According to the decree of the head of state, the capital and velayat etraps and cities with the rights of etraps can participate in the competition for the title of the best etrap in Turkmenistan-2021. The winner will be the etrap with the best social, economic and cultural results in 2021.
The decree also provides for the establishment of a commission, which will determine the winner etrap. The first stage of the selection will identify the best etrap in velayats and the capital. The second stage will identify the best etrap in all of Turkmenistan.
The order prescribes a cash prize of $1 million to be awarded to the winning etrap.