Russian minister foresees further greenhouse expansion in Moscow region

In 2018 in the Moscow region, three greenhouse complex projects are planned to start operating. The Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region, Andrey Razin announced that he and the governor of the Moscow region, Andrey Vorobyov and the Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Tkachev got acquainted with the greenhouse of LLC Agrokultura group.

“This year we should complete at least three projects. It is planned to launch the fourth phase of the greenhouse project of LLC Agrokultura group. The Noginsk complex is almost ready. In the coming 1-1.5 months the official opening will take place, we are getting ready for the launch. Also, we are expecting the second phase in Lukhovitsy to be launched by the end of the year”, said Mr. Razin.

Agrokultura building site

Many more projects
The Minister has added that there also exist projects in the sphere of greenhouse vegetable production in the Serpukhov and Voskresenskiy regions. The state support program of the Moscow region agriculture will be still carried out within the next two years. During this time, it is planned to launch 5-6 greenhouse projects.

“In general we consider that 5-6 more greenhouse projects can be fulfilled in the Moscow region in the scope of federal and regional state agroindustrial complex support”, noted Mr. Razin. According to him, the greenhouse complex by Agrokultura group in Kashira is unique for the Moscow region and the country in general in terms of the greenhouse vegetable production volume and the variety of produce.

More and more greenhouses
“There are over 50 ha of greenhouse area here and this year we will increase the number to 80 ha, four phases will be completed, 80 ha of modern greenhouse of the fifth generation will be functioning on the land of Kashira. The main thing is that over 1,000 work placements will be created with decent salaries and comfortable working conditions”, added Mr. Razin.

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Aleksandr Tkachev noted after the visit that growers from other regions should be brought here in order to learn how to work with the use of new technologies, how to be competitive and enrich the country’s market.


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