The biggest agricultural complex in Sakhalin is planning to expand for another 6 ha of greenhouses. This will allow them not only to provide the local dwellers with the annual supply of fresh vegetables but will also open possibilities for export. The head of the region, Mr. Valeriy Limarenko has supported the development plans.
“Our main agricultural task in the region to provide the local population with local produce of high quality and Teplichniy plays a significant part here. Therefore the regional government paid special attention to the development of the enterprise”, noted Mr. Limarenko. “The enterprise are successfully completing investment projects with the support of the region”.
The greenhouses acreage reached 8 ha and it is planned to expand for another 6 ha. Also a distribution center is planned to be constructed, where produce will be sorted automatically. In order to provide the new greenhouses with the light and warmth a new energy center will be needed.
Last year the complex collected over 7 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables. The production development will allow increase the amount to 10 thousand tons.
“This is how we want to develop. We are glad that our plans are supported by the regional government”, mentioned the general manager of the enterprise, Mr. Viktor Butkov. “We are working on saturating the internal market, so that Sakhalin dweller will always have fresh vegetables. And we see the possibilities for export with the construction of the new greenhouses. Already now vegetables from Skhalin are delivered to Primorje, Yakutia, Kamchatka and Khabarovsky area. With the new capacities we would be able to supply other regions of Russia as well as APR countries”.
At the moment the enterprise are growing 26 varieties of vegetable produce as well as several kinds of roses and tulips. It is planned to expand the assortment and make an emphasis on bell peppers and eggplants, as well as small sized tomatoes that are especially popular with the locals.
According to the employees, Dutch technologies have been implemented in the greenhouses but they have been adapted to the realities of Sakhalin.