A new Turkmen hand-made carpet weaving enterprise opened in Baherden etrap of the Ahal velayat on Wednesday, the country’s official media reports.
Deputies of the Mejlis, representatives of the Türkmenhaly (Turkmen Carpet) State Association, heads of the hyakimliks (administrations) of Ahal velayat and Baherden etrap, representatives of public organizations, builders, honorary elders, youth took part in the opening ceremony.
The new facility’s construction started in October 2018. Aşgabatdemirbeton enterprise carried out the construction of the facility, covering one hectare of land.
The enterprise includes a production workshop, a conference room, a first-aid post, an artist's office, an archive, an exhibition hall, and a dining room. The commissioning of the new facility created 150 jobs.
Türkmenhaly State Association is the main supplier of renowned Turkmen hand-made carpets from Turkmenistan to the global markets. The association includes eight enterprises for the production of traditional Turkmen carpets and these enterprises in turn contain over 100 carpet weaving sites and workshops located in all velayats of Turkmenistan. These enterprises employ more than 5,000 carpet-weavers.