Turkmenistan chooses Siemens as technology partner for infrastructure expansion
The state intends to use Siemens technologies from all three of the company's Sectors - Energy, Industry and Healthcare. In a first step, Siemens' Healthcare Sector will supply medical devices for the hearing-impaired and establish specialized audiology center in Turkmenistan. Siemens also intends to support the country in training highly qualified specialists and in expanding local infrastructure expertise.
With these steps, the company is reinforcing its business relationships with Turkmenistan, which were resumed in 1997 when the company opened an office in Ashgabat. At their meeting in February of this year, Siemens President and CEO Peter Löscher and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, the President of Turkmenistan, laid the basis for intensifying cooperation between the Central Asian country and Siemens. Since then, several initial projects have already been launched - in the healthcare sector, among others. In March, for example, Siemens supplied medical equipment to the Oncology Center and the International Center for the Treatment of Head and Neck Diseases in the country's capital.
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