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Jan 9, 2022
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The head of Turkmenistan ordered to extinguish the “Gates of Hell” gas crater

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to extinguish a gas crater in the Karakum desert, RIA Novosti reported.

“We are losing valuable raw materials that could be exported, and the funds received can be used to improve the welfare of the people,” Berdymukhamedov said.

He added that the gas crater negatively affects the environment and the health of people living nearby.

It is noted that the head of state gave a corresponding order to Deputy Prime Minister Shakhym Abrakhmanov, who is in charge of the oil and gas complex.

The burning gas crater Darvaza, also known as the “Gates of Hell”, is located in the Dashoguz region, 90 kilometers from the village of Erbent. It is a landmark of Turkmenistan attracting the attention of tourists and researchers.

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