Turkmenistan takes measures to develop metallurgical industry

Business Materials 27 March 2010 16:34 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 27 / Trend H.Hasanov /

Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov signed a decree to develop the metallurgical industry of the country, which implies an uninterrupted supply of raw material from the recently established metallurgical plant in Ovadandep, in a suburb of Ashgabat.

According to the decree, the procedure for record-keeping, storage and delivery of scrap, and wastes of ferrous and nonferrous metals was approved.

Enterprise in the Ovadandep, with capacity of 160,000 tons per year, was built by a consortium of Turkish companies. The plant produces construction fittings, building corners and channels, thereby will reduce the import volume of similar products.

The company includes steel, fittings and rolling, profile-rolling departments, which equipped with modern hi-tech electronic equipment.

According to the decree, ministries, branch agencies, regional administrations and their subordinate agencies, enterprises, organizations are allowed to strike off the unusable and non-recovery equipment, vehicles, machinery and other metal tools, which are waste and scrap ferrous and nonferrous metals in accordance with established procedure.

All of listed institutions must provide accounting procedures, storage conditions of scrap and waste metal, and their surrender in the prescribed manner.

Economy and Development Ministry in cooperation with the Industry of Construction Materials Ministry have been ordered to prepare and approve the state plan for delivery scrap and waste metal to ministries, sectoral departments and other structural units within one month.

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