The greenhouse complex in Akaut village launched only three months ago but it is already providing 4 tons of produce per day. The project, costing over 2 million euro allowed not only stabilizing the prices on vegetables but also creating 40 working places. They achieve maximum crops with minimum operational costs.
The greenhouses operate with advanced Spanish technology. All the complex processes, such as watering, growth monitoring and climate control are fully automated. The ideal conditions allow growing up to a ton of produce per two ha.
“We get about 25 kilos of vegetables off of 1 square meter”, shares the agronomist, Mr. Akylbek Teleuov. “At the moment we have planted cucumbers of Dutch and Russian varieties. It takes them 45 days to ripen. We use a dripping system for watering. Our produce is in very high demand.”
The construction of the greenhouse cost over 280 thousand euros. Part of the amount was provided by a private investor. Currently, the greenhouse owners are solving matters related to the infrastructure.
“The state authorities have been giving us tremendous support”, shares the director of the complex, Gani Almatov. “The plumbing and electrical networks have been connected. I think a proper road will be constructed soon as well. Currently we are using packaged gas. As soon as we get natural gas, own costs will decrease several times.”
The complex is planning to increase the production volume to 10 tons per day. In August, they will be planting tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants.