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Turkmenistan to Organize the 2nd International Cotton Fair in November

Tuesday 9 October 2012

ASHGABAT (Turkmenpagta press service) – Turkmenistan would host the second international exhibition-fair of cotton products in Sergi Kosgi exhibition palace in Ashgabat on November 24 and 25, the state agency for cotton, Turkmenpagta, has announced.

Sergi Kosgi Exhibition Palace
Constructed in 2005, the building is situated in the centre of Ashgabat. This is a multifunctional building: international exhibitions, fairs, conferences, congresses, festivals, competitions, business forums and seminars… can be held there.
On the 1st and 2nd floors of the exhibition palace there are rooms to hold 30-seats and 500-seats conferences with the equipment for simultaneous translation, multimedia connection and remote controlled headphones.

Turkmenpagta, which functions as a production and agricultural complex, extends development assistance to Turkmenistan’s cotton industry and also frames general directions for it.

The exhibition would be organized by the State Commodity and Raw-materials Exchange of Turkmenistan and State Chamber of Commodity and Industry, along with other organizers. The exhibition would mainly focus on drawing higher investment in the country’s cotton production sector and cotton industry, while promoting research activities. Besides, it would also emphasize on promoting Turkmen cotton in world market.

The expo would also host a seminar on real time issues concerning development of cotton and textile industry. Besides, long-term cooperation issues with global organizations and firms – the ultimate consumers of cotton – would also be discussed at meetings to be held during the expo.

For Turkmenistan, cotton is a strategic industry and its most valuable textile export. Domestically produced cotton is sold through Chamber of Commodities and Industry. China, South Korea, Iran, the UK, Turkey, Russia, Indonesia, Ukraine, the Baltic countries and Singapore are Turkmenistan’s long-established cotton export destinations. This year, cotton harvesting campaign started late in August. 1.109 million tons of raw product were planned to be collected from 500,000 hectares. However, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cotton production in Turkmenistan is down 18.8%.

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