BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The first Transit center for cattle transportation is being built in the Georgian city of Ozurgeti, Georgian Livestock Association said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
As reported, it will be possible to simultaneously place up to 4,000 heads of cattle in the center.
The center will contribute to the development of livestock production both in Georgia and throughout the Caucasus and Central Asia, said the association.
The transit route will begin with the arrival of a specialized vessel (carrying capacity from 2,000 to 20,000 tons) to the port of Batumi, where the cattle will be unloaded and delivered to the Ozurgeti Transit Center, and this process will end with the dispatch of cargo by special transport to its final destination. The project provides for the employment of about 100 local residents.
As noted, investments in the project amount to 10 million lari ($3.5 million), the center will be equipped with the most modern equipment and electric fences.
“The same infrastructure will be created on the territory of Kazakhstan to support the full cycle of cattle transportation. Our project will help increase the production of meat products for the local market and create better conditions for their export to other countries," said Gocha Chkhaidze, chairman of the Georgian Livestock Association.
"It is strategically important for the state to support the development of export of meat and dairy products. Our plans also include the creation of an educational and consulting center based on a transit center, where farmers will be able to receive the necessary information on the rational development and management of their farms and the sale of their products. In addition, we will consult with professional veterinarians from Australia and Georgia," he added.
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