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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov inspects the course of preparation for Asian Games - 2017

03 November, 2016 (11:02)
Source: State News Agency of Turkmenistan

During working trip around the capital, the Head of the State reviewed the situation at the Olympic stadium, which would become the main arena of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in less than a year. 

Organization of 2017 Asian Games, which will be hosted by Ashgabat, is always in the centre of attention of the Head of the State, who pays great importance to preparation of forthcoming large competitions as sport events of such level would be held for the first time in Turkmenistan and for the first time, the states of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, numerous countries of Polynesia and Micronesia) would take part in the competitions together with Asian countries. 

As is known, the right to conduct complex international sport games is given only to the countries with highly developed national sport base. In this relation, it is worth highlighting that our state draws considerable investments for construction of modern sport and recreation facilities. Special attention is paid to modernization of relative infrastructure, which is considered to be the main one for not only the development of sport of high achievement but also for establishment of conditions for public physical movement, upbringing of healthy generation, consolidation of principles of healthy and active lifestyle in the society. 

In recent years, number of stadiums, Ice Palace, water sports complex, winter sport complex and numerous other sport facilities were built and put into operation in Turkmen capital by the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Number of sport facilities, meeting all modern requirements, are opened in all etraps, cities and velayats of the country. Different sport schools works all around the country. Besides, different sport events of national and international level, tournaments, champions 

The construction of the Olympic village, which will host v Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, embodies the aspiration of the country to the world achievement. The status of Ashgabat as a capital of the Asian Games is an evidence of recognition of Turkmenistan as a state with highly developed sport infrastructure. 

“2017 Asian Games” project will undoubtedly improve international authority of Turkmenistan as events of such large-scale level activate versatile international partnership, promote consolidation of friend and business contacts, trust and mutual understanding as well as stimulate development of national economy, culture and tourism. In this regard, it is important to highlight that our country give positive example to other states. 

The measures for development and propaganda of healthy life style, physical training and sport are bright evidence to that. Visual results of this policy reflect the fact that physical, recreation and sport activity in the country is harmonic combination of the efforts of the state and society, the Leader of the Nation and the people, which clearly understands the value of health as the best assistant in achievement of set targets. 

Upon the arrival to the Olympic village, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the hall located on the first floor of the stadium. There, the Head of the State was cordially greeted by number of the Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of ministers, leaders of ministries including Executive Committee for preparation to V Asian Games, the Hyakim of Ashgabat as well as the Head of “Polimeks” company. 

This sport complex includes more than 30 different facilities, which parameters meet high international standards. These unique sport facilities will open their doors for Turkmenistan citizens and numerous guests of our country in the autumn of 2017. All conditions for different sport competitions on highest level were established there; social, cultural and other relative facilities were built for the comfort of the spectators. 

Projects of recreation hall for the guests, model and name samples of the Olympic stadium for 45000 visitors, included in grandiose complex, were presented to the Leader of the Nation. 

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received reports of relative leaders on the work carried out for preparation of 2017 Asian Games as well as on different test competitions included to the programme of the Games. The participants of these competitions highly evaluate the readiness of the complex for continental games as well as conditions created for the athletes. 

Summing up the reports, the Head of the State highlighted that international sport competitions, held at the grounds and stadiums of the Olympic village, are important stage of preparation of Turkmen athletes for the Asian Games. Besides, these events are summoned to promote achievement of high results of our sportsmen in 2017, the Leader of the Nation said. 

In his turn, Erol Tabanca, the Head of “Polimeks” informed that currently, the construction of this largest sport complex is at the final stage. Turkish businessman also reported on the course of provision of the facilities included to the Olympic village, technical specifications and features of the presented samples of equipment. 

Having inspected in details the presented samples, the Head of the State stressed the attention at internal furnishing of the facility, having noted the importance of well-thought approach to the subjects related to design, colour of stands and cover of arena. It is necessary to speed up the works in this direction for organization of cultural public and sport events to test capability and functionality of the Olympic stadium, the Leader of the nation emphasized. 

The sport complex has to be distinguished by its originality and innovative creative developments, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov continued, having addressed relative leaders with specific instructions. The Leader of the Nation also noted that establishment of conditions not only for the competitions but also for spectators and guests of the Asian Games – 2017 is important requirement. 

The Head of the State also requested to provide all facilities of the Olympic village with modern equipment; lightening, sound and communication systems, meeting international standards have to be installed in the stadiums. It is necessary to undertake all necessary measures for completion of set tasks, the Leader of the Nation pointed. 

Addressing the leader of “Polimeks”, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed the interest in technical specification of the facility. 

Having listened to Turkish businessman, the Leader of the Nation gave number of remarks and proposals. In particular, the Head of the State noted that advanced detailed engineering, technical and innovative approach has to be used during realization of the project. The complex has to be provided with top modern technical and sport equipment and meet the strictest international standards. 

Having inspected the samples of decoration materials, the president of Turkmenistan stressed that design of the facility have to be distinguished by bright national colour and individual style. The Leader of the Nation also mentioned the necessity to use materials meeting high quality requirements. 

Having made corrections to the presented projects, the Head of the State instructed relative leaders to control all organizational issues, course and quality of works, provision of uninterrupted supply of equipment and materials. 

The Head of “Polimeks”, having expressed deep gratitude to Turkmen leader for the confidence, assured that all remarks of the head of the State would be accounted. The businessman said that his company would continue to approach its partnership obligations in most serious and responsible manner. 

After, the Head of the State listened to the report of relative leaders on cultural programme of opening and closing ceremonies of V Asian Games. 

Speaking of the name of future stadium, President of Turkmenistan proposed to call it «Asgabat Olimpiya stadiony». 

Having stressed the attention of the participants at preparation to 2017 Asian Games, the Leader of the Nation pointed at the necessity of organization of the ceremonies on high level, resting upon best world practices of such events in other countries. The Head of the State noted the importance of development of the programme of the events taking into account national features of holidays. It is necessary to present the history of Turkmenistan and modern achievements of our country to the participants and guests of the Games, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, having addressed relative leaders with specific instructions. 

Asian Games – 2017 have to remain in memory of every sportsmen as bright event, the Leader of the Nation highlighted, having ordered to undertake all measures for organization of this large-scale sport forum on highest level and to control all issues related to its preparation. 

In the end, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said goodbye to the participants, having wished them successes in solution of set responsible tasks and left the place of events.

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