Turkmenistan starts construction of sturgeon breeding plant worth some US 42 mln
(Turkmenistan.ru) - Turkish company ABKA Yapy we Dys Tijaret Limited Sirketi has started implementation of a new large-scale project in the village of Kiyanly of Balkan province, on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The company won international tender for design and turnkey construction of the sturgeon breeding and fish production plant. The US 41,800 mln contract says the facility should be commissioned in May 2008.
The sturgeon breeding plant will serve the purpose of preservation and reproduction of Capian Sea's sturgeon population which was included in the Red Book. One of the oldest species of fish on earth will be bred according to the principle "from hard-roe to spawn". The land of 10 hectares will accommodate the genetic bank, laboratory and covered pools for young fish that would occupy the major part of the territory. Under the supervision of specialists, 5 million baby fishes would adapt to natural sea conditions and would be put on flesh annually. A whole boat for continuous scientific researches will be built and equipped in Germany, reports Trend.
The other task of the projected facility is to ensure the increase in production of a wide range of high quality fish products in Turkmenistan. Commercial surgeon breeding will be developed here. The planned capacity of the plant is 5 tons of caviar and 120 tons of sturgeon fish. In addition, it will annually produce 120 tons of smoked-dried fish, 5 mln tons of canned fish, tens of tons of semi product fish, salt-spicy and marinated products as well as fish flour.
New ecology friendly manufacturing equipment of the world best companies capable of producing high quality products will be installed at the new plant.