On March 31, Turkmenistan celebrates a professional holiday - the Day of Chemical Industry Workers, established by the Decree of the President of the country in April 2017. The date of the celebration is timed to the day of commissioning of a large industrial enterprise in the industry.
Founded in 2009, the Garlyk mining and processing plant for the extraction and enrichment of potash salts for the production of fertilizers was solemnly put into operation on March 31, 2017.
The opening was attended by the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Belarus. Built by partners from the Republic of Belarus, with the participation of specialists from Turkmenistan, the new GOK, with a capacity of 1.4 million tons of fertilizers per year, should be an important step towards the development of the chemical and mining industry in Turkmenistan.