26 Jan 2024 14:17

Turkish companies carried out 7 projects for $3.2 bln in Turkmenistan in 2023 - ambassador

ASHGABAT. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Turkish companies carried out seven projects worth $3.2 billion in Turkmenistan in 2023, Turkey's Ambassador in Ashgabat Ahmet Demirok said.

"Turkish companies accomplished seven projects costing $3.2 billion in Turkmenistan in 2023. Turkish companies are now implementing 21 projects worth $4.4 billion, including the projects started in previous years," Demirok said at a press conference in his residence in Ashgabat on January 25. His remarks were circulated by the nCa media outlet on Friday.

"We'd like to see Turkish companies in new projects, such as the second stage of building the 'Smart City of Arkadag' and 'Ashgabat City', the implementation of which may start in the near future," he said.

Since Turkmenistan gained independence, Turkish companies have successfully completed around 1,080 projects worth over $50 billion in this country, he said.

"Turkish companies have implemented a multitude of important infrastructure projects in Turkmenistan, such as power plants, power transmission and distribution lines, motorways, housing, shopping malls, universities, schools, public buildings, hotels, factories, canals, museums, parks, hospitals, and the construction of ports," Demirok said.