An agreement on joint activities was recently signed in Vienna
An agreement on joint activities was recently signed in Vienna between the Austrian-Turkmen Society and the holding company “Turkmen Maslakhatchylar Topary” (“TMT Consulting Group”).
The subject of the Agreement includes cooperation in the development, implementation, coordination and promotion of projects in the area of business, economy, construction, medicine, culture and sports between private companies and government agencies of the Republic of Austria and Turkmenistan, promoting exchange and expanding business contacts between the two countries.
We contacted the head of the Austrian-Turkmen Society, Neda Bergher, who also holds the position of honorary advisor to ORIENT with accreditation in the press service of the Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (which, by the way, was recently extended for two years) and asked for her comment:
“The planned projects,” says Neda Leonidovna, “will be carried out with the help of organizing presentations and forums in Turkmenistan and Austria, videoconferences and webinars, discussion events with the participation of business representatives and specialists from various sectors of the economy, culture, medicine and sports. The agreement includes joint actions to assist in organizing the Days of Culture, round tables, publications in the media and many other activities”.
A little later we met with another signatory – TMT director Batyr Taganov and asked to say a few words about the company he headed. Here’s what he said:
– TMT Consulting Group in Turkmenistan is a consulting agency specializing in business analytics, providing a wide range of services in the field of marketing and strategic analysis in telecommunications, IT and media markets, organizing international forums. Our company, despite its young age, has gained experience from working with large exhibitions, consulting and analytical centers and financial institutions.
The text of the Agreement clearly defines the tasks of the parties that signed the document – to find partners for public and private structures in Austria and Turkmenistan in order to implement joint projects, to provide practical assistance to foreign companies to open their representative offices in Turkmenistan and vice versa.
Both sides were unanimous in expressing sincere gratitude to the Embassy of Turkmenistan in the Republic of Austria, who provided active assistance in preparing the document.
So, the practical actions of the Turkmen and Austrian companies and government agencies, based on the provisions of the Agreement signed in Vienna, have good prospects especially given the fact that, despite the global problems caused by the pandemic, Turkmenistan continues the implementation of such ambitious projects as construction of an administrative center in Ahal, in fact a new city, plans for construction of the so-called “city within a city” Ashgabat City and many others…
A gigantic monument in honor of the 30th anniversary of the independence of Turkmenistan occupies a special place in this list. The idea of its construction was put forward by President Berdimuhamedov on February 7th this year during a government meeting.
Then the Turkmen leader proposed to install a stele 300 meters high on a high natural site, instructing the heads of the construction industry to prepare a project and announce a tender. This monument, according to the instructions of the Turkmen leader, should be completed by the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence.
A month later, on March 5th, the Ministry of Construction and Architecture announced an international tender for the design and construction of a 300-meter-high monument in the city of Ashgabat by order of the capital’s mayor’s office.
And on April 17th, 2020, all tenders were considered and the project for construction of a monument in honor of the 30th anniversary of independence was approved.
The main part of the design work, including necessary technical and economic calculations for the construction of a giant stele, was undertaken by the main department of architecture and urban planning of the city of Ashgabat with the participation of the Austrian company “Wagner Biro”.
All this is only part of the ambitious projects planned by Turkmenistan, the doors to participation in which are open for reputable companies with a large team of experienced and highly qualified world-class specialists. And the requirements of the country’s leadership to all facilities under construction in Turkmenistan are strict compliance with the highest international standards.