USAID Catalyzes the Success of Turkmenistani Startups

August 27, 2021, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of a Startup Ecosystem Program 2021 competition, hosted jointly by the USAID Enriching Youth for Tomorrow activity, the USAID Future Growth Initiative, and the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan. During the three months of the program’s implementation, 127 …

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USAID Launches Regional Water and Environment Program in Turkmenistan

July 15, 2021, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today inaugurated its Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment program in Turkmenistan. The five-year program covers the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan and will strengthen regional cooperation on the management of shared water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya …

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Officials from Across Central Asia Participate in Third U.S. Convened Workshop on Air Quality

May 12, 2021 – On May 6 and 11, 2021 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan convened a C5+1 collaborative workshop on air quality data use and management with Central Asian countries. Participants in the virtual workshop included government representatives for hydrometeorology and air quality monitoring from …

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U.S. Government Shares Best Practices on the Role of the Business Ombudsman in Protecting Labor and Human Rights in Turkmenistan

May 4, 2021 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia activity and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, conducted the first online discussion on international best practices to introduce a Business Ombudsman in Turkmenistan that …

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USAID Advances Digital Diplomacy in Turkmenistan

April 15, 2021 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Enriching Youth for Tomorrow activity in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Turkmenistan commenced a virtual course on digital diplomacy for young officials at the MFA. The course aligns with the MFA’s mandate to increase the number of qualified …

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Nurturing Apple Orchards in Turkmenistan

USAID’s Consulting Services Lead to Double the Yields for Apple Growers Ahal province in central Turkmenistan, is home to the capital city of Ashgabat. The south-center of the country, bordering Iran and Afghanistan along the Kopetdag mountains, produces one-fifth of the country’s agricultural production. Meselli Meselliyev, an experienced orchard keeper, has been working for orchards …

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Helping Women Artisans and Entrepreneurs Expand Digital Trade, USAID Hosts Training

April 12, 2021, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – On April 8-9, the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a two-day webinar: ‘Women in Crafts: Opportunities for Connectivity and Digital Trade’ for women artisans and handicraft producers across Afghanistan and Central Asia to better understand market demand, identify new markets, and improve product quality. …

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U.S. Government Promotes Turkmenistan’s Exports by Addressing Labor Rights

March 11, 2021 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia, and Future Growth Initiative programs, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan conducted a webinar on increasing the export potential of Turkmen enterprises and …

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USAID Celebrates International Women’s Day in Turkmenistan

March 5, 2021 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Enriching Youth for Tomorrow program organized a virtual celebration to recognize the successes of the programs’ female beneficiaries, in honor of the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8. Participating in the event, U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Matthew Klimow stated, “Gender …

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Helping Dreams Take Flight

Sunday, November 29, 2020 Every child deserves to be a superhero, thought Feruza Pettulayeva. With five nephews, Feruza, CEO and co-founder of the Superkidstm startup knew a thing or two about Batman, Spiderman, and Iron Man. She also knew that learning could be an everyday adventure, and tried to show her nephews that education can …

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USAID’s Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Virtual

November 16, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum , an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, …

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USAID Empowers Turkmenistan’s Startups to Succeed

October 23, 2020 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of the three-day Startup Ecosystem Program Competition, held jointly by the USAID Enriching Youth for Tomorrow project, the USAID Future Growth Initiative, and the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan. During four months of the program, 122 young entrepreneurs …

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USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

October 20, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters (PDF, 6.62 MB) to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world. Over 120 horticulture exporters from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are listed in the catalogue that includes details about their products …

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United States Co-Invests in an IT Solution to Help Realize Turkmenistan’s Transit Potential

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2020 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, October 8, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting a private Turkmen logistics company, Shaylan Economic Society, to fully digitize all its warehouse and transportation management systems. Shaylan is a warehouse and distribution pioneer in Turkmenistan operating warehouses, cold storage facilities and a …

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USAID Supports Improved Water Management in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, September 29, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Smart Waters project, implemented by the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), handed over fourteen units of automated water flow measuring equipment to the State Committee on Water Management. This equipment will be installed at fourteen locations along the Murghab river …

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Dredging Up the Past: A Clean Riverbed is Changing the Lives of Turkmen Farmers

By USAID CENTRAL ASIA SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2020 “When there are floods, we have to build barriers to keep our land safe,” says Ataev Maksat, a 35-year old farmer from Saryyazy, a village in Mary, Turkmenistan. He is a third generation farmer, growing wheat and cotton on his ancestral land. He also raises livestock and tends …

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Expanding the Partnership to Eradicate Forced Labor and Global Human Trafficking

August 27, 2020 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia program, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan held an online webinar on eradicating forced labor and human trafficking under …

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USAID Launched Free Export Advisory Services for Turkmen Horticultural Producers

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 6, 2020 – On July 2, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a hotline for Turkmen producers of fresh fruits and vegetables to facilitate export of their products. Hosted by the USAID Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity in Central Asia, the export advisory hotline will provide essential information about the …

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A Mother, A Teacher, A Trailblazer: Raising the Status of Water Issues and Women in Turkmenistan

“In many cases, women here are homemakers,” says Lyale Orazova, talking about her homeland, Turkmenistan. “Since a woman gives birth to her children, she is responsible for teaching them the ways of our people. It’s the women who teach children that water is special, that it must be valued, and that they need to take …

