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Turkey: Tomato harvest started in the first geothermal hydroponic greenhouse in Kula

The first results of the Technological Greenhouse Installation Project with Geothermal Energy, developed in cooperation with Zafer Development Agency and Kula Municipality within the scope of the "Working and Producing Youth Program" have been received. The program was initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Ministry of Youth and Sports,

A ceremony was held to commemorate the first harvest in the greenhouse established in a 50,000 square-meter closed area in the region where geothermal resources are located in the district. The first tomatoes harvested were offered to the citizens at the ceremony attended by the district protocol.

Kula Mayor Tosun stated that the greenhouse, which cost approximately 5 million USD, is an exemplary project that will pave the way for entrepreneurs and that the foundations of modern agriculture were laid in the district.

Tosun expressed the joy of bringing the greenhouse to the district with great efforts and said, "Our work for the construction of the greenhouse has been continuing for about 1.5 years, and now we have started the harvest of our first crop. I would like to thank everyone who supported the establishment of this greenhouse. This greenhouse will now serve Kula for years."

Stating that he believes that the greenhouse will attract other entrepreneurs who want to make similar investments in the region, Tosun pointed out that the geothermal water used in the greenhouse will also be used in the spa center, which is under construction.

"The 65-degree geothermal water used to heat this greenhouse loses 10 to 15 degrees when discharged. This water will be used in the spa center which we will complete by the end of the year. Finally, this water will be recycled by pumping back into the reinjection well and waste of resources will be prevented."

Source: AA

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