Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 15
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The first private laboratory on food safety in Turkmenistan opened in Ashgabat city, Trend reports referring to the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.
The laboratory supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was created through the local company Hil Standart within the project on competitiveness, trade and job creation in Central Asia.
The laboratory is designed to contribute to the country's food security, support the private sector of the national economy, use the export potential of the local food industry and obtain international accreditation.
Thus, 1.5 million researches can be conducted in eleven spheres in this laboratory.
A microbiological laboratory has been already put into operation, while a physicochemical laboratory is planned to open in September.