Turkmenistan intends to produce olive oil. Information about this was heard at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on January 18.
Vice Premier Esenmyrat Orazgeldiev, who oversees the sphere of agriculture, reported to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedovon work to increase the volume and expand the range of vegetable oil produced in the country.
According to the state news agency TDH , the president ordered "along with the construction of plants for the production of vegetable oil from cotton seeds, to study the issue of allocating areas for growing sunflower, and in the subtropical zone - olive trees." It is entrusted to choose varieties taking into account the soil and climatic conditions of velayats.
Recall that in November 2018, Deputy Prime Minister for Trade Chary Gylydzhov reported to the president that within the framework of the import substitution program in Turkmenistan in 2019 they would build two plants for the production of sunflower oil. Probably, this decision was a reaction of the authorities to the continuing shortage of locally produced cottonseed oil due to the poor harvest of cotton.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan