The “Ashgabat-Tedjen” section of the “Ashgabat-Turkmenabad”
autobahn was solemnly put into operation in Turkmenistan

On October 29, 2021, in participation of the President of Turkmenistan
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov the 203 kilometer long “Ashgabat-Tedjen”
section of the “Ashgabat-Turkmenabad” autobahn was solemnly put into
The members of the Government of Turkmenistan, high-level foreign guests,
in particular Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization
(ECO), regional and country representatives of the Islamic Bank of
Development, Asian Bank of Development, European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development, Vice-President of the company “Hyundai
Corporation”, heads of the Associations of road transportation of Azerbaijan,
Iran and Turkey took part in the event.
New autobahn “Ashgabat-Turkmenabad” is a grandiose road and logistics
project aimed at integration of the transport section of the country into
regional and international network of highly developed transit corridors.
During the event President of Turkmenistan delivered a solemn speech in
honor of the opening of “Ashgabat-Tedjen” section of the autobahn till
The Leader of the Nation noted, that Turkmenistan pays huge attention to the
cooperation with international organizations in this direction. Thus, the
implementation and effective functioning of transport and logistics highways,
the implementation of multilateral projects in the field of coordination of all
modes of transport is one of the important components of cooperation with
the United Nations Organization, in particular in the process of achieving the
Sustainable Development Goals, which are tirelessly applied in the working
out of the national development programs of Turkmenistan.
Within the framework of the celebration, the Regional Director of the
Austrian “VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH” company solemnly
announced the presentation of the International Certificate confirming the
compliance of the new road with international quality standards in the design
and implementation of high-speed highways. Also, the relevant documents
were presented, confirming the high quality and safety of the new mega-

At the end of the ceremony of the presentation of documents, President of
Turkmenistan went to the “Ashgabat-Turkmenabad” autobahn administrative
building Control Center where he was acquainted with technological features
of security systems, monitoring and technical equipment of the site being
Then, the first electronic payment card (transponder) was presented to the
Head of State. The President gave his blessing for the commissioning of the
new section of the autobahn and went to Tedjen in his car. On the 21 st
kilometer of the section, the Leader of the Nation tested the road on a
“KAMAZ” truck and then continued his way in his car.
Stopping at the “Artyk” crossroads located on the 100 th kilometer of the
autobahn, President of Turkmenistan got acquainted with the technical and
architectural equipment of the shopping and entertainment center and left a
memorable entry in the Book of Honorary Guests.
As the people say, the construction of the new roads, bridges and corridors is
a good deed, from time immemorial, considered one of the sacred deeds.
In our country, under the wise leadership of the President of Turkmenistan
important steps are being taken in implementation of large-scale projects in
the sphere of transport and logistics, as well as in expansion of transit
capacity in the framework of transport diplomacy which is an inseparable
part of state policy of Turkmenistan.
At the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan in 2014, 2015, 2017 years
the United Nations General Assembly had unanimously adopted resolutions
in the field of sustainable transport. In 2021 on the 75 th session of the UN
General Assembly the resolution “Strengthening the links between all modes
of transport to achieve stable and reliable international transport for
sustainable development during and after the coronavirus disease (COVID-
19) pandemic” was also adopted.
Today, solemnly putting into operation the 203-kilometer section “Ashgabat-
Tedjen” of the “Ashgabat-Turkmenabad” autobahn, Turkmenistan has once
again confirmed its reputation as a reliable partner in the formation and
development of large-scale transport and communication systems.