At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on October 15, the director of the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers Mammetkhan Chakyev reported on the construction of a dry cargo ship, the state information agency TDH reported .
It was reported that the individual enterprise "Hazar logistik" (a member of the SPPT), plans to build a dry cargo ship with a carrying capacity of 5300-8100 tons at the Balkan shipbuilding and repair plant.
During the construction of the ship, new jobs will be created, and domestic specialists will study the experience in this area, the newspaper emphasizes.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that "this fundamentally new production has become the basis for the development of domestic shipbuilding."
“It is necessary to analyze and carry out the necessary work to effectively use the capabilities of the plant, study and apply world experience,” the head of state said and instructed Chakyev to study the issue of producing various vessels.
In early October, it became known that the St. Petersburg shipbuilders would build ships from composite materials for Turkmenistan.
In November 2020, it was reported that the Ak Bars shipbuilding corporation from Tatarstan agreed to build civilian passenger and cargo ships in Turkmenistan. Tatar specialists were going to produce passenger and cargo ships together with Turkmen shipbuilders, training them on the spot.
The new seaport, as well as the Balkan shipyard in the city of Turkmenbashi, were commissioned in May 2018. Their construction cost $ 1.5 billion. At that time it was reported that the plant's capacity would be enough to build 4-6 ships per year. At the moment, the Balkan has not produced a single vessel.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan