BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 27
By Farida Nuri – Trend:
In recent years, members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan have significantly increased the production of grocery and dairy products in demand on the domestic market, which contributed to a reduction in their imports and strengthening of the country's food security, Trend reports citing the ORIENT news agency.
According to the information, thanks to new technologies and the use of advanced experience, the local business has established the production of import-substituting pasteurized products - yogurts, ayran (a refreshing drink made from milk), sour cream, kefir (fermented milk drink similar to a thin yogurt), cheese, etc.
It is noted that now Turkmen entrepreneurs are planning to significantly increase the production of cheese, cottage cheese and butter.
Some main imported goods for Turkmenistan are sugar, margarine and vegetable oil. To reduce dependence on the supply of these products, entrepreneurs are actively working on the creation of appropriate production facilities.
Thus, Khyzmatdashlar open joint-stock company is building a sugar factory in the Serdar district of the Balkan region, where it is planned to receive 120,000 tons of sugar per year.
Also, Begmays economic society is building an enterprise, where it is planned to produce 48,000 tons of margarine annually. Commissioning of the enterprise is expected in 1H2022 on the territory of the Kipchak residential area in Ashgabat.
In addition, in order to reduce the import of vegetable oil, Gundogar Akymy economic society put into operation a plant for the production of sunflower oil. The enterprise located in the Bagtyyarlyk district of Ashgabat is designed to produce 7,000 tons of finished products per year.
Moreover, Berkarar Zaman economic society has started the construction of a plant for the production of vegetable oil and the preparation of about 15,000 hectares of land for planting sunflower and other oilseeds.
Today, entrepreneurs are also carrying out agrotechnical work on 6,000 hectares of land in the Serakhs district in the Akhal region, where it is planned to grow a sunflower. This crop was planted on 170 hectares this year for testing purposes.
Also, Agzybir Ojak economic society is building a plant for the production of 21,000 tons of refined vegetable oil in the Geoktepe district of the Akhal region, and the Ovadan ulke business enterprise has launched a refining plant in the Ak Bugday district of the Akhal region of Turkmenistan to refine 6,260 tons of cottonseed oil.
The work carried out by the members of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan has already led to a significant reduction in imports of certain types of products, which contributes to the implementation of Turkmenistan's strategy aimed at strengthening food security.