Turkmenistan's private sector aims at developing agro-industry

Business Materials 24 January 2019 15:52 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 24

By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:

As many as 8,500 hectares of land have been allocated to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan to organize manufacture of agriculture and other products, Trend reports referring to the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, having approved this proposal, drew attention to the importance of implementing a comprehensive program of reforming the agro-industry, ordering to ensure targeted and efficient use of land.

“Priority attention should be paid to increasing manufacture of various agriculture products in Turkmenistan, attracting representatives of private business to the agricultural sector,” the Turkmen president said.

Turkmenistan grows cotton, wheat, rice and sugar beets. The Caspian littoral state borders on land with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan and uses water resources in accordance with the agreed quotas from four transboundary rivers: Amu Darya, Tejen, Atrek and Murgab.