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President of Turkmenistan gives start to cotton harvest

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov today gave his blessing for the start of the cotton harvest.

Cotton growers of Akhal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats will start harvesting cotton on September 7. A little later, on September 14, farmers in the northern region of the country - Dashoguz province - will join the "white harvest". This was reported by the news program "Vatan" of Turkmen television.

This year, 580 thousand hectares of land have been allocated for sowing cotton. It is by 40 thousand less than last year. During the current harvest it is planned to harvest 1 million 250 thousand tons of cotton in Turkmenistan.

Cotton is an important export item for Turkmenistan and provides raw materials for several industries - food, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.

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