezov, Trend reported.
The Turkmen parliament has adopted the draft law “On State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2019”, Turkmen media reported.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline will prove to be a game changer for the region.
A meeting with an Indian delegation consisting of heads and representatives of about 30 pharmaceutical companies was held at the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.
A Turkmen delegation has recently taken part in the preparatory meeting of World Expo 2020 in Dubai, the Turkmen foreign ministry said in a message.