Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.6
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend: A largest project for Belarussian specialists in Turkmenistan is the construction of the "turnkey" Garlyk mining and processing plant (Lebap province), the press-service of the Belarusian president said.
According to the report, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, who paid an official visit to Ashgabat, stressed that Belarus gives priority to the qualitative implementation of this contract.
"We have agreed that a group of specialists headed by the Prime Minister will visit Turkmenistan soon and will finally settle all problems that could possibly exist in the construction of the Garlyk plant. The final timetable for commissioning the plant will also be announced," the Belarusian president said.
In turn, the Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that a grandiose project for construction of the plant is a symbol of bilateral economic cooperation.
"We will pay close attention to ensure that the reached agreements will be qualitatively implemented," Berdimuhamedov said.
The state corporation "Turkmenhimiya" signed a contract with "Belgorkhimprom" (Belarus) in 2010 that envisages the construction and commissioning of the plant in early 2015.
According to the Turkmen side, this plant will be built in two stages. The cost of the first stage of the complex is over $1 million. The enterprise will work on the basis of the Garlyk potash field that is capable of ensuring production of $1-1.5 million of fertilizer per year.