Over six trillion rials (about $142.85 million) of investment has been made for the establishment of greenhouses in Iran’s northeastern Golestan Province during the past two years, according to a provincial official.
Navid-Reza Farahani, the deputy head of the province’s agriculture department, said the greenhouses have been set up in 280 hectares of lands, creating 14,000 job opportunities.
The official noted that competition of such projects will flourish the agriculture sector of the province.
While the agriculture sector plays a significant role in the promotion of the Iranian economy, drought in recent years has prevented this sector from being developed as expected.
To tackle this condition, the Agriculture Ministry has taken some measures and defined some programs, such as the improvement of irrigation systems.
One of the major programs that the ministry has defined and is seriously pursuing is the development of greenhouses throughout the country.
In late April, the managing director of Iran’s Agricultural Parks Company (APC) said that this company planned to create 1,000 hectares of new greenhouses in the country’s agricultural parks during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).