Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan to resume exports of sugar beet to Iran
Urmia, Iran, Nov. 25
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
In the near future, Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic will resume the sugar beet exports to the Khoy sugar plant in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan, the province's governor, Ghorbanali Saadat told the Azerbaijani reporters in Iran Nov. 25.
In 2011, Nakhchivan exported beet to the province.
Under an agreement signed between Azerbaijan and Iran, some 40,000 metric tons of beets were exported annually. To this end, an agreement was signed on the cultivation of beet in Nakhchivan on an area of 1600 hectares.
Saadat also spoke about the economic, industrial and tourism potential of his province.
"The tourism potential of the West Azerbaijan province is great. Here are many historical monuments and beautiful nature," Saadat said.
He went on to add that the province has two large petrochemical plants, one of which is in the free trade area, Maku.
"In general, the province has 2,800 plants that are located in different cities, but most of them are in the cities of Khoy, Mahabad and Urmia," the head of the province said.
Talking about the progress made in the province's agrarian sector, Saadat said his province has repeatedly held leading places in the competitions in farming, animal husbandry and horticulture.
The West Azerbaijan province of Iran borders with Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iraq.
Some 70 percent of the products manufactured in the province are exported to Iraq. Aside from that, the products are exported to Turkey, Azerbaijan and other countries.
Edited by SI
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