President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a government meeting on Friday noted the relevance of taking measures to form the material and technical base for the development of cycling in the country, the construction of bike parks, parking areas in shopping centers and the construction of bike paths.
During the meeting, the Head of State also emphasized the need to take measures to open specialized stores and workshops, train bicycle repair masters, open bicycle rental centers for adults and children in parks and lay bicycle paths in parks, official Turkmen media reports.
Noting that these requirements should be taken into account in the future construction of social and residential buildings, the Turkmen President said that cycling is of great importance in attracting the general population to a healthy lifestyle.
The Turkmen Leader emphasized the importance of cycling in protecting the environment and ensuring the health of the nation and gave specific instructions to the relevant officials in this regard.
The World Bicycle Day, celebrated on June 3, was established in 2018 in accordance with the Resolution of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is also planning to host the World Track Cycling Championship this year.