The height of the main New Year tree of the country, which is placed at the square of Älem Cultural and Entertainment Centre, together with octagonal star, is 38 meters height. This is the tallest New Year tree in the CIS. New Year trees in the capitals of Azerbaijan and Armenia are one meter shorter. In Uzbekistan, New Year symbol is shorter by 3 meters, in Belarus by 8 meters, in Tajikistan by 10 meters, in Russia by 11 meters, in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Georgia by 13 meters.
New Year tree lighting ceremony took place on December 15, 2018. New Year celebration never stop ever since in magic city expanded around fluffy beauty decorated with bright toys and shining garlands. The main heroes of New Year Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk as well as their associates – the characters of Turkmen fairy tales, will give pleasure to children by music and theatre performance until January 10.

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

04.01.2019. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held first session of the Government in 2019 where current issues of the state life have been discussed.
Having announced the agenda, the President gave floor to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers G. Myradov who reported on the situation in the structure under his supervision as well as on the fulfilment of the assignments given by the Head of the State earlier. It was informed that at present time, the facilities under his supervision control the implementation of national development programmes as well as take specific measures for improvement of the activity of organization of financial and economic complex.
Summing up the report, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the utmost objectives for provision of stable growth of all sections. For successful fulfilment of planned objectives, it is necessary to use available resources, the President continued. Having noted that implementation of the concept of digital economy is one of the main vectors of coming work, the Head of the State addressed the Vice-premier with specific instructions.
After, the floor was given to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers M. Meredov who reported on the situation in structural divisions of fuel and energy complex and on the measures for successful implementation of the Programme of development of oil and gas industry of Turkmenistan until 2030.
Information about work for carried out for increment of oil and gas production including by enhancement of oil well output, wide implementation of advanced drilling and overhaul technologies.

Ashgabat Hotel hosted New Year celebration event organized by the Hyakimlyk of the capital for children. Interesting cultural programme has been prepared for children. Popular singers, theatre artists, dance bands gave happy mood as a present to young Turkmenistan citizens.

Happy child laughter were sounded in brightly decorated hall, children participated in contests with pleasure and enjoyed the treats. New Year performance with surprises, new acquaintance and impressions timed to the start of winter holidays has enhanced miracle atmosphere of the event.

Fluffy beautiful New Year tree, carnival dress of the participants, Ayza Baba and Garpamyk are the attributes of New Year celebration.

The programme of the event included the compositions glorifying the achievements of the country and happy childhood. New Year is a favourite holiday of Turkmenistan citizens that brings special pleasure to children who are expecting impatiently for Ayaz Baba and Garpamyk.

Following in a fine tradition, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hosted a festive celebration, at which children, living and studying at the Döwletliler Köşgi Palace, received New Year gifts from President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Taking constant care of younger generations is one of the key aspects of the Turkmen leader’s social policy. The issues of ensuring a happy childhood for children, providing a favorable environment for their harmonious development, upbringing and education receive special attention as well.

Thanks to this tender care, our children have the opportunity to develop their creative abilities. Every year, young talents actively participate in prestigious competitions and festivals in our country and beyond.

Leaders of the national parliament, representatives of ministries, agencies, public organizations and others were among those who attended the celebration to offer the children their wishes for the most joyous holiday of the year.

Russian spaceman, Hero of the Russian Federation and Chevalier of the order of Turkmenistan «Prezidentiň Ýyldyzy», a native of Turkmenistan Oleg Kononenko, who at present leads the mission at the International Space Station addressed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Congratulating Turkmen leader and all Turkmen citizens on New year, the spacemen said that it is great honour for him to demonstrate the flag of Turkmenistan and book of the Head of the State “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Great Silk Road” from board of the ISS. He took them on purpose with him to another space expedition, which has started on December 3, 2018 as a symbol of great respect to his homeland and policy of peace, creativity and prosperity pursued by Turkmen leader.

The spaceman also noted that he has special feelings to the country where he was born and grew up and proud of the achievements of the country.

Addressing President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Oleg Kononenko highlighted that the book symbolize universal recognition of the achievements of the country made this year, which was held under slogan “Turkmenistan – the Heart of the Great Silk Road” from the space.

Our countryman expressed the confidence that space programme of Turkmenistan, which has started several years ago, would continue its development and after some time other our compatriots would enter the rank of spacemen glorifying their Motherland.

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

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