The Ministry of textile industry of Turkmenistan was founded in May, 1995 on the basis of Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan No 2207 on 16.05.1995, “About the issues of the Ministry of textile industry of Turkmenistan”.
In present time more than 60 enterprises of cotton yarn, different types of fabric, knitted fabric and garment production, silk-producing enterprises, shoe factories, plants of taking-up of hides are functioning in its structure.
More than 60% of produced textile production is exported to the USA, Canada, Russia, countries of West Europe, Turkey, Hungary, China, India, Baltic states, Ukraine and other states. During the period from 1995 to 2009 the production of cotton yarn has increased 7.7 times, cotton cloth production has increased also 7.7 times.
During the period from 1995 to 2009 the export of the textile production increased 29 times.
In the years of independence, more than 1.3 billion US dollars is invested to the construction of new, reconstruction and technical equipping of functioning enterprises, 22% of which is the foreign investments equal to the 300 million US dollars.
Along with the introduction of new technologies, great attention is paid to the issues of the development of quality and compliance of the production with the requirements of ecological safety. Leading enterprises of the branch as “Turkmenbashytectile complex”, “Turkmenbashy jean complex”, and cotton-spinning factory “Serdar” in Kaka settlement gained the international recognition and certificates ISO 9001 and 9002 “System of production management and quality control”, ISO 14001 “Environmental protection”, OHSAS 18001 “Labor protection and safety engineering”. Besides, on the enterprise line are used the WRAP standards “Worldwide fame in cloth production”. The main clients and customers of garment production are the word-famous companies as IKEA, Sears, Wal-Mart, Levis, Zara, Miss Erka, Foot looder and others.
The equipment, produced by world-famous companies of Japan and European countries, is installed in the enterprises. Among them are such companies as “Rieter” (Switzerland), “Trutzscher” (Germany), “Schlafhorst” (Germany), “Marzof” (Italy), “Juki” (Japan), “Tsudakoma” (Japan), “Picanol” (Belgium) and others.
In accordance with the Program of Development of the Textile industry of Turkmenistan for the period till the 2020, creation of the new modern enterprises is provided. Their implementation will help to process 254 thousand tons of the lint cotton annually. It is planned to increase the yarn production to the 224 thousand tons a year, and cotton cloth production to 305 billion sq.m. a year till the 2020.
The amount of the investments to the textile industry is planned till 1.5 billion US dollars, also it is defined to implement textile enterprises in all cotton planting regions of the country, which will allow to create 20 thousand new additional work places.
Till the 2020, Program realization will help to increase the volume of output of the textile branch 2.2 times versus 2008, production of cotton cloth 2.6 times, fabric – 1.6 times, knitted fabric and garment – 2.1 times.

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