A large-scale investment project on the construction of a vegetable processing plant is being prepared for implementation in the region. The new enterprise will be launched this year. 500 million rubles will be invested in it and 100 new jobs will be created.
Moscow investors have long been looking for a suitable site in our region for the construction of a vegetable processing plant, in particular, for drying them. They needed an area of several hectares of land so that the highway, engineering networks and vegetable farms would work nearby. They were already desperate to find something suitable for themselves and were going to other regions, but then chance intervened. Just in the Gorodishchensky district there were free municipal lands, plus a federal highway passes through it and there are communications.
This platform interested the guests of the capital, it took six months to discuss all the nuances with them, the regional committee of agriculture and the governor Andrei Bocharov joined in. Now design and survey work