Greenhouse builders to conquer harsh Kyrgyz weather conditions

With extremely cold winters and pretty hot summers, it's quite a challenge for the Kyrgyz people to grow enough veggies to feed their 5.7 million inhabitants. The Kyrgyz minister of Foreign Affairs believes greenhouse production can play an important role in realizing self-sufficiency. To learn more about this, he visited Dutch glasshouse builder, Dalsem Complete Greenhouse Projects.



Minister Erlan Abdyldaev and a Kyrgyz delegation visited the company yesterday. "Greenhouse production offers major opportunities for Kyrgyzstan," Robert-Jan de Goey of Dalsem Complete Greenhouse Projects says. "They can become more self-sufficient, grow better quality produce and use less chemical crop protection. That's why Mr Abdyldaev and his colleagues show great interest in big greenhouse projects."


 
Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek. The mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers over 80% of the country.

The climate varies regionally. The southwestern Fergana Valley is subtropical and extremely hot in summer, with temperatures reaching 40 °C (104 °F). The northern foothills are temperate and the Tian Shan varies from an arid continental to polar climate, depending on elevation. In the coldest areas, temperatures are sub-zero for around 40 days in winter, and even some desert areas experience constant snowfall in this period. In the lowlands, the temperature ranges from around -6 °C (21 °F) in January to 24 °C (75 °F) in July. In the low-lying Fergana Valley in the south, temperatures may peak as high as the low 40s in summer. These harsh circumstances are excellent challenges for Dutch greenhouse builders.



Minister Erlan Abdyldaev completed his trip by visiting Koenders, the Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs.



For more information:
Dalsem
Robert-Jan de Goey
rjdgoey@Dalsem.nl
Woudseweg 9
2635 CG DEN HOORN
Tel +31 (0) 15 269 58 00
www.dalsem.com

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