The swamp in the Dikili district of Izmir will be utilized as an organized greenhouse production zone. The massive greenhouse will create jobs for 3.500 people and will produce around 80.000 tons of vegetables annually. Dikili has been one of the important agricultural production areas in the Aegean Region and with this project, the district will become one of the main greenhouse production areas in the entire country.
Geothermal resources will also be used in the operations of the greenhouse and Bergama Chamber of Commerce Chairman Fikret Urper announced that the main production item will be tomatoes. Fikret Urper: “We expect revenue of 150 million USD in total and most of the production will be exported. Thus we will be contributing to the national economy with this project. The growers in the project will decide on the assortment depending on the demand from abroad and with the use of geothermal resources, our production costs will go down. Thus we will have a competitive advantage in the global market place.”
The project is undertaken by the joint committee of Dikili Organized Greenhouse Commercial Zone Investors Group, Izmir Chamber of Commerce, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Izmir Trade Board, Aegean Exporters Association and Izmir Municipality Investment Monitoring and Coordination Agency.