President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made changes to the structure of the government of Turkmenistan by introducing the post of deputy prime minister for science, new technologies and innovations. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the head of state named the departments of the Cabinet of Ministers, line agencies and research institutions that will be supervised by the new deputy prime minister.
Gurbanmyrat Mezilov, President of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, former rector of the Turkmen State Pedagogical Institute named after S.Seyydi, was assigned to the newly created position.
"The main task today is not only to strengthen the basic and applied research, including new areas of research, but also provide for the broad implementation in practice of promising scientific solutions and advanced technologies and all sorts of innovations," Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov explained his decision. According to him, the amount of investments in the sphere of science will significantly increase in the near future.