A group of Turkmen students has been accepted as the first year students by the Belarusian State Technological University. Thirty five boys and girls from Turkmenistan will study at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering of the BSTU.
As reported by the Belarusian Internet newspaper "Diary", education of Turkmen students is part of the commitment of the Belarusian side to build an ore-dressing and processing plant for production of potassium chloride in Turkmenistan. It will be based at Garlyk potassium deposit in Lebap province.
The contract between "Belgorkhimprom" and the state concern "Turkmenhimiya" on the turnkey construction of the ore-dressing and processing plant for the production of potash fertilizer in the amount of 1.4 million tons per year was signed in January 2010. The plant will be built within five years. Upon completion of the construction "Belgorkhimprom" will supervise operations at the plant for three more years until the plant reaches its full capacity.