Russian agro-industrial holding Eco-Culture is building a greenhouse complex for growing tomatoes in Uzbekistan. The total investment in the project will amount to about 15 billion roubles.
The first stage is expected to be launched this year, with two billion rubles invested in the first stage, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
The complex will occupy 150 hectares, it will grow tomatoes indoors all year round.
According to the plans of the company, by 2024 the production volume in new greenhouses will exceed 80 thousand tons per year. The tomatoes will be supplied to Russia, and in the future the holding intends to export fresh vegetables to the Persian Gulf and Asia.
Already now greenhouses are being built on the area of nearly 13 hectares within the first phase. They are planned to be put into operation in the mid summer. At the same time a wholesale and distribution centre which is planned to occupy 10 thousand square metres is under construction.
The agricultural holding "Eko-kultura" is one of the largest producers of greenhouse vegetables in Russia. The agricultural complex owns greenhouses in the Stavropol Territory, Leningrad, Tula, Lipetsk and Voronezh regions. It mainly produces cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce.
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Author: Ksenia Gustova