Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a working trip to the Balkan velayat, where he visited Uzynada field and held a meeting dedicated to further development of the oil and gas industry, as well as development and implementation of the richest resource potential of the country.
Early in the morning, the head of state's airliner headed west, towards the Balkan velayat from the capital's International Airport.
After some time, the plane of the head of state landed at the International Airport of the city of Turkmenbashi, where the leader of the nation was met by officials.
From the air harbor of the largest seaside city, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took off by helicopter towards the Uzynada oil and gas field located in the Esenguly etrap.
At present, further development of the oil and gas complex of the country, development and efficient use of national wealth and resources of the Turkmen land are among priorities of the state policy of the leader of the nation.
According to the Program for the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry of Turkmenistan until 2030, it is planned to build new gas chemical complexes in various regions of the country, including for production of isobutane, methanol, polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl acetate, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the establishment of hydrogen production, which is being developed as a strategy for the “fuel of the future” in the developed countries of the world. In general, all this will strengthen the innovative component of the economy and increase the share of high value-added products in exports.
Some time later, the leader of the nation's helicopter landed on a specially designated area near the Uzynada field.
First, the head of state examined the powerful equipment used in the sectoral structures of the country's fuel and energy complex. The leader of the nation also inquired about the features and technical characteristics of high-performance equipment used in drilling, servicing oil and gas fields in the difficult conditions of the Karakum, in the foothills and on the coast.
At a specially designated place, the President of Turkmenistan was presented with projects that provide detailed information about oil and gas fields, their production capabilities, as well as the industrial development of new fields located on the territory of the Balkan velayat, in particular, on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
The head of state got acquainted with the projects and inquired about the production level of oil and gas fields, the volume of reserves of new promising fields and their scientific research.
Director of the “Nebitgazylmytaslama” Institute of the State Concern "Turkmennebit" D. Elyasov, presenting the projects, reported on the work currently carried out in accordance with the instructions of the head of state to increase the productivity of deposits located in different parts of the country, including in the Balkan velayat, especially, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, scientific study of promising wells.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of further improving the structure of the country's fuel and energy complex, especially research institutes, introducing modern scientific achievements into industry, developing international cooperation in this area and gave a number of instructions in this regard.
The Chairman of the State Corporation “Türkmengeologiýa” M. Roziev reported on the results of geophysical research in the Balkan velayat, as well as the implementation of the instructions previously given by the head of Turkmenistan to conduct exploration and drilling work on the coast of the Caspian Sea and prepared projects.
During the presentation of projects providing information about the rich reserves of hydrocarbon resources, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted with satisfaction that all conditions for exploration and drilling were created in the Balkan velayat, including in coastal areas. Having instructed to continue comprehensive measures to fulfill the tasks set, the leader of the nation stressed that all this is aimed at ensuring a steady increase in the production of the oil and gas complex, which plays a key role in the economic development of the country.
Then the Chairman of the State Concern “Turkmennebit” G. Baygeldiyev reported on the state of work at the Uzynada and Demirgazyk goturdepe sites located in the Balkan velayat and considered promising, as well as on the productivity of oil wells and the prospects for industrial development of existing deposits.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrakhmanov, noting that the projects demonstrated here are related to the productivity of oil and gas fields available in the Balkan velayat, their industrial development, as well as the study of fields considered promising on a scientific basis, reported on the work performed here.
The Deputy Prime Minister also demonstrated oil samples obtained from newly discovered oil fields at the Uzynada and Demirgazyk goturdepe sites, spoke about the features of these oil products and their quality.
Then, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting on the issues of integrated development of oil and gas fields in the region in the near future, strengthening the material and technical base of the industry, as well as introducing advanced modern experience and a digital system into the work of the oil and gas industry of the country.
The floor was given to specialists from the sectoral structures of the domestic fuel and energy complex, who expressed sincere gratitude to the head of state for his fatherly concern for the development of the key sector of national economy and stressed that the trip of the leader of the nation to the Balkan velayat in early 2022 would inspire workers to achieve new labor victories.
Then the floor was given to the director of the Institute “Nebitgazylmytaslama” of the State Concern “Turkmennebit” D. Elyasov, who spoke about the activities of the Institute in such important areas as geological exploration, drilling, well development and oil and gas development. The results of research work are being introduced into production.
Chairman of the State Corporation “Türkmengeologiýa” M. Roziev noted that in the era of power and happiness, thanks to the far-sighted energy policy of the leader of the nation, a powerful impetus was given to the further development of the domestic oil and gas industry.
The Chairman of the State Concern “Türkmennebit” G.Baygeldiyev, in turn, stressed that, in accordance with the instructions of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the State Concern “Türkmennebit” and the subordinate Institute “Nebitgazylmytaslama”, as well as the State Corporation “Türkmengeologiýa” are carrying out appropriate work to produce the production of additional volumes of oil in Balkan velayat in the coming years, a list of upcoming science-based activities has been compiled, including the overhaul and construction of new wells in the fields under development.
Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrakhmanov reported that, in accordance with the instructions of the Head of State and thanks to his great support, work is underway to identify regions rich in hydrocarbons, deep study of oil and natural gas deposits in these places, drilling wells for the development of new productive reservoirs, as well as increasing the productivity of existing oil and gas wells.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, in line with the forecasts, the volume of oil reserves in the fields identified by Turkmen specialists at the Uzynada site is 5 million tons.
