Cotton harvesting campaign started in Turkmenistan’s Akhal, Lebap and Mary provinces on August 30, this is while in Dashoguz province, the cotton harvesting will start on September 6, the Turkmen Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources reported.
It is planned to harvest 1.05 million tons of raw cotton in Turkmenistan.
Raw materials and derivatives are supplied to 38 cotton-refining plants, cotton spinning mills and textile complexes, as well as butter making factories of Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan is one of the biggest cotton producers in the world. More than 1 million tons of cotton, which is the raw material base for the development of textile industry, are grown annually in the country. Up to 70% of the raw materials are processed in Turkmenistan. (Trend/Business World Magazine)