Large iron ore deposit discovered in western Turkmenistan

About 70-75 million tons of iron ore reserves were discovered by the State Corporation “Turkmengeology” in the west of Turkmenistan. This was announced at a government meeting last Friday by Vice-Chairman Mammethan Chakiyev, who oversees the industry and transport and communications complex in our country.

Iron ore was discovered at the Chagyl deposit during the research work carried out by the State Corporation “Turkmengeology” on the order of the Ministry of Industry and Communications of the country. According to specialists, iron ore contains 20 percent of iron.

In the near future, it is planned to conduct technological tests of ore samples obtained at the Chagyl deposit. At present, the presence in it of the corresponding components necessary for the production of cement has been confirmed, which is already widely used.

After hearing the report, the President noted the importance of creating modern enterprises specializing in processing the richest natural and raw material resources, expanding the range of building materials produced on the basis of local raw materials.

Developed diversified industry, high-tech production, based on the use of local raw materials, are the main condition for determining the successful solution of tasks to ensure the economic growth of the country, the steady improvement of the welfare of the people, - the head of the state said.

Speaking about the importance of realizing the enormous potential of Turkmenistan in the production of high value-added goods from local raw materials, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the Vice-Chairman to pay attention to the efficient processing of minerals and to use the best international experience in this matter.

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