An agricultural enterprise from the Yaroslavl region is investing about 200 million rubles in potato production in the Crimea as part of the import substitution program. This was reported to journalists in Simferopol by the deputy chairman of the regional government Valery Kholodov.
“Today (between the Development Corporation of the Republic of Crimea and the agricultural cooperative Yaroslavia - approx. TASS), a memorandum on investment activity has been signed, an investment site has been selected - the agro-park Veresaevo, where 500 hectares of land are allocated for growing (early) potatoes. The volume of investments will be about 200 million rubles, 75 jobs will be created, ”said Kholodov.
He called the cultivation of early potatoes in the Crimea "an important import-substituting project." “This is an import-substituting project in place of Egyptian potatoes, which comes the earliest for our consumers,” said the deputy chairman of the regional government.
Kholodov also said that Yaroslavl businessmen intend to build a vegetable storehouse in Crimea with a capacity of 10 thousand tons of one-time storage in order to create an "interchange logistics technology for the delivery of potatoes - late potatoes from the Yaroslavl region to the Crimea and early potatoes from the Crimea to Yaroslavl."
On August 14, a delegation of the Yaroslavl region presented the investment potential of the region in Simferopol and plans a series of meetings with local authorities and businessmen to discuss possible implementation of joint projects.
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