Turkmenistan expanding range of building materials produced in country
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 6
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
A plant for production of building and finishing materials from metal with capacity of 6,552 tons of products per year is being built in the Dashoguz region of Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
The plant’s construction project is being implemented by the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET) in the Niyazov district as part of the state program on import substitution. The work is underway to build a production workshop and a warehouse of finished products, stores and a number of auxiliary facilities.
“At the same time, negotiations are underway with relevant foreign companies on the purchase of high-tech equipment,” the report said.
Production of cement is the priority direction of the building materials industry in Turkmenistan. The country’s plants produce Portland cement, which is used in the construction of multi-storey buildings and other objects in the seismic zone.
In addition, Turkmenistan established production of the oil-well cement for the oil and gas industry, as well as sulphate-resistant cement, used for laying foundations, construction of bridge supports and other hydraulic structures.