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November 6, 2014

Sharing long borders with Afghanistan and Iran, and serving as a key link to the South Asian subcontinent, Turkmenistan could play a critical role in advancing regional integration and stability. The country’s large oil and gas reserves also make it a pivotal supplier for regional and world markets. As the former Soviet Republic emerges from decades of isolation, the United States supports Turkmenistan in its efforts to foster a more open and integrated society.

June 14, 2012

On June 1, Junior Achievement Worldwide opened a three-day workshop aimed at improving standards and customer service in Turkmenistan’s tourism and hospitality industry.  With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Chevron Nebitgaz B.V. Turkmenistan, the workshop discussed international standards in the hospitality industry with representatives from across a broad spectrum of Turkmenistan’s government, as well as private entrepreneurs. 

It's been a busy spring for USAID. We're actively engaging Turkmenistan in their WTO accession, strengthening the carpet export industry across Central Asia, and are moving forward on the prevention, treatment, and care of tuberculosis. We're also pleased to showcase the many ways Ambassador Elliott has been championing development in Tajikistan. Check out these and other highlights in our Spring 2013 newsletter.

Around the world, people are embracing technology as a tool for improved teaching and learning, and Turkmenistan is no exception to this trend. However, the United Nations estimates that less than 10 percent of the total Turkmen population has Internet or a computer available at home. With the introduction of the government’s e-Governance strategy in 2010, government record-keeping, public sector work environments, and health care systems are quickly moving to digital and computer platforms.

USAID Turkmenistan Calendar 2013


Last updated: November 07, 2014

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