Turkmen entrepreneurs launched the facility for the production of sunflower oil and flour in the Bagtyyarlyk etrap of Ashgabat.
Specialists of the Gündogar Akymy private enterprise constructed the facility on 2 hectares of land. The plant has an annual production capacity of 7,200 tons of sunflower oil and 20,000 tons of flour. The territory of the new complex includes workshops, warehouses, laboratory, boiler facility and administration building. New facility is equipped with automatic washing and filling lines, latest laboratory equipment, computer control system, fire protection and sanitary control systems.
The complex, which created dozens of new working places, will not only produce sunflower oil and high-quality flour but will also provide livestock and poultry farms with feed from production wastes, like nutritious cotton seed oilcakes. For now, the resources for the production are imported from Kazakhstan. In the future, entrepreneurs plan to take several hectares of land in long-term lease to establish the local production of resources.
During the session of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on October 23, 2018, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Chary Gylyjow noted that the new facility will produce ecologically clean sunflower oil and announced plans to increase the country’s sunflower cultivation fields to 5000 hectares.