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31 May 2024, 11:51

Golovchenko inspects major construction project in Orsha District

ORSHA DISTRICT, 31 May (BelTA) – On 31 May Belarus’ Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko inspected the construction site of a new dairy farm and assessed the performance of the Mayak Vysokoye company during his working visit to Orsha District, BelTA has learned.

The construction of the new dairy farm near the village of Vysokoye began in 2023.

According to Chief Engineer of Orsha Construction Trust No. 18 Dmitry Tereshkov, the dairy farm will have two cowsheds, a milking unit, haylage trenches and lagoons for manure removal, access roads, and utility rooms. The volume of the work is huge. The total area of ​​the facility will be 11 hectares, the buildings will cover 45,000m2,” he said. “The new dairy farm will consist of two barns for 388 head, a milking unit, a building for dry cows with a maternity ward and a dispensary for calves.”

The construction work is in full swing: more than 120 people and over 30 pieces of equipment work there every day. The work is to be completed by December this year.

According to Director of Mayak Vysokoye Pavel Fominov, Mayak Vysokoye specializes in raising cattle on an industrial scale, producing milk, grains and legumes and rapeseed oilseeds. The total area of ​​the agricultural enterprise is 10,600 hectares, of which more than 8,700 hectares are agricultural land, including over 6,100 hectares of arable land.

The project is estimated at Br29 million. However, as the director of the agricultural enterprise said, they are actively working to reduce construction costs. Roman Golovchenko emphasized that the cost of the facility is high.

In addition, the prime minister asked whether agricultural enterprises of Orsha District and Vitebsk Oblast are ready for field work. He gave an instruction to sort things out with equipment and pointed out to failures in the work of individual agricultural organizations.
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