Turkmenistan to start production of drywall in 2018
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 23
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan’s Khili Gurlushyk Onumleri economic society plans to annually produce 12 million square meters of drywall and 100,000 tons of dry mixes for interior finishing, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.
A facility, which is being built in Magdanly town of the country’s Lebap province, will make it possible to largely meet the needs of the rapidly developing industry in a wide range of environmentally friendly and high-quality building materials.
Furnaces, crushing units and other equipment intended for the manufacture of products in demand, which will start in May 2018, have been delivered to the construction site, according to the report.
It was earlier reported that cement production is the priority direction of the construction materials industry in Turkmenistan. Portland cement produced at the country’s plants is used in construction of the high-rise buildings and other facilities in the seismic zone.
Furthermore, the production of oil well cement for the oil and gas industry, as well as sulfate-resistant cement, used for laying foundations, construction of bridge supports and other hydraulic structures, has been established in the country.
The metallurgical and gas-concrete plants in Ovadan Depe in the country’s Ahal province contribute to the diversification of the national economy. Turkmen enterprises also produce leer panels, reinforced blocks, expanded clay, prefabricated reinforced concrete products, ceramic bricks and facing slabs.
Large-panel housing construction plants, designed for manufacturing reinforced concrete structures for the construction of multi-storey residential buildings and cottage style houses, greatly increased their capacities. The output volumes of ceramic bricks, rebars, metal profiles, plastic and fiberglass pipes were increased.