Construction of a mega fruit storage facility has started in Slavyansk County in Russia’s Krasnodar Territory.
The new facility’s capacity will total 60K tons of farm produce, including such fruit and berries as peaches, apples, wild cherries, and strawberries. The agreement on the project implementation was singed at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi back in February.
“The project implementation is underway in line with the Strategy for Social and Economic Development of the Territory through 2030 and is a glaring example of municipal cooperation in the region’s central economic zone”, a statement from the Krasnodar Region’s Department for Investment and Small and Medium-sized Businesses Development said.
The investments in the project will total RUR 3 bln ($46.4 mio). The construction will be completed in 2022.
“The Sad-Gigant (Giant Garden) is one of Russia’s leading producers of fresh fruit, mostly apples. The company has 3K hectares of gardens in the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Ingushetia”, agricultural and food market expert Natalya Chizh said. “The market utterly needs fruit and vegetable storage facilities and distribution centers, and such projects are highly important”, the expert noted.