On October 13, the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in a sadaqa in Arkadag City, which was given to mark the launch of the 2nd construction stage and commemorate earthquake victims in Ashgabat and Afghanistan and heroes of all wars, Turkmenistan: Today News Agency reported.
Chairman of Halk Maslakhaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that President Serdar Berdimuhamedov took part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the 2nd construction stage of Arkadag City in the summer. The President of Turkmenistan signed the Resolution on the selection of subcontracts. Members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs are involved in the project, among others.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Ashgabat on the night of October 5-6, 1948. This is one of the most destructive tremors in human history.
Last Sunday, a strong earthquake in Afghanistan caused numerous deaths, mostly among children, and significant damage. Turkmenistan sent humanitarian aid to the neighbouring country, including warm clothes, blankets, food, medicines and medical supplies.
The Mufti of Turkmenistan read the tebyarek prayer. The participants of the sadaqa offered tovirs and ayat for the repose of the souls of the dead. After the charity dinner concluded, the participants visited the Geoktepe mosque. They bowed down before the sacred relics and performed juma prayers.