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Turkmenistan will increase production and export of carpets

During the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan instructed the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UITP) together with the State Association "Türkmenhaly" to increase the production and export of carpet products. The meeting summarized the work of the trade industry in 2020. Further development of Turkmen carpet weaving was among the issues discussed.

Speaking with the report, the head of SPPT told about the results achieved by the entrepreneurs of the industry, as well as the varieties of products they create. In particular, it was noted that In January, over 120 square meters of carpets were produced by workers at the Ashgabat Art Carpet Weaving Plant. Floor carpets, ranging in size from 2.5 m to 5 m, are created on 20 vertical looms, while the activity of creating carpet portraits, artistic panels and landscapes is carried out on 10 looms. Also on 7 machines the seamstresses weave carpets, which are sold as souvenirs. There are 2 hundred carpet weavers at the enterprise. All of them work in a new building, built in full accordance with modern requirements for the organization of workplaces. The workshops are spacious, well-lighted and ventilated. There is a canteen, shower rooms, a conference and exhibition hall, art workshops and administrative rooms. A carpet store is located on the first floor of the snow-white new building. The capital's enterprise is expected to produce 1,650 square meters of carpets annually, most of which are intended for export.

At the meeting it was noted that The Türkmenhaly Production Association intends to build several more such factories in Turkmenistan's provinces.. The construction is carried out in accordance with the programs aimed at expanding and improving the production and technical base and comprehensive regional development. Thus, four new workshops for enterprises engaged in artistic carpet weaving will appear in Akhal (Bakharden etrap), Dashoguz (Gubadag etrap), Mary (Bayramali) and Lebap (Khalach etrap) velayats.

State Association "Türkmenhaly" is a key supplier of handmade woolen carpets abroad. Among others, Turkmen carpets are represented in "Berkarar" store (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Today the association includes 8 enterprises, more than 100 branches and workshops which are scattered all over Turkmenistan. In total more than 5 thousand carpet weavers work at "Türkmenhaly" enterprises.

In his report, the head of the SPPT spoke about the measures being taken to increase the production and sales of carpet products, including for exports.

At the end of the report, the head of state noted the expediency of joining efforts of the SPPT and "Türkmenhaly" State Association to work with foreign partners and instructed to make further progress in this direction.

Sources: turkmenistan.gov.tm and tstb.gov.tm

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