Exhibit showcases achievements of independent Turkmenistan

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Nazar Dovletli

2008-10-27

ASHGABAT, Oct. 22—An exhibition showcasing Turkmenistan’s achievements in economic production, organised to help mark the 17th anniversary of its independence, will be open to the public through November.

More than 40 ministries and departments are exhibiting their products for Ashgabat residents and visitors to the capital. Food products from the local agriculture occupy a conspicuous place. The assortment of meat and milk products, pasta and confectionery items, vegetable oils, children's food, canned fish and vegetables and non-alcoholic beverages is a reflection on the increased output of Turkmen workers.

“This is a very convenient opportunity to find out about production innovations in our country,” said the mother of the Mukhamedov family from the town of Abadan Aygul. “I saw that we produce oil from papaya seeds, and soon it will be made from watermelon seeds. New cheeses have become available recently and we sampled them at the exhibition. We received a lot of useful information there; it will be worth going back every year."

The Turkmenistan textile industry booths evoked great interest. The goods produced at the nine factories built since independence are famous at home and abroad. In particular, the creations of the Bayramaliysk complex supply importers of Turkmen knitted goods from Germany, the U.S., Italy, the United Kingdom, Russia, and many other countries.

Private producers occupy a significant portion of the exhibition including the well-known brand names of Altyn hilal, Bereketli, Nowa, Oguzhan, Hasar and others.

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