Central and West Asia

Sum of Measures 1—5 (Total Package)

Total Package in USD Million:
% of GDP (2019): N/A
% of Regional Total Package: N/A
Package Per Capita in USD: N/A
Note: Measures 9 and 10 are added to the sum of Measures 1-5.
Measure Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Details Update Source
01 - Liquidity Support info_outline
01A - Short-term lending info_outline

No amount/estimate: The Government has announced that they would provide concessional loans to businesses affected by the COVID containment measures.

01B - Support policies for short-term lending info_outline
01C - Forex operations info_outline

No amount/estimate: Exchange restrictions on current international payments and transactions for private businesses reportedly have been tightened.

02 - Credit creation info_outline
02A - Financial sector lending/funding info_outline
02B - Support policies for long-term lending info_outline
02C - Loan guarantees
03 - Direct long-term lending info_outline
03A - Long-term lending info_outline
03B - Forbearance
04 - Equity support info_outline
05 - Government support to income/revenue
05A - Health
05B - Non-health
06 - Budget reallocation info_outline
07 - Central bank financing government
07A - Direct lending & reserve drawdown
07B - Secondary purchase: government securities
08 - International Assistance Received TMT5,670,000 USD1,620,000
08A - Swaps info_outline
08B - International loans/grants TMT5,670,000 USD1,620,000
08B1 - Asian Development Bank TMT2,450,000 USD700,000

(i) USD0.50 million allocation for TA9950-REG: Regional Support to Address the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Potential Outbreaks of Other Communicable Diseases; (ii) June 3, USD0.07 million announced by the ADB as part of the program: Developing a Disaster Risk Transfer Facility in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region (additional financing); (iii) July 13, USD0.13 million funding from the ADB as part of the regional program: Addressing Health Threats in the Central, West and East Asia Region.

08B2 - Other TMT3,220,000 USD920,000

USD0.92 million in health assistance to Turkmenistan to prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding, support technical experts, among others, from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

09 - International Assistance Provided
09A - Swaps info_outline
09B - International loans/grants
10 - No breakdown

No amount/estimate: State budget spending is being revised, including to increase health spending for preventing an outbreak of COVID-19 and to provide support to businesses affected by the containment measures.

11 - Other Economic Measures

(i) A special regime has been established for the implementation of essential and high-priority imports and projects, which covers foreign currency rationing and transportation arrangements; (ii) The President has approved the list of goods subject to customs duties and the magnitude of such duties. Custom duties on selected goods have been raised to protect domestic suppliers; (iii) May 22, the president signed a decree on the establishment of the Reserve Currency Fund, with the Central Bank of Turkmenistan as the holder. The Fund will accumulate currency earnings of the ministries, industry departments, their subordinate enterprises, institutions, and all legal entities with public shareholding.

12 - Non-Economic Measures

(i) The authorities have adopted a wide range of measures to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in the country, including closure of borders, flight cancellations and rerouting, and mandatory COVID-19 testing for arriving travelers; (ii) Starting March 24, all sports events have been cancelled. Gyms and sports clubs have been shut down in Ashgabat; (iii) The authorities have imposed restrictions on internal movement, closed roads between some provinces, and stopped rail transportation; (iv) Starting from March 24, only Turkmen freight carriers are allowed to transport cargo in Turkmenistan; (v) The authorities have stepped up efforts to digitalize government services, expand e-commerce, and facilitate online and phone payments by SMEs and SOEs through banks; (vi) A commission has been set up for the purchase of essential supplies, medicines, construction equipment, etc.