President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited a modern greenhouse complex in Sherabad District.
The complex was established by Sherobod Agro Impex LLC last year. The tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and eggplants are grown in the 29 hectare of the greenhouse. The two-hundred local youth were employed.
The President has emphasized the importance of increasing the volume of procurement of products, which will serve to reduce its cost.
Here the Sherobod Anor Impex enterprise is also organized. As the result of the $5 million worth project, the processing and packaging of pomegranates has been put in place. The equipment from South Korea and Slovenia has been installed.
In the absence of raw materials, the enterprise does not stop its activities, but switches to packing fruits, vegetables and melons.
The production capacity of the enterprise is 6000 tons of packaged products and 2000 tons of pomegranate juice. 70 people work here.
The pomegranate fruits are purchased from the population and horticultural farms. Annually about 30 thousand tons of pomegranates are grown in the Sherabad District, 8 thousand tons of which are exported.
Until recently, there were 2,400 hectares of pomegranate orchards in the district. This year, the farms and entrepreneurs have laid 3,000 hectares of pomegranate orchards on the site of low-yielding cotton and grain fields. In three years, the new gardens will yield 18 thousand tons. It is planned to process 8 thousand tons and export 10 thousand tons of pomegranates.