In the township of “Rodina” (The Motherland) in Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has opened a large greenhouse and gardens which will yield tens of thousands of tons of organic fruit and vegetables a year.
As the head of the complex, Lechi Hunarikov, told journalists at its opening, the greenhouse occupies 10 hectares. Initially it will produce over 5 thousand tons of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes a year. Also, 320 hectares of an intensive farming system will produce over 15 thousand tons of apples, pears, peaches and berries a year. It is planned to increase the area of growth tunnels and gardens to 30 and 900 hectares respectively. On the site there will also be modern fruit and vegetable storage facilities and a calibration shop. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, Alexander Khloponin, the Minister of Affairs of the North Caucasus, Lev Kuznetsov, and the president's envoy in the North Caucasus federal district, Alexander Melikov, also took part in the opening ceremony.
"We speak a lot about import substitution, but I remain convinced that speaking less and doing more is key. For us, for Russia, this is very important, this contract signing. Everything produced here will be on the Russian market tomorrow," Khloponin declared.