Additional greenhouse blocks to be opened in permafrost

Sayuri, a Russian greenhouse complex, has been delivering high-quality fresh vegetables for five years now. The Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and Arctics, Mr. Aleksey Chwkunov, has recently gotten acquainted with one of the biggest year-round greenhouse facilities located in the Arctic.

Yakutia, Sayuri, has become an example of the successful cooperation between the Yakutia region in the Russian Federation and Japan. The first 0.1-hectare experimental greenhouse was constructed in 2016. As organic produce is in high demand among the citizens of the republic, the enterprise constructed another 1.2 hectares of greenhouses in 2019. The third phase of the construction project is carried out in two stages. In the first phase, 0.8 hectares of greenhouses were constructed in September 2020. The final construction phase is in progress, and the greenhouse with an acreage of 1.2 hectares is planned to be launched in December.

Once the production capacity is reached, the annual production volume should amount to 2.300 tons. Alongside that, the variety and logistic network are going to expand too. 

Apart from vegetables, the greenhouse grows experimental batches of strawberries too. “Laboratory tests prove that our produce is of high quality. We are constantly improving our technologies, and we only use biological fertilizers,” said the general director of the company, Mr. Sergey Balnaitis.

The launch of the whole complex would meet 25-30% of the Yakutsk residents' demand for vegetables.


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