The cabinet of ministers of Turkmenistan have reportedly made a decision to construct a new cement plant in Balkan province at a meeting on July 26. The project is designed to increase the capacity of the construction industry by expanding the production of construction materials using local raw materials.
Speaking at the meeting, chairman of the state corporation Turkmengeologiya Sapargeldi Jumayev reported that Ballkan province has considerable reserves of raw materials making it possible to set up the production of high quality cement, including oil-well cement.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed Vice-premier Tachberdi Tagiyev to organize and hold an international tender for design and turn-key construction of a cement plant fitted with modern equipment in Balkan province.
The need to construct a cement plant arose due to the start of implementation of a number of large-scale investment projects in
Turkmenistan, including the interstate railroad "North-South" and national tourist zone Avaza.