Turkmenistan: Two big hothouses for cultivation of tomatoes are put into operation in Kaahka etrap

Ýigit Business Entity – big producers of tomatoes, expands its areas for vegetable production. Two new hothouses with a total area of 24 hectares have been opened in Kaahka etrap, Ahal Velayat.

They have been built of modern polycarbonate construction and equipped with automatic heating, ventilation, irrigation and fertilization systems. The system of operation of the agricultural complex is based on resource saving technologies and ecological aspects. A system of automatic blinds to protect from the sunlight was applied for the first time in the country. A canteen, medical facility and recreation rooms have been provided for personnel.

Ýigit Business Entity works effectively in this section of agricultural production. More than 3,000 tons of tomatoes have been produced on the area of ten hectares this year. More than half of production has been exported to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, UAE. Negotiations are held with trade representatives of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus about supplies to eco-friendly production.

Next 2020, Ýigit Business Entity plans to produce and sell 12,000 tons of tomatoes, which is four times more than this year. High productive species of tomatoes will be cultivated in new areas. Farmers have already planted several new high productive hybrid varieties indoors.

Bright pink Tomimaru-Mucho, hybrid Merlis, red Juanita cherry tomato with rich taste will be presented to consumers for the first time.

This year, Ýigit was awarded with the Diploma of the 22nd International Exhibition WorldFood Ukraine 2019, which was held in Kiev International Exhibition Centre on October 23 – 25. Turkmen entrepreneurs presented high quality eco-friendly production cultivated in hothouse farms and outdoors at prestige review of food products and beverages.

1,000 hectares of land on the territory of Kaahka etrap, which are actively developed, have been allocated to Ýigit Business Entity on long-term lease. More than 800 hectares have been allocated for cultivation of various agricultural crops. In particular, good production of forage crops has been received from 400 hectares.

Source: Turkmenistan Government

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