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13.10.09 12:02
Turkmen fuel and energy sector undergoes major personnel reshuffle
On September 12, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a field meeting on the issues related to development of the fuel and energy sector and the state of affairs in the industry.

As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat quoting the press service of the head of state, during the meeting the President expressed serious concerns with the performance of certain managers of the fuel and energy sector, noting a number of shortcomings and deficiencies caused by their irresponsible attitude to official duties.

The Turkmen leader sharply criticized the State Concern "Turkmennebitgazgurlushik", noting the lack of labor discipline in the State Concern's subsidiary organizations and poor quality of facilities under construction.

"If last year the task under the Programme of gasification of settlements throughout the country was fulfilled by 30%, this year it hardly reached 25%," the head of state said. He dismissed the chairman of the State Concern "Turkmennebitgazgurlushik", Atamyrad Durdiyev, and appointed Akmyrat Egeleyev in his place.

According to the president, the State Concern "Turkmennebit" also failed to meet the requirements. "The State Concern has not taken necessary measures to increase oil production, while its subsidiary organizations do not pay proper attention to the introduction of innovative technologies and modern equipment, and failed to fulfill the plan for drilling oil exploration wells," the president said.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov dismissed the head of the State Concern "Turkmennebit", Orazdurdy Hadzhimyradov, due to the transfer to another job. Annaguly Deryaev was appointed new chairman of the concern. He was relieved of the post of minister of oil and gas industry and mineral resources of Turkmenistan. Oraznur Nurmyradov succeeded him as new minister.

President of Turkmenistan appointed Nury Muhammedov chairman of the State Concern "Turkmengaz". The President relieved Dovlet Mommayev of the post of acting chairman of the concern.

Apart from this, Batyr Tekayev was relieved from the post of chairman of the State Committee for Fisheries of Turkmenistan. Amanmyrad Sahadov was appointed in his place.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov relieved Charygeldy Movlamov of his post as director of "Tedzhenkarbamid" plant of the State Concern "Turkmenhimiya" for serious shortcomings in the work, and appointed deputy director, Charyyar Tushiev, acting director of the plant.

"Turkmenistan pays much attention to modernization of the oil and gas industry. Investing heavily in the development of the industry, we expect adequate efficiency," the Turkmen leader noted.

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