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\The EU and Turkmenistan have been partners since country’s independence, sharing a dialogue, which has continually expanded and consolidated. A Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Turkmenistan has been signed in May 1998 and is under ratification by the EU Member States and the European Parliament. The Interim Trade Agreement was signed in November 1998. In May 2008 a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of energy between the EU and Turkmenistan was signed establishing the basis for enhanced cooperation. Since 2004, after the resuming of its Joint Committee meetings the EU and Turkmenistan have strengthened their bilateral cooperation. A new start of cooperation as strategic partners was done during the President Berdymuhamedov’s visit to Brussels in 2007, where he held meetings with the high-ranking EU officials. Just 5 months after President Berdymuhamedov’s visit to Brussels, the European Commission opened Europa House in Ashgabat in April 2008, which is the technical support office for the EU initiatives in Turkmenistan. The visit of Jose Emanual Barroso, President of the European Commission to Turkmenistan in January 2011 marked another milestone in EU-Turkmen relations. Turkmenistan participates in several EU regional programmes. In addition, the EU supports Turkmenistan by national level programmes. For more information please visit EU-Turkmenistan page.

\As the Government of Turkmenistan is in the process of a major overhaul of the city of Ashgabat, substituting high rise apartment buildings for existing homes, the supply of appropriate single-family homes available for rental is diminishing.

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\It is always worthwhile to rent an apartment if you are going to stay in Turkmenistan for a some time. Even if you and your colleagues are travelling to and from your project regularly, you may find it more economical and convenient to rent an apartment for the duration of the project. Do check in advance whether your Turkmenistan partner is planning to take care of your accommodation as part of the Statement of Endorsement. Finding an apartment yourself can be a lengthy and time-consuming process and you should be prepared to spend the time when you first arrive.

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\The process of privatising apartments has only began recently, so the rental market is not yet well developed. There are legal problems in the “rental” market.

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\Begin the search by looking in a local paper or getting in touch with projects who may have lists of suitable accommodation. This word of mouth approach can be a safe and reliable way to find accommodation.

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\The condition of apartments varies enormously. A flat which offers you everything, such as a well kept entrance, decent standard of decoration and furnishing, and good security, is difficult to find. Housing blocks generally lodge one family per apartment but the space is usually more restricted.

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\When looking for an apartment, keep in mind the following:

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\security – try and get a feel for the area where you are looking for a flat and find out if there are other foreigners living in the block you can talk to about security;

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\location – try and find accommodation which is either central or near to your place of work as getting around is not always easy, especially in winter;

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\convenience – age, air-conditioning, concrete/brick (cooler in summer), water (continuous or not), floor (water pressure usually low at third floor and higher), electricity etc;

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\contract – do ensure the contract that you sign has terms that suit you;

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\terms – agree terms before you sign the contract such as what furniture you want to keep in the flat, the length of the lease and current rent in US dollars, and whether you can keep pets, etc;

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\rental payment – rent is usually paid monthly in arrears, but an advance may be made on the first months rent.

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\If you have problems with the electricity, gas or water in your apartment, you should ask the landlord or reliable neighbours for the emergency or general service phone numbers. It is advisable to ensure the landlord provides you with all these numbers when you sign the lease. Costs of electricity, gas hot water are still such cheaper than in Western Europe.

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