In the Karaganda region (Kazakhstan), the construction of a greenhouse complex for growing cucumbers with a capacity of up to 1 000 tonnes per year on 14 300 m2 was completed in November. The total cost of the project amounted to 430 million KZT. This was reported by ElDala.kz with reference to the press service of the regional department of agriculture.
The construction of the complex started in 2018. With financing from the Agrarian Credit Corporation, the entrepreneur received a loan from a local credit partnership and installed two heating boilers and a drip irrigation system in the greenhouse. The first greenhouse was located on an area of 50 acres, which started supplying its products to Karaganda residents. A second greenhouse of 96 acres was built in 2020 at the expense of credit funds received from the Beybarys CT. The total cucumber harvest in 2020 was 160 tonnes.
Last year, the entrepreneur attracted another loan from ACC in the amount of 350 million KZT for the construction of the third greenhouse, which was put into operation this year.
“We chose seedlings of the Tantu variety. We plant seedlings twice a year and harvest 8-9 months a year. The close location of the farm to the regional center allowed to reduce transportation costs. We sell cucumbers in wholesale, and they are next sold on the Shygys market. We grow seedlings ourselves, in a separate block. Racks with hydroponics are installed here, the necessary microclimate is maintained. The current annual volume of cucumbers produced is 450 tonnes, but we plan to reach the capacity of up to 1 000 tonnes per year,” said businessman Batyr Darmenov.
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