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New airport in Ashgabat was build for 2 billion US dollars

27 сентября 2016 г.
New airport in Ashgabat

The airport of improbable beauty was opened in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.

The new airport of Ashgabat is outstanding not only with its unusual architecture, but also the cost of construction.

The construction of the airport has cost of more than 2 billion US dollars.

And the carpet ornament on a roof of the building of the airport is worthy to fight for the most unusual achievement for the Guinness Book of Records. The area of such unusual decoration of a roof of the building exceeds 700 sq.m.

The president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow also attended the official opening of the airport.

The building of the airport is executed in the form of a huge bird with the spread wings. The silhouette of a bird is also used in a logo of national air carrier Turkmenistan Airlines. The length of a runway makes 3,8 thousand meters. The terminal has capacity of about 2 thousand passengers per hour.

According to BBC news agency, Turkmenistan is not listed among the countries, popular with tourists. Partially, this is connected with strict requirements of visa applications and geographical location of the country.

Generally, people worldwide are familiar with Turkmenistan only by photos from the Internet. All already know that Turkmenistan is the country with the special architectural style. And the capital of the country Ashgabat is noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the city with the most large number of buildings from white marble which looks stunningly gracefully and monumentally.

In the country there is considerable quantity of grandiose monuments of former and acting presidents of the country. Among the brightest achievements of architecture we may note: the highest flagstaff in the world, the biggest fountain complex - the Park of hundred fountains, the biggest observation wheel of the closed type in the entertainment center Alem and the biggest architectural image of a star.

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