President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the «Gold Fish Agro» fish farming cluster in the Sharaf Rashidov District of the Jizzakh Region.
There are more than 220 fish farms operating in the region. By the end of the year, they plan to cure 23 thousand tons of fish.
This year, «Gold Fish Agro» Limited Liability Company joined them. The project for 30 billion Uzbek soums resulted in engagement in the entire cycle of work from fry curing and growing fish to processing and producing food items.
The area of the cluster is 43 hectares, including 4 hectares of reservoirs for intensive and semi-intensive fish farming. The artificial pools are equipped with Chinese technology. They work on the basis of water recycling and do not require a constant water supply. Now, up to a thousand carp are grown in each artificial reservoir.
The cluster is capable of curing 500 tons of fish per year. There is also a processing department and modern storage facilities with a capacity of 800 tons.
The President got acquainted with the process of fish curing. The need to disseminate this experience, increase the interest in fish farming among the population was noted.
«Our aim is to develop family entrepreneurship, reduce poverty and create sources of income in every household. Here is the finished project for you. It is necessary to introduce this technology to the population, teach them how to use it, increase fish preservation at home», - said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The instructions were given to provide brood fish with raw materials and working capital, to expand the production and use of artificial reservoirs.
There was also held a presentation of projects for the development of viticulture in the Jizzakh Region.
The environmental conditions of the region are very favorable for growing grapes. For this reason, it is planned to organize 42 clusters in Bakhmal, Gallyaaral, Zaamin, Sharaf Rashidov, Zarbdar and Yangiabad Districts, create vineyards and intensive orchards with an area of 50,000 hectares.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to organize a viticulture cluster in Sharaf-Rashidov District and develop enotourism (‘a wine tourism’). The President highlighted the possibility of job creation for five thousand people, providing the population with high-yield varieties and further purchase of the grown crop.