Aug 19, 2014

Mitsubishi to build fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan

Mitsubishi Corp. said Tuesday it has won a contract to build an agricultural fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan with a Turkish construction company. Together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the trading company will be responsible for the plant’s design and for procuring its equipment. The ...

Remote Turkmen desert yields ancient riches

Apr 19, 2013

Remote Turkmen desert yields ancient riches

Over four millenniums ago, the fortress town of Gonur-Tepe might have been a rare advanced civilization before it was buried for centuries under the dust of the Kara Kum Desert in remote western Turkmenistan. After being uncovered by Soviet archaeologists in the last century, ...

Oil cash helps Turkmenistan turn capital into marble marvel

Feb 26, 2013

Oil cash helps Turkmenistan turn capital into marble marvel

In an extraordinary construction boom, the isolated Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan is spending billions of dollars on remodeling its capital, Ashgabat, into a gleaming white showpiece where even the curbs are made of marble. The gas-rich desert country says that the massive spending ...