New Sturgeon Farm In Turkmenistan

TURKMENISTAN - President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan has authorised the State Fisheries Industry Committee to conclude a contract with Turkey's AVKA Yapy Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi company to build a sturgeon farm in Turkmenistan, according to the Turkmen government's website.

A factory for the production of fish products will also be established as part of the project, which will be subject to investment worth USD41.8 million. Construction work will start in October 2006, and the complex will start operation in May 2008.

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