Head of state association on wheat export appointed in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 27 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Nursahet Sapardurdyev has been appointed chairman of the Turkmengallaonumleri State Association (Turkmen Association for Bread Products) in Turkmenistan. Previously, he was deputy chairman of the association, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's decree said today.
The massive winter wheat planting began in Turkmenistan in late August this year. It is planned to collect 1.6 million tons of grain on 860,000 hectare land in 2014.
This year, Turkmenistan managed to collect 1.6 million tons of wheat or 400,000 tons more than in 2012. More than 1880 Case, New Holland, John Deere and CLAAS combine harvesters were used.
In 2010 Turkmenistan started to export food grain. In particular, out of the crop that was grown in the country at that time through the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan, 150,000 tons of wheat was sold on the foreign market and 30,000 tons on the domestic market.
Last year the Turkmengallaonumleri (Turkmen Association for Bread Products) state association was allowed to sell 300,000 tons of wheat on foreign markets from the volume of the harvest of 2011 which exceeded domestic needs.