New deputy minister of agriculture appointed in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 12
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: According to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's decree, Yagmyr Orazov was appointed deputy minister of agriculture in the country, the Turkmen government said on Monday.
According to the report, Myratgylych Atayev previously held this position. He was dismissed when he failed to cope with the assigned duties.
Turkmenistan raises cotton and wheat for export. The capacity for mineral fertiliser production has been recently increased. Agricultural machinery is actively purchased in the U.S and Belarus as part of the radical reform in the agricultural sector of the country.
Earlier, it was reported that Turkmenistan collected more than one million tons of raw cotton and that work is underway. Around 1.6 million tons of local wheat was collected and the surplus exported.
According to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's decree, the overseeing council on the export of agricultural and commodity products of the ministries and departments and agricultural joint-stock companies related to the agro-industrial complex has recently been established in the country.