Vesti Tula newscast on Russia-1 broadcast a story about the start of construction of the second phase of the Tulsky greenhouse complex, a part of ECO-Culture holding. Upon completion, the enterprise will create about 400 new jobs for the local population. The site for the largest investment project in the region to be built was visited by the head of the region, Alexey Dyumin.
An agreement concerning the beginning of the construction was signed at the St. Petersburg economic forum. Investors and managers of the enterprise keep on making far-reaching plans – they are already preparing the cost estimate documentation of the 3rd stage to be launched after the completion of the 2nd one. Today the company already employs 400 people, but once the project reaches its full capacity, the number of jobs will increase to 1200, with output reaching 51 thousand tons of vegetables per year. The total investment in construction, meanwhile, is expected to amount to 25 billion rubles.
By the time the construction is completed, Tulsky complex will become the largest agricultural enterprise in the Central Federal District. Currently, they only grow tomatoes here, but the technological features of modern greenhouses will hopefully expand the range, allowing them to start producing peppers, eggplants, lettuces, and cucumbers at any time.
The Governor of the Tula Oblast highly appreciated the work of the region’s economy sector. According to him, the course for openness to business that has been taken in recent years is now yielding results. Thus, the region ranked third most attractive for investors at the latest economic forum.
A part of the report is devoted to the technological aspects of growing vegetables indoors, showing in detail the cultivation and harvesting techniques (tomatoes here are harvested by hand exclusively). The centralized computer system handles watering, lighting, and all other parameters to create the most favorable environment for the plants.
The greenhouse complex products are already available in retail outlets of Tula Oblast as well as other regions of the country. Still, there are plans to significantly increase the presence of local vegetables on the regional market and throughout the Russian Federation in the nearest future.
For the full video piece, please visit Vesti Tula official website.