Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held on the eve of a working meeting with the participation of a number of Vice-premiers, and discussed the preparation of the Program of socio-economic development of the country for the years 2019-2025.
Having heard the report on the draft Program for the development of economic, financial and banking systems of Turkmenistan for 2019-2025, the President noted among the main tasks to maintain the pace of sustainable development of the leading sectors of the national economy and their diversification, including through the implementation of projects of international and regional importance.
Noting that the prepared Program should provide for the continuation of privatization of state property, the creation of favorable conditions for private business, the President ordered to finalize its project.
The head of state also stressed that the development of all sectors should be carried out on the basis of modern science. To do this, it is necessary to work together with scientists to introduce innovations, engineering discoveries into production.
Noting the growing role of entrepreneurship in the field of import substitution and strengthening the export potential of the country, the development of competitive industries, the President stressed the importance of supporting investment projects implemented in the field of agriculture and saturation of the domestic market with high-quality agricultural products.
Speaking about the special importance of the Program in the activation of foreign trade relations, the President instructed once again to carefully analyze the existing opportunities, cost-effective areas of international cooperation. In this regard, the need to strengthen the analytical component in the marketing strategy was stressed.
Among the urgent tasks in the field of construction Industry G. Berdimuhamedov called the increase of its competitiveness, strengthening of production and scientific and technical potential, expansion of the range of building materials made from local raw materials, not inferior to foreign analogues, the introduction of effective forms of management, including with the participation of private business.
Noting that the science-based approach is extremely important for such industries as construction, energy, the head of state stressed that it is necessary to strengthen the scientific component of the document.
Having heard the report on the preparation of the program of development of the agro-industrial complex until 2025, the President noted that the main emphasis should be made on the widespread introduction of scientific achievements and advanced resource-saving technologies.
- A special place in the Program should be given to measures to ensure the environmental well-being of the country and the promotion of international initiatives of Turkmenistan in the field of "water diplomacy", Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed.
"It is important for the development of the economy to ensure the digitalization of all its segments, to apply the latest achievements of science and new technologies in production," the President said, addressing the Deputy Prime Ministers with instructions to improve work in this direction.
- The program of socio - economic development of the country for 2019-2025 should be aimed at specific results, its preparation should be guided by innovative thinking, - said the head of state.