At present time, the facilities are under service maintenance and preparation to receive new harvest batch. The cotton has just started to spring out at the fields while the infrastructure of cotton processing industry undertakes the measures for combined inspection of the factories and preventative maintenance.
The infrastructure of the branch has necessary number of cotton cleaning plants for full process of the yielded cotton as well as number of cotton-spinning and textile factories for production of export oriented thread and ready-made garments. For the years of the independence, the existing facilities were completely reconstructed and re-equipped, new complexes were built. The cotton cleaning facility in Ioloten, which more than 100 years, is the oldest one while modern similar enterprises in Baharly, Babadayhan and Ak Bugday etraps, Ahal Velayat as well as in Tahtabazar etrap of Mary Velayat are relatively new.
Cotton cleaning facilities were built in Altyn Asyr etrap of Ahal Velayat, Sakarchagy Etrap of Mary Velayat, Karabekaul and Beyik Turkmenbashy etrap of Lebap Velayat, Gyorogly and Kunya Urgench etraps of Dashoguz Velayat for the last few years. The factories are provided with the latest technologies and equipment and annual output of each of the facility is approximately 40 000 tons of ready products � cleaned cotton and more than 10 000 tons of seeds. The practice of chemical seeds denudation and treatment for adaptation to pests and diseases is implemented all over.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper