BREST, 17 August (BelTA) – A new resident company of the free economic zone (FEZ) Brest intends to build fifth-generation greenhouses, BelTA learned from Andrei Novik, Director of OOO Greenhouse Complex Soyuz.
The investor has been granted a land plot as large 70 hectares in the area of the Airport site. Fifth-generation greenhouses will occupy 40ha. It will be a unique facility for Belarus and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
According to Andrei Novik, fifth-generation greenhouses boast the Ultra-Clima technology based on closed cultivation. The climate control system can keep the air temperature inside at 21-23C for 365 days a year. The enterprise will use cutting-edge equipment. The greenhouse complex will use 20ha to grow cucumbers and as much land to grow tomatoes. The greenhouse complex is expected to make over 31,700 tonnes of vegetables per year. They will be sold domestically and exported.
Design documents are being developed now. They are supposed to pass the state expert evaluation procedure by the end of the year so that construction could begin in January 2023. In addition to the greenhouses the enterprise will have an administrative wing, a heat station, and a water purification and treatment system. The enterprise will create over 400 jobs for men and women.
Over 70 resident companies operate in the free economic zone Brest now, including three companies that have been registered this year.