The news agency Trend, with reference to Turkey’s Ministry of Trade, reports that in January and February 2020 Turkmenistan significantly increased the volume of cement import from Turkey.
In the course of two months Turkmenistan have purchased Turkish cement worth $4,720 mln, which is 4.78 times as much as in the same period of the previous year. It should be mentioned that in February the volume of import accounted for $3,5 mln, which is 9,6 times as much as the import volume in February 2019.
Let us recall that in February 2020 the son of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov Serdar was appointed Minister of Industry and Construction, which is responsible for manufacturing domestically-produced cement.
On 12 March, 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov visited the cement factory in Lebap velayat. The state information agency TDH reported at that time that “domestic cement plants have completely fulfilled the demand for cement for large scale construction sites across the country”. Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan