At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on March 31, Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov , who is in charge of the construction, industrial and energy complex, reported on the work to increase the range of construction products.
In particular, the Deputy Prime Minister presented a proposal to establish a production facility for the production of 50,000 tons of calcite per year in the Koytendag etrap of the Lebap velayat. The official noted that it would not only saturate the market with building materials, but also create new jobs.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov gave the official a number of instructions in this direction.
Back in January 2019, the responsible Deputy Prime Minister reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov about his intention to launch the production of calcite mineral in the city of Magdanly, Lebap velayat, the production of which “will allow Turkmen builders to completely abandon imported analogues and, on its basis, produce various types of domestic paints, drywall and other non-metallic building materials".
In December 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production of Turkmenistan announced an international tender for the construction of a calcite production plant. It was extended in February of this year.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan