Turkmenistan has played the role of a very important intersection and a route of the Grand Silk Road. In order to uncover this historic role of our country, 2018 is declared as the year of “The Heart of Grand Silk Road Turkmenistan” in Turkmenistan by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbangulı Berdimuhamedov.
As a part of an inseparable and important part of the development of the Turkmen state, creating a wide infrastructure is one of the prior directions of the policy of transition which is followed by the President of Turkmenistan.
A new geoeconomic space that will connect Central Asia, Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Baltic Sea region, Middle and Near East, South and South-East Asia which is the key aspect of Turkmenistan’s strategy of development in transportation.
Under the leadership of President Gurbangulı Berdimuhamedov, long-term national programs are being applied. These programs are aiming at reinforcing material-technical infrastructure of transportation industry, extending the existing transportation networks and opening up new transportation roads. This will help the transportation industry of Turkmenistan to be integrated into the international communication system, shaping grand logistic centers that would administer the regional coordination of the intermodal freight shipment.
The transportation policy that Turkmenistan is pursuing earns reputation both domestically and internationally. As a result of the attempts of the President of Turkmenistan, decrees are issued, on 19 December 2014, 22 December 2015 and 20 December 2017 about the importance of the transportation-transit corridors while enhancing the international cooperation for sustainable development by the United Nations General Assembly. Issuance of these decrees is a sign that the work of Turkmenistan is being recognized by the world community.
In the framework of these significant decrees and also in reference to the declaration of 2018 as “The Heart of Grand Silk Road Turkmenistan” national and international events will be organized both in Turkmenistan and in other countries.
The state of Turkmenistan raises grand infrastructure projects with the help of the Turkmen leader Gurnabgulı Berdimuhamedov’s “open doors” policy and the active position it has on enhancing international cooperation on this matter and bring them to life with foreign partners. In this way it contributes to the supporting and extending of fruitful international cooperation in transportation.
Turkmenistan Embassy in Turkey