Expressing sincere gratitude on behalf of the employees of the fuel and energy complex for constant attention and support of the ongoing work, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Sh. Abdrakhmanov assured the President of the country that every effort would be made to successfully solve the tasks set.
Then the floor was given to the hyakim of the Balkan velayat T. Atakhalliyev. On behalf of the residents of the coastal territory, who were inspired by the current working trip of the head of state to the velayat for new labor successes, the hyakim expressed gratitude to the leader of the nation for his attention to the issues of socio-economic development of the western region, effective use of its richest resource potential for the benefit of the Motherland and native people.
The hyakim also assured that in accordance with the instructions of the head of Turkmenistan, the sown areas for potatoes and vegetables and gourds will be expanded in the velayat, and all measures will be taken to strengthen food abundance.
Currently, in order to explore new deposits of crude oil and gas condensate, increase their industrial development, improve the efficiency of exploration work in Western Turkmenistan, work is being carried out at the Demirgazyk goturdepe field, which is part of the Uzynada and Goturdepe fields.
Saying goodbye, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished everyone good health, longevity and great success in work for further prosperity of the Motherland and left the scene.
Then the head of state went to the fishing zone of the Caspian Sea, where the leader of the nation was warmly welcomed by the fisherman N. Meretgylyjov, who lives in the Gogerendag village of the Esenguly etrap.
Having greeted him and asked him about his affairs, the head of state inquired about the peculiarities of fishing, working and living conditions of fishermen.
N. Meretgylyjov noted with enthusiasm that today favorable conditions for work have been created for fishermen, as well as for representatives of other professions, and the state provides them with all possible support. Noting the special significance of the innovations being introduced in the field of fishing, he expressed the words of deep gratitude to the leader of the nation.
The fishermen said that during the time he was engaged in this worthy craft, which provides him with a prosperous life, he has accumulated solid experience.
Having said that he has been engaged in his favorite business, which he inherited from his father, for ten years, N. Meretgylyjov noted with satisfaction that thanks to the active support of the leader of the nation, new fishing methods that are beneficial for fishermen are emerging.
At that moment, other fishermen returned from the sea - N. Meretgylydzhov's comrades, who were incredibly happy about the visit of the head of state.
The leader of the nation asked them in detail about the peculiarities of fishing, experience in this business and its advantages.
As the fishermen noted, today, on the initiative and with the direct support of the President of the country, the enterprises of the State Committee for Fisheries were privatized, which became a stimulating factor for fishing. Speaking about the benefits of working in the new conditions, they expressed their sincere gratitude to the leader of the nation.
The head of state also inquired about the lives of their families and the economic benefits of fishing. The fishermen expressed deep gratitude to the President of the country for the conditions created for fruitful work, comfortable rest and life.
The fishermen, satisfied with their profession, said that during the month they go out to the sea 10-12 times, and fish at a distance of 3,000 meters from the shore. Once the nets are installed, depending on the weather conditions, they check them regularly. As noted, each time the catch is about 40-50 kg of fish. And this is sufficient both for the families of the members of the group, and for sale in the trading markets.
In addition, the fishermen said that such fish as sharp-nosed sturgeon, beluga, pike perch, carp, roach, herring, sturgeon, stellate sturgeon and other fish species are found here. As members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country, fishermen can sell their caught fish in any market, in trading shops.
Various fish dishes were also presented to the head of state. The leader of the nation inquired in detail about the peculiarities of their preparation, as well as their nutritional value.
The fishermen spoke about the huge variety of dishes prepared from seafood, which are served at festive celebrations in the Esenguly etrap.
As the President of Turkmenistan noted, dishes prepared from fish have extremely beneficial properties for health and high nutritional value, easily absorbed by the body. Their therapeutic value has been proven by medical science.
During the conversation with the leader of the nation, the fishermen, who achieved perfection in their business, noted with great pride that, in the past, having assumed the post of head of state, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made his very first working trip to the Esenguly etrap. After a visit by the leader of the nation, a new modern city was created here, and the entire population of the etrap remembers these moments with special warmth and joy.
And today, the arrival of the head of Turkmenistan in the land of fishermen is a great honor for them. Emphasizing that all the necessary support is provided by the state, the fishermen said that, along with catching fish, they increase the range of products through its processing.
The fishermen emphasized that they would like to express their gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on their own behalf and on behalf of the entire population of the Esenguly etrap with the chant of ghazals inherent in this region. The head of state said that he approved this proposal with great pleasure.
Thus, on the beautiful expanses of the Caspian coast, the fishermen performed ghazals with inspiration.
The tunes on the seashore became a vivid demonstration of deep gratitude to the leader of the nation for the care shown in the name of a happy life not only for the fishermen and residents of the Esenguly etrap, but also for the population of the whole country.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov once again expressed his gratitude for the excellent ghazals and for the important work carried out by the fishermen, and, having wished them success and happiness, left the scene.
On behalf of the leader of the nation, the fishermen were presented with gifts.
During a trip along local roads, the head of state enjoyed the natural features of the surroundings: a winter landscape in the beautiful expanses stretching to the horizon, and the flora of the steppes.
According to world science, every corner of Turkmenistan has its own peculiarity, where a favorable ecological environment is preserved. This is clear evidence that every season has a positive impact on people's health.
Then President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived by helicopter at the International Airport of the city of Turkmenbashi, from where he flew back to the capital.