The cabinet of ministers of Turkmenistan made a decision to construct a new cement plant in the Balkan province. 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 cabinet meeting, the Chairman of the state corporation Turkmengeologiya Sapargeldi Jumayev reported that the Balkan province has considerable reserves of raw materials making it possible to set up production of high quality cement, including oil-well cement widely used in the oil extracting industry. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov instructed Vice-premier Tachberdy Tagiyev to organize and hold an international tender for the design and turnkey construction of the cement plant.
The need to construct this cement plant is due to the start of implementing a number of large-scale investment projects in Turkmenistan, including the interstate railroad "North-South" and the Avaza tourist zone.