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The President of Turkmenistan took part in the launch and laying of a number of energy and social facilities

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, during a working trip to the Balkan velayat, took part in celebrations on the occasion of the commissioning and laying of a number of energy and social facilities.

The head of state arrived in the Turkmenbashy etrap to lay the foundation of a new energy facility - a combined cycle gas power plant with a capacity of 1,574 megawatts.

From here, through digital communication, the President of Turkmenistan gave his blessing to the launch of the new Mary-Ahal overhead power transmission line and its connection to the country’s ring power grid. By pressing buttons, specialists from the Mary and Ahal state power plants put the new power line into operation.

Then, through direct communication via a digital system, the head of state gave his blessing for the commissioning of two new gas turbine units for the production of electricity in the Turkmenbashy complex of oil refineries.

After this, the celebrations continued in the village of Guvlymayak, Turkmenbashy etrap, where the foundation stone of a large residential complex with appropriate social infrastructure, intended for employees of enterprises of the State Concern «Türkmenhimiýa», took place.

The head of Turkmenistan gave his blessing to the start of work on the construction of a residential complex, and to the applause of those gathered, the first shovels of concrete mixture were laid into the foundation of the future new building.

After this, the President of Turkmenistan blessed the start of construction of a new combined power plant with a capacity of 1,574 megawatts. The head of state proceeded to the site of laying the new power facility, according to established tradition, lowered a capsule with a memorable message into the foundation of the new building and, together with the honorary elders, laid the first shovels of concrete mixture into the foundation of the future power plant, giving rise to its construction. 4 gas turbines operating on natural «blue fuel» and 2 steam turbines produced by one of the world’s leading companies, General Electric (USA), will be installed here.