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Turkmenistan begins harvesting first tomatoes in new year

Business Materials 21 January 2021 12:31
Turkmenistan begins harvesting first tomatoes in new year

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 21

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

The first harvest of tomatoes in the new year has begun in Sarakhs district of Turkmenistan’s Akhal region, Trend reports with reference to Business Turkmenistan information portal.

Some 195,000 units of seedlings of different types of tomatoes were planted in the greenhouse. In particular, it is possible to collect 15-20 kilograms of culture from each bush, the report says.

In general, the greenhouse covers an area of 5 hectares and consists of two sectors.

Currently, there are more than 100 private greenhouses covering an area of 356 hectares in Turkmenistan. This year, it is planned to build about 150 more greenhouse complexes on a total area of 1,300 hectares, which will be managed using a digital system.

The large-scale transformations are being carried out in Turkmenistan aimed at improving the efficiency of agriculture, the priority direction of which is the creation of enterprises for processing agricultural raw materials and greenhouses.

Thanks to state support, entrepreneurs in Turkmenistan not only supply domestic markets with high-quality products but also export them abroad.

As reported, the first harvest of tomatoes in the amount of 800 tons was grown in the greenhouse of Turkmenistan's Altyn Tug company in March 2020.

Earlier, a new greenhouse was launched in the Mary region of Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan exports vegetable products to the neighboring countries. More than 17 tons of tomatoes grown in Turkmenistan were delivered to Kyrgyzstan in February 2019.

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