The Government of Turkmenistan was instructed to effectively use a record rise in prices of cotton at the world market and to take all necessary measures to sell the excessive stock of cotton harvested in the country.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the relevant officials at a regular government meeting to urgently and carefully examine and analyze issues related to the sale of cotton and report back to him.
"The price of cotton at the world market has now reached its highest level over the past fifty years, the president said. Therefore, one should calculate how many tons of cotton will be harvested in Turkmenistan this year, what portion of it will be used within the country, how many tons of cotton will be needed for the domestic textile industry, and how many tons can be sold."
Defoliation has now been completed in the cotton fields of Turkmenistan. Cotton is currently being picked up with cotton harvesters and manually.