Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 27
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a government meeting gave instructions to increase production of building materials on the basis of local raw materials, the Turkmenistan State News Agency reported Sept. 27.
The Turkmen president said that in the near future it is planned to expand the scale of construction in Ashgabat city and regions of the country. It was stressed that considerable funds are being allocated for the support of domestic enterprises engaged in the construction sphere.
“It is necessary to attract local companies that have gained great experience in recent years, to the implementation of projects in this field,” the president noted.
In August, it was reported that 1,800 out of around 1,900 big facilities are being built by the domestic enterprises in Turkmenistan. The priority direction of the construction materials industry is the cement production. Portland cement produced at the country’s plants is used in construction of the high-rise buildings and other facilities in the seismic zone.
Furthermore, the production of oil well cement for the oil and gas industry, as well as sulfate-resistant cement, used for laying foundations, construction of bridge supports and other hydraulic structures, has been established in the country.
The metallurgical and gas-concrete plants in Ovadan Depe in the country’s Ahal province contribute to the diversification of the national economy. Turkmen enterprises also produce leer panels, reinforced blocks, expanded clay, prefabricated reinforced concrete products, ceramic bricks and facing slabs.
Large-panel housing construction plants, designed for manufacturing reinforced concrete structures for the construction of multi-storey residential buildings and cottage style houses, greatly increased their capacities. The output volumes of ceramic bricks, rebars, metal profiles, plastic and fiberglass pipes were increased.
Turkmenistan’s rich natural resources make it possible to increase the production of expanded clay, the main component of which is argillite, which is extracted at the Yagman field in the country’s Balkan province.