Turkey to build mini-water plants in Turkmenistan

Business Materials 27 January 2012 14:49 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashkhabad, Jan.27 /Trend H.Hasanov/

Turkmenistan plans to sign a contract with the Turkish company Orin Mühendislik Nakliýat Inşaat Sanaýi we Tijaret Limited Şirketi on the construction of small capacity water treatment plants to tie in with the general programme of providing clean drinking water to villages.
The corresponding order was signed by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. It states that it will provide further improvement of the social conditions of the population, rational use of water resources, as well as the construction of and using modern technology, environmentally friendly water treatment plants in low population areas the provinces.

The document ordered that construction should begin in February 2012 and commissioned in September this year.

"The construction of new engineering structures and facilities engaged in obtaining water from natural sources, its treatment and supply to consumers will make the water quality one that meets the highest standards and available those even in remote rural areas," Mr Berdimuhamedov said at a government meeting, local media reported.

In addition, it also allows efficient use of available water resources and prevent unnecessary losses, he added.

It is planned to create a Water Supervision Service under the Ministry of Water Resources in Turkmenistan. This issue has recently been discussed at a special meeting where measures to ensure a high yield of cotton in Turkmenistan in 2012 and the promotion of raw producers were also discussed.

Turkmenistan aims to introduce water saving technologies in the agro-industrial sector of the country. The country harvested more than one million 50 thousand tons of raw cotton in 2011 and there are similar pans for this year. Traditionally, the country exported cotton to China, Russia, Britain, South Korea, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Singapore, Ukraine and the Baltic countries.

About 860 000 hectares of fields are sown in the country and it is planned to collect 1.6 million tons of food grains in 2012.