By Nigar Abbasova
Turkmenistan is currently engaged in the diversification and modernization of the construction sector of the national economy.
The development of the building materials industry in Turkmenistan is stipulated by the growth of investment activity in the country. Alongside with the traditional types of building materials such as cement, non-metallic materials, clay and gas concrete, new innovative items of production appear in the building materials industry.
New industrial complex, built in Ak Bugday area of Ahal region will engage in the production of such insulator materials as isogam and folgoisol. The company has brand-new equipment and its production is based on the use of local raw materials.
The commissioning of the new industrial complex is expected to give a stimulus for the provision of the internal market with the waterproofing materials of domestic production. The country also has a huge potential for the increase in the volume of waterproofing materials output.
The production of sandwich panels, which are widely claimed in the construction of objects of industrial and other significance have been recently started in the country. The manufacture of this kind of product is considered to be an absolutely new kind of production in the country’s building materials industry. To date, the country was importing this kind of building material from other countries particularly from Iran, Turkey and China.
The perspective of building materials industry development is also closely connected with the growth of capacity in the production of country’s major items of production as well as appearance of new ones.
Works on the production of super-thin basalt fiber and other composite building materials by means of processing local raw materials are also underway.
Nigar Abbasova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @nigyar_abbasova
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