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President of Turkmenistan paid a working visit to Lebap and Mary velayats

President of Turkmenistan paid a working visit to Lebap and Mary velayats

The President of Turkmenistan paid a working visit to Lebap and Mary provinces. While in Lebap velayat, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Malaý gas field, where he inspected the progress of its modernization. In addition, the head of state traveled in an off-road vehicle to the Karakum desert where he had a personal conversation with a local camel herdsman.

The President also held a meeting after his visit to Lebap and Mary provinces. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Shahim Abdrakhmanov, heads of state concerns "Türkmengaz" and "Türkmengeologiýa", as well as subordinate units of the fuel and energy sector in the region. The head of state heard the officials' reports on the progress of the program of oil and gas progress for the period up to 2030.

Issues related to increasing gas production from the fields in Lebap and Mary provinces were also discussed. The head of the Research Institute of Natural Gas of "Türkmengaz" SC made a presentation on this topic. He presented a report on the works carried out towards increasing the productivity of gas deposits. He also noted that Lebap "blue fuel" is the most environmentally friendly.

The President noted that the volume of the country's gas reserves was increased by 126 billion cubic meters due to the commercial development of new deposits. The "blue fuel" serves as a material for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene. The latter is then used to create carpets, fertilizers and fuel for automobiles.

Deputy Prime Minister Sh. Abdrakhmanov presented to the Head of State a report on investment funds allocated for development of the oil and gas sector. He also said that considerable attention in the field of fuel and energy sector is paid to the environmental component and the level of safety of the works.

At the end of the meeting the Turkmen leader defined three key tasks that are important for the fuel and energy complex of Turkmenistan. These are industrialization of the country's oil and gas sector, increasing the volume of exports and meeting the country's domestic gas demand in full.

At the end of the meeting, President Berdymukhamedov took an off-road vehicle to the expanse of the Karakum Desert. There he spoke with a shepherd, Aymyrat Pashshykov, who was herding a herd of camels. The shepherd is a member of the Dayhan community Ýeňiş.

The man told the Turkmen leader that he was a renter and that this business was quite profitable for him. The shepherd thanked him for creating favorable conditions for the activities of agricultural workers, noting that his family is now prosperous.

In a conversation with the shepherd, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov emphasized that scientists have proven the healing qualities of camel milk, wool, agaran and chal for human health. The shepherd also received a gift on behalf of the head of state.

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