Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 29 /Trend/
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has today attended the opening of a modern greenhouse complex in Sabirabad District.
The Head of State was told that the facility had an annual production capacity of 1.3 tones. Construction of the complex, which occupies a total area of 3.2 hectares, cost 2.6 million manats.
The complex was built using Dutch, Italian and Turkish technologies. The facility created 55 jobs.
Executive Director of the State Entrepreneurship Support National Fund under the Ministry of Economic Development Shirzad Abdullayev informed the President of vegetable production in the country. He said 1.2 million tones of vegetables were produced in the country in 2012. According to him, last year saw the export of vegetables grow 4.7-fold to reach 55,000 tons in comparison with 2003.
Shirzad Abdullayev said the government had allocated a total of 52.3 million manats in preferential loans for construction and maintenance of 148 greenhouses. He added the Fund had allocated 8.7 million manats in preferential loans to 261 local entrepreneurs in Sabirabad, which created 1,228 jobs.
The President met workers of the complex.