$220-million greenhouse complex to be built near Voronezh

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$220-million greenhouse complex to be built near Voronezh
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A greenhouse complex for the production of vegetable crops with an investment volume of 15 billion rubles ($220 million) is planned to be built in the Voronezh region, Russia, the press office of the regional government said on Monday.

Issues related to the implementation of the investment project in the territory of Bobrovsky district were discussed on Monday by Governor of the Voronezh region, Alexander Gusev, and a founder of APKh Eko-Kultura, Andrey Petrenko.

“The construction of a high-tech greenhouse complex for growing vegetables is planned on a land plot with a total area of ​​60.5 hectares, with investments amounting to about 14-15 billion rubles, with at least 1,000 new jobs being created”, the report said.

According to the regional authorities, the construction of the first phase is already underway on a land plot with an area of 20,5 hectares. The company's management expects to put it into operation in the summer of 2020.

As a reference, the agro-industrial holding Eko-Kultura is a group of companies specializing in the growing and supply of vegetable products. The structure of the holding includes greenhouse complexes in the Stavropol Territory, Lipetsk and Leningrad regions, a vegetable packing workshop, distribution centers in the Stavropol Territory, the Leningrad Region and Moscow, a unit for the integrated supply of public catering enterprises, an industrial and logistics company in Moscow. The main crops grown at the enterprise are cucumbers and tomatoes.