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Turkmenistan preparing for cotton harvest

Business Materials 25 August 2018 16:04 (UTC +04:00)
During a government meeting, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the need for an organized cotton harvesting campaign

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 25

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

During a government meeting, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the need for an organized cotton harvesting campaign, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported Aug. 25.

A report on measures to prepare for the harvest of cotton was heard at the meeting, the report said.

The harvest began in late August last year. Some 545,000 hectares of land are allocated for cotton traditionally.

It is planned to harvest in total 1,050,000 tons of cotton this year, in particular 207,000 tons - in Akhal region, 230,000 tons – in Dashoguz region, 300,000 tons – in Lebap region, 313,000 tons – in Mary region.

Cotton is a significant export item of Turkmenistan and is a highly demanded raw material for dozens of modern facilities of the dynamically developing textile industry in the country.

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