Some 451,370 tons of raw cotton were supped to collection points in Turkmenistan, the Turkmen government said.
The cotton-picking campaign, which lasts from August to October, has been recently discussed at the governmental meeting.
“The measures are being taken and agricultural machinery is used as part of cotton-picking campaign”, the message said.
Some 1.05 million tons of cotton are planned to be picked from a 545,000 hectare-land in Turkmenistan in 2016.
Cotton is the main raw material for the textile industry of Turkmenistan. Moreover, it is an important export product.
Traditionally, the country supplies raw cotton to China, Russia, UK, South Korea, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Singapore, Ukraine and the Baltic countries. (Trend/Business World Magazine)