1. Based on scientific research and data provided by the Institute of Seismology and Atmospheric Physics, a seismic microzoning is being carried out in the city of Arkadag, the newly opened administrative center of the Ahal region. This will help in marking zones with different seismic intensity corresponding to the boundaries of taxonomic units established in accordance with engineering geological data.
2. Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov put forward a proposal to establish the highest representative body of people's power - the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan. He also added that the Milli Gengesh, which exercises legislative power in Turkmenistan, will be reorganized into the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, consisting of one chamber. In connection with the creation of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, it was decided to abolish the Milli Gengesh.
On January 21, Turkmenistan will host a joint meeting of the chambers of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan with the participation of representatives of the public. The corresponding Decree was signed by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The list of public representatives proposed to participate in the joint meeting of the chambers of the Milli Gengesh must be submitted to the hyakimliks of the velayats and Ashgabat by January 16.
3. The Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan have announced a competition for joint initiative research projects. The competition is held in order to implement the Program between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on scientific and technical cooperation.
4. On January 21, from 9:00 to 12:00, a reception of citizens on legal issues will be held in the building of the Ministry of Adalat of Turkmenistan. The reception will be held by employees of the Ministry of Adalat, the General Prosecutor's Office, the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan and members of the Ashgabat City Bar Association.
5. Anomalous cold is observed throughout Turkmenistan, but records of sub-zero temperatures have been broken in a number of regions. On the morning of January 12, a temperature of -26,2°C was recorded in the village of Uch-adzhi, Mary velayat. In Esenguly, the temperature dropped to -10,8° below zero. Frosts in Turkmenabat reached -22°, in Serakhs the temperature dropped to -17,9°.
6. About a hundred archaeological artifacts were discovered by specialists of the “Kunyaurgench” State Historical and Cultural Reserve during excavations and search works carried out last year near the portal of the medieval caravanserai. Found clay jugs and khums, the remains of clay conduits, terracotta elements of architectural decoration were transferred to the local Museum of Folk Crafts, located in the ancient building of the Dashmechet madrasah.
7. More than 10 thousand domestic and international flights have been canceled or rescheduled due to a failure in the pilot alert system in the United States. The country's Federal Aviation Administration investigated the incident and concluded that damage to one of the files in the computer system could lead to a failure.
8. Representatives of the indigenous population of New Zealand, the Maori tribe, demanded from representatives of the Sotheby's auction house a number of artifacts put up for auction. Indigenous New Zealand tribes claim that only a small part of the artifacts important to their peoples remained at their disposal after a wave of looting during the conquest of these lands by Europeans and the displacement of tribes due to the seizure of land by the British crown.
9. The football club “Kitchee” from Hong Kong announced the extension of the contract with the Turkmen midfielder of the team Ruslan Mingazov. The term of the new agreement is calculated until 2025. “I am very happy to sign a new contract with “Kitchee”, my family and I really like it here. Although I spent only half a year in Hong Kong, it seems that all five or six years have passed. I have many wonderful memories of Hong Kong, and I hope to achieve more in the next two years. For example, I will win the championship with the team”, the press service of the Hong Kong club conveys the words of the midfielder. Note that 31 years old Mingazov joined “Kitchee” in March 2022. For 18 matches in the shirt of the Hong Kong club, he scored 13 goals, and was repeatedly recognized as the best player in the team.