Coming to an end marked significant events of 2018 year – year, the past under the motto “Turkmenistan – heart of the Great Silk road". We say goodbye to 2018 year during which was achieved big success in various areas of life of the country, but most importantly – we were able significantly enhance the welfare of our people. And now with a huge hopes and confidence meet 2019 year” – said in greeting message Turkmen leader.

 

At the Eastern calendar New Year 2019 – Year of pigs. Our ancestors said: "In the Dog Year seed, in the Pig Year – harvest" that is file inherent in this year productivity and abundance.

 

The outgoing 2018 year in the life of our country and the people became one of years successful implementation of the large-scale transformation. 25 of March 2018 election of deputies of Mejlis of Turkmenistan, members of regional, district, and city halk Maslahaty and Gengeshli were held. These elections were a bright demonstration of  the rapid promotion of our state on the way of democratization.

In the past year has been put into operation the next complex residential array "Täze zaman" in the capital district Bagtyyarlyk, multidisciplinary clinic and residential complex in city Turkmenabat of the  Lebap region, children's clinic in the Mary city, water park with center of rest and health resort in the National tourist zone "Avaza". The business complex was implemented in the capital,  the company for the production of the glass products in the Ahal region, steam and gas turbine electro station on-site of Mary region power plant. In the Balkan region was solemnly opened plant "Garabogazkarbamid", gas chemical complex for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene.

Commissioning railroad Serhetabat-Turgundi, Turkmenabat international airport, Turkmenbashi international maritime port became a convincing evidence revival in our country Great Silk road in the new format.

We gave the start of the construction of the next stage of transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India, started the strip the line of power and fiber-optic connection on the route Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan, laid the foundations new modern villages and towns, and many other objects’ different purposes.

On the first meeting of Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan which was held in September we have identified tasks reform agricultural industry, improvement provided to the population of social benefits.

In order to highlight the producers of agricultural land in the long use we created a special Land fund that opens a wide of the ability to strengthen food security of the country.

In the past year, the farmers his dedication labor raised and passed to the state of over 1 million tons of selected wheat, more than 1 million 100 thousand tons "white gold".

In the country were implemented a number of  state programs aimed at the development and conclusion on qualitatively new level spheres of health, sports, science and education. We will continue to develop and to upgrade the system of health. Special attention will be given to the approval in society of the healthy lifestyle principles.

It is well known that the basis prosperous life and happy future are science and education. They are one of the fundamental basics of the progress of the state and companies. In this regard, our current task is to give youth modern education and fully develop these areas.

Of the year, with whom we say goodbye, was conducted a large-scale work and development of physical education and sports. We proudly can call successfully held, avtoralli "Amul-Hazar 2018", bike ride and athletics cross on the route Great Silk road, and Olympic town – world Cup the heavy lifting in the capital.

On the initiative of our independent state, the General Assembly of the United Nations announced 3 June the World bike day. In the coming new year we will pay enough attention to the sports development.

Culture – soul of our people, honor of the nation. Therefore, a great work was conducted on the development of culture, conservation and promotion of our rich heritage in 2018.

The development of culture – our spiritual domain – we will continue to pay increased attention.

In foreign policy we put in front of a challenge to further strengthen the role of our neutral state in the international arena, output to a new level of relationships with other countries and international organizations. In this – strategic the course of our foreign policy.

In the past year, Turkmenistan was unanimously elected member of the Bureau of the Committee on internal transport European economic commission of the United Nations.

The election of our neutral state as a member of the Economic and Social Council UN on 2019-2021 years also indicates the growth of the international authority of the country.

In order to further enhance welfare native of the people from 1 January 2019, we increase on 10 percent the size of wages, pensions and public benefits, scholarships to students.

New, 2019 year we meet with great enthusiasm, high specific goals and objectives.

Being proud on our independent country, based on clear goals, we announced the motto 2019 of the year Turkmenistan – the Birthplace of prosperity".

Patriotism and inspired work courageous of the people of the country will give us forces for successful implementation of programs aimed at providing a happy life our compatriots and will make the Motherland even more prosperous country.

In few moments we will meet New 2019 year, the motto "Turkmenistan – the Birthplace of prosperity". And let the new year will be a year of peace and tranquility, well-being and inexhaustible abundance!

I wish in the new year to your family foci the unity, happiness, big success and prosperity! Says in a greeting the message of the president  Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Dear compatriots!

Congratulations to you with the New 2019 year!

In this joyful moment adress you my poetic words:

To what life is beautifully,

Country – as a radiant paradise!

Come New Year happily

To this blessed clime!

Dreams soar to the sky high

Let it become a reality on earth!

Let it multiply festivals of the year,

Sequence giving welfare!