Shardara farmers of Turkestan region exported up to 6,500 tons of watermelons to the cities of Kazakhstan and CIS.
Farmers sell watermelons at a price of KZT 80-95 tenge.
It is planned to plant this year up to 10,710 ha of melons and gourds. 7,380 ha of area have already been sown. Spring sowing campaign is underway. The government allocated this year 3,210 tons of combustibles and lubricants for spring planting. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)