Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 7 / Trend N. Ismayilova /
The poultry enterprise Xemse, located in Absheron district's settlement Zira, will bring the volume of egg production up to 25-30 million per year from the second half of this year, director of Xemse poultry enterprise Murvat Hasanli told media.
"The production process at the plant on the basis of modern technologies was launched 8 weeks ago. Roughly 500,000 breeding eggs were produced during this period," Hasanli said.
The company received a loan from the National Entrepreneurship Support Fund worth $1.8 million manat last April to organize the production of breeding eggs on the basis of advanced technologies. The total cost of this project is estimated at 4.2 million manat.
Modern technologies for the company were brought from Holland, Turkey and Italy.
He said that at present, the company imported 90,000 breeding chickens from England.
"Previously, tribal eggs were imported from Turkey, Iran and Russia, and incubated in Azerbaijan to further sell chickens," he further said.
The country's demand for breeding eggs is 80-90 million.
Roughly 108 new jobs have been created as a result.
The official exchange rate is 0.7977 manat to $1 as of Jan. 7.