"Before now," he said, in front of an audience of voters, "People worldwide did not associate our country with swimming, tanning, wading, or hanging out in a pool. That's one of the reasons tourism has 'dried up' since the silk road was a thing." Berdimuhamedow giggled. "Get it?????"
Uzbekistan issued a press release condemning their historical rival. It read:
As usual, Turkmenistan doesn't get it.Tajikstan has maintained an uncharacteristic silence on this issue. Turkmenistan's main ally in the international front, Eritrea, sent a congratulatory tweet: "great idea! pools are fun."
Balfour Beatty has been contracted to build all the pools in one fell swoop. The day of build is October 29.