Belarus and Turkmenistan intend to work out a roadmap to solve the problems of the Garlyk GOK by the end of this year, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko said.
According to him, according to the results of the work at the end of the year, it is planned to inform the heads of state about ways to solve the accumulated issues.
Currently, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is considering mutual claims of the parties in connection with the dispute over the construction of the Garlyk GOK. Turkmenchemistry, which is the customer of the Garlyk GOK construction project, filed a claim for improper performance of the contract to the contractor Belgorkhimprom and demanded damages of $250 million. Usd. Belgorkhimprom, in turn, intends to collect more than $150 million in debt from Turkmenchemistry for the completed works. Usd.
In March 2017, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko together with Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov snare the Garlyk GOK. The facility was originally scheduled to be commissioned in 2015.
Belgorkhimprom was building the Garlyk GOK project with a capacity of 1.4 million. tons of potassium chloride per year at a cost of about 1 billion tons. Usd. June 2009. The Belarusian side has repeatedly stated that the payment deadlines have been disrupted, Turkmenistan has accused the contractor of violating the construction deadlines.
In September, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko instructed to solve the problem of the Garlyk GOK between Belarus and Turkmenistan at the level of government structures and on the basis of friendly relations between the countries.