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RFQ Subject # PR9208713: 80 Mbit/s Internet Service for 6 months/08.01.2020-01.31.2021

The Embassy of USA in Turkmenistan is inviting potential vendors to submit quotation for 80 Mbit/s Internet Service for 6 months/08.01.2020-01.31.2021 ( please see the attachment , PDF 243 KB). The Embassy intends to award Purchase Order to the responsible company submitting an acceptable quotation at the lowest price. Award will be based on initial quotations without holding discussions, …

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U.S. funding to UNODC supports forensic capabilities in Turkmenistan

U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, Austria June 12, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) announces $200,000 in funding to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to support Phase Two of the project, “Strengthening Forensic Services in Turkmenistan.”The …

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The U.S. Supports Turkmenistan’s Response to COVID-19 Prevention Efforts by Providing More Funding for Infection Prevention and Risk Communication

June 1, 2020, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed an additional $500,000 to support Turkmenistan’s COVID-19 prevention efforts, bringing the total U.S. Government resources made available to all partners in Turkmenistan to $1.42 million. The additional funding will be provided to the United …

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USAID Commits $2 Million to Address the Needs of Central Asian Migrants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27, 2020, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $2 million dollars to protect migrants in Central Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support will be delivered through the ongoing USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

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USAID Launches Future Growth Initiative in Turkmenistan

February 11, 2020 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched the Future Growth Initiative. Through this program, USAID will support Turkmen enterprises in creating new jobs, improving skills, and increasing sales and exports in targeted sectors, including information and communications technologies, food processing, carpets, and leather and handicraft …

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The United States Invests in Turkmenistan’s Water Management

Mary, Turkmenistan, December 10, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Smart Waters program, implemented by Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC), in cooperation with the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) handed over a 170,000 USD dredger to the State Committee on Water Management in Tashkopri, the south-east settlement …

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United States Shares Best Practices to Increase Turkmenistan’s Production of High-Value Fruit

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 24, 2019 – On July 24, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UoIE) conducted a fruit tree production workshop for orchard owners and agronomists in Ashgabat. During the workshop, USAID’s horticulture advisor shared key techniques and technologies to sustainably maximize production of …

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Subject: Request for Proposal #19TX1019R0001

U.S.  Embassy Ashgabat To: Prospective Offerors Subject: Request for Proposal #19TX1019R0001 Enclosed is a  Request for Proposal (RFP)  (PDF 383KB) for the design, development of a complete bill of materials for procurement, and installation of a television distribution system for the New Embassy Compound (NEC). If you would like to submit a proposal, follow the instructions of the solicitation, …

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USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Promotes Trade and Cooperation on First Official Visit to Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, June 14, 2018– U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator for Central and South Asia, Javier Piedra, visited Turkmenistan as part of his first official visit to Central Asia. Piedra visited Turkmenabat and Ashgabat to see first-hand how USAID programs are benefiting Turkmenistan by strengthening the investment climate and supporting the private …

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USAID Bolsters Turkmen Transport and Logistics Companies

Ashgabat, May 24, 2018 – Yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) concluded a five-day workshop designed to help transport and logistics companies in Turkmenistan improve their management systems and increase their export opportunities. Turkmenistan has developed numerous large-scale infrastructure projects to improve trade potential but, without good management practices, local transport and logistics …

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USAID Supports Producers with Export Promotion in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, March 28, 2018 – The U.S. Agency for International Development Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Program in Central Asia, in partnership with the Turkmenistan Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (UIE), held a seminar for local producers to help strengthen their export potential. To increase their revenue and earn hard currency, Turkmenistan’s producers look to foreign …

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USAID Supports Turkmenistan in Exploring Export Opportunities Through the UAE

On August 20-26, 2016, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) arranged a visit to Dubai, UAE for four State Commodities and Raw Materials Exchange officials to explore opportunities for stocking Turkmen goods in Dubai warehouses in order to make them more accessible to potential buyers. The officials met with warehouse operators, shipping agents, freight forwarders, commercial real estate companies, …

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United States supports Turkmenistan’s law enforcement officials with English language training

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Embassy conducted a closing ceremony for the ninth round of the U.S. Government-funded English Language Training (ELT) program for Government of Turkmenistan law enforcement professionals. The ceremony took place at the Training Center of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan. Over 50 Government of Turkmenistan law enforcement professionals, from …

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United States supports Turkmenistan’s fight against narcotics trafficking

From September 21-25, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a workshop on Airport Interdiction Operations in Ashgabat for officials from the State Service for the Protection of a Healthy Society and the State Border and State Customs Services.  The workshop covered such issues as route/courier characteristics, targeting and risk management, concealment methods, behavior analysis, informant …

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The United States and Turkmenistan Make World Safer through WMD Interdiction Training

The United States provided a course to Turkmenistan in support of efforts to prevent the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The course, which ran from September 14-18, 2015, was conducted by expert advisors from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program. It explored …

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The United States Advances Global High-Tech Economy in Turkmenistan

The United States works with Turkmenistan and its development efforts in a variety of areas, including its information technology (IT) sector. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented U.S. Government programs and activities at the TurkmenTEL 2015 international exhibition. At this September 16-18 event, the U.S. pavilion focused on USAID’s IT-related programs and also …

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