In the capital of Turkmenistan, with the participation of the Head of State, there was a grand opening of "Senagat" and "Türkmenbaşy" banks. The buildings erected by Bouygues Bâtiment International (France) are located in the south of the capital, on Chandybil Avenue. It is in this area is formed the business center of the modern Belomoramor city. The commissioning of new administrative buildings of Turkmen financial institutions is dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of independence.
The State Commercial Bank of Turkmenistan (SCBT) "Türkmenbaşy" facility has a total area of 17,000 square meters. It has three hundred workplaces and is ready to serve over 250 clients at a time. SCBT has already opened 23 branches across the country and the number of its customers exceeds 600 thousand. The financial institution is mainly aimed at financing construction, transport, oil and gas projects and also supports producers of domestic goods.
Clients of SCBT Türkmenbaşy can use the SWIFT interbank system to make direct payments in foreign currencies. This financial institution was among the first to launch a domestic transfer system Ýyldyrym, and also allowed the use of Western Union. Customers of SCBT can now make payments for utilities and loans online as well.
The new administrative office of the Senagat Joint-Stock Commercial Bank (AKBT) is located on an area of more than 16 thousand square meters and its height exceeds 76 meters. Conference hall for 247 seats is located on the 1st floor of the building. The bank has already opened 13 branches and one banking service. Its key objective is to support SMEs in Turkmenistan. It was also engaged in organizing the domestic securities market and became a co-founder of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange. For two years AKBT took a leading position as the best Turkmen bank according to The Banker. Thanks to efforts of this financial structure citizens of Turkmenistan can now make non-cash payments by electronic cards as well as pay for travels in buses. Another interesting service provided by the ACBT is the Cash Back system. Thanks to it, holders of Goýum or Altyn Asyr credit cards can get a portion of the cost of purchases made in stores and catering establishments to their accounts at the end of the month.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who opened the building by cutting a symbolic ribbon at the entrance in the presence of media representatives and distinguished guests of the celebration, was told about all these services. Turkmenistan's capital's creative teams and artists graced the event with their performances.
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm