Import substitution: Turkmen businessmen will start producing sunflower oil

Import substitution: Turkmen businessmen will start producing sunflower oil

On the margins of the international exhibition of production technologies for import-substituting products, which opened in Ashgabat on December 4th, top managers of Turkmen companies signed contracts with foreign colleagues for the supply of products to plants for the production of vegetable oil.

As ORIENT reported earlier, Turkmenistan has planned the construction of several enterprises for the production of sunflower oil, the commissioning of which is planned for next year (before the country produced mainly cotton seed oil, popular in the Turkmen national cuisine).

Projects for the construction of these facilities, which, according to preliminary estimates, will produce 24,000 tons of refined oil per year, are being implemented by economic companies Gündogar akymy and Kämilligiň gözbaşy.

As part of the international exhibition, Gündogar akymy and the leading Swiss agro-industrial company Syngenta Agro AG were contracted to supply high-quality seeds to Turkmenistan, which will be used to grow sunflower seeds on 5,000 hectares.

The economic company Agzybir Ojak has entered into contracts for the supply of equipment for plants under construction. Thus, the Turkish company ERENSOY Gida Ve Ambalaj Makinlari San Ve Tic Ltd. Şti, being the official distributor of the German manufacturer NISSEI ASB GmbH, will supply equipment for the production of bottle products to Turkmenistan. Turkish company EKTAM Makine San. Ýe Tic. A.S. will provide installations for the automatic packaging of refined oil.

In general, the international exhibition that started in Ashgabat demonstrates the great potential of Turkmenistan in the production of import-substituting products. The private sector and state-owned enterprises implement many large-scale projects aimed at fully providing the domestic market with high-quality, competitive products.