Russian Kamaz expands activities in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug. 9 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan plans to buy an additional 1,000 vehicles and other special equipment from the Russian Kamaz truck manufacturer this year, an official Turkmen source told Trend today.
The new contract was discussed at a recent meeting in Ashgabat between Tatar President Rustam Minnikhanov and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov.
Kamaz is based in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
"This is an indicator of our growing economic needs," Berdimuhammadov said at the meeting. "Special attention is paid to purchasing machinery meeting the highest international standards."
Kamaz's largest training and trade service center in Central Asia is located in Ashgabat. Roughly 10,000 Kamaz vehicles are registered in Turkmenistan.
Kamaz offers clients a wide range of vehicles with various cargo-carrying capacities, the Turkmen president said. Experts note that all of the company's latest models meet EU environmental safety standards.
Earlier Kamaz agreed to make custom modifications to its vehicles for Turkmenistan by taking into account the country's soil and climatic characteristics.
Berdimuhammedov visited Tatarstan in 2008 and signed an intergovernmental agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation.
Turkmenistan also actively cooperates with the Tatarstan-based companies Tatneft, the Kazan Motor-Building Production Association, Kazan Helicopters and the Nizhnekamskshina Shipyard Union.