President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov dismissed Minister of Road Transport Gurbanmyrat Hangulyev for serious shortcomings in his work. Serdar Berkeliev, formerly deputy minister of road transport, was appointed new head of the road transport ministry.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the head of state signed relevant decrees at an enlarged cabinet meeting on October 8. In addition, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov severely reprimanded chairman of the state concern Turkmenavtoyollary (Turkmen road) Ashir Sarybaev.
The official was tasked to fix within one month all the flaws in the organization of repair, improvement and maintenance of roads identified by the audit conducted by the Prosecutor General's Office of Turkmenistan.