President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on the construction of buildings and facilities in a new administrative center of the Akhal region. The document enacts to start their construction even now, in August 2019 and put in commission with complete availability in September 2021.
The document notes that it was adopted in pursuance of “On the construction of a new, modern administrative center of the Akhal velayat” decree of the head of state dated March 4, 2019.
Laying of the “first stone” of a new regional center took place 30 km southwest of Ashgabat, on the territory of Geokdepe district in April 2019.
Besides hundreds of multi-storeyed residential buildings for more than 70 thousand inhabitants, there will be erected cultural institutions, administrative offices, medical facilities, etc. New occupants will be provided for ten kindergartens for about 3.2 thousand kids and 19 secondary schools, which can admit more than 13.6 thousand students. In addition, there will be other educational institutions, including the International Higher Horse-breeding School, as Akhal is the historical homeland of the Akhal-Teke horse breed.
A House of culture, a drama theater, a library, a circus and a museum, two modern sports complexes, SLC and many other objects will be also built in the city.