President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev looks at new projects in Surkhondaryo RegionPresident of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has familiarized himself with the work of the Gold Agro Fresh agricultural firm in Termiz District.
Farmers and agricultural workers of Surkhondaryo Region make a worthy contribution to the people’s prosperity and plenty of agricultural produce being on the country’s markets all year round. This region accounts for 7 per cent of the country’s agricultural fields. The region’s agricultural producers supply 8-9 per cent of cotton and grain and more than 11 per cent of fruits and vegetables produced in this country.
In recent years, areas under cotton were reduced somewhat, and the freed up fields are being used for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. The processing industry is also developing.
The Gold Agro Fresh agricultural firm is a promising project on the production and export of vegetables. This 35-million dollar enterprise has modern greenhouses, and it is to export 30 million dollars worth of products a year and to create 1000 jobs. Today tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, arugula and mint grow in 15 blocks of 20 hectares there. Once all its 70 blocks come into operation, its greenhouse area will exceed 100 hectares. Apart from that, seasonal crops grow in 434 hectares of land, and 23 million dollars worth of products are to be exported, providing jobs for 2 thousand 100 people.
The President said that it was necessary to increase the types of products there, to start growing pomegranates in 5 thousand hectares and lemons in 5 thousand hectares and to increase people’s income.
Right there, the Head of State inspected promising projects in such areas as fruit and vegetable production, poultry and stock raising.
The Angor Gold Fruits LLC project on fruit and vegetable production, storage and processing in Angor District envisages the creation of intensive gardens in 530 hectares and the construction of a cold storage facility for three thousand tonnes of fruits and vegetables.
The Fabullo Stroy Service LLC being built in Jarqorqhon District is also to specialize in the production, storage and processing of fruits and vegetables.
As a result of the implementation of this project, 150 new jobs will be created. In its modern greenhouse, 600 tonnes of fruits, vegetables and melons will be produced and exported. Its modern 2 thousand-tonne freezer will be used for 6 thousand tonnes of produce a year.
The President gave instructions to raise the efficiency of work in this area, to grow and process more non-traditional fruits and vegetables and to increase their export.
In Qiziriq District, a modern stock raising complex for 2000 cattle is being built by Khalq Banki. This 11.5 billion som complex in 762 hectares of land is to produce four thousand tonnes of milk, two hundred tonnes of meat, it will be provided with modern equipment, and more than 100 people will be working there.
The President said that it was necessary to establish agricultural firms near stock raising complexes to process milk and meat, to produce and export competitive products.
A poultry complex is being built in Muzrobot District. This 5.5 million dollar project envisages the production of 59.1 million eggs, 1.4 million chickens and 198 tonnes of hens’ meat a year, and 100 jobs are to be created. This poultry complex is to come into operation in September this year. Its entire area is 15 hectares, with production facilities located in 2.5 hectares of the area.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited the Sherobod Pakhta Tozalash joint-stock company to look at its fine-stapled raw cotton processing project.
The Head of State also visited the Hakim at – Termiziy shrine to inspect reconstruction and improvement work being carried out there.
Anvar Samadov, Holmumin Mamatrayimov, photo by Sarvar Ormonov, UzA