Three Russian regions establish economic ties with Turkmenistan
Business people, members of local governments and heads chambers of industry and commerce of Chelyabinsk, Omsk and Saratov have held a presentation of their regions' potentials in the Turkmen capital on Thursday with the aim to establish mutually beneficial partnership with that Central Asian country, Itar-Tass reported.
Intensification of ties with Russian regions is a key item on the agenda of the 3rd Turkmen-Russian economic forum, sponsored by the chambers of commerce and industry of both countries. Turkmenistan has established close business ties with such major Russian regions and industrial centers as St. Petersburg, Tatarstan and the Astrakhan Region
over the past few years.
"It is very important for us to establish close interaction with Turkmenistan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) for practical fulfillment of economic agreements," the vice-president of Russia's South Urals regional CCI, Igor Aristov, said at the forum.
The Chelyabinsk tractor plant, Aristov said, successfully coped with a contract for 100 bulldozers for Turkmenistan this year, and next year the plant would provide another batch of 200 bulldozers for that country.
Among other guidelines of advanced cooperation, mentioned at the forum, there were proposals by Omsk companies manufacturing equipment for oil, gas and silica production.
Representatives of the Volga Federal District offered high-tech equipment made by Saratov-based companies Zhanar and Saratovenergomashkomplekt for Turkmenistan's oil and gas sector.