Press Release

UNOPS handed over the state-of-the-art medical equipment to strengthen the healthcare system in Turkmenistan

30 March 2022

  • Today the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) handed over the state-of-the-art medical equipment to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry through the project entitled “Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment in Turkmenistan”, funded by the Government of Japan. UNOPS delivered medical equipment with advanced technologies to more than 50 hospitals across the country to strengthen the healthcare system in Turkmenistan.

The Emergency Aid Center in Ashgabat, as one of the recipient hospitals, was supplied with two ECGs, a medical autoclave, a mobile X-ray, a gastroscopy and duodenoscopy system.

During the event,  Mr Chary Agamyradov, Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, H.E. Mr Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan, Mr Dmytro Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan, Mr Cherkez Hannyiev, Director of Ashgabat Emergency Aid Center, and Ms Freya von Groote, UNOPS Director of Austria Multi-Country Office, made statements.

“It is a great honor for me to witness the implementation of such an important project on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Turkmenistan, which will be celebrated on the 22nd of April this year. In addition, I would like to highlight that this Project will be another demonstration of friendship and solidarity between the Japanese and Turkmen peoples.” stated H.E. Mr Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Turkmenistan.

“I strongly believe that the project, aligned with the Country Preparedness and Response Plan, as well as the Immediate Socio-Economic Response Plan to Acute Infectious Disease Pandemic, will further enhance the capacity of the national healthcare system. The United Nations stands ready to continue our strategic cooperation jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of Japan”, noted Mr Dmitry Shlapachenko, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan.

Moreover, Ms Freya von Groote, Director of the UNOPS Austria Multi-Country Office covering Turkmenistan highlighted: “As a trusted partner with a mission to deliver tangible results for the people of Turkmenistan, we look forward to making further sustained and meaningful contributions towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on infrastructure, procurement and project management support, together with the Government of Turkmenistan, the Government of Japan, the UN system and other development partners.”

UNOPS has been delivering the project for “Enhancing the Healthcare System through the Provision of Medical Equipment”, on behalf of the Government of Japan, who provided a generous contribution of USD 2.8 million. This project has been delivered as part of the implementation of the UN-Turkmenistan Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025, national Country Preparedness and Response Plan, and Immediate Socio-Economic Response Plan to Acute Infectious Disease Pandemic endorsed at the highest level in 2020.

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Mahri Eyeberdiyeva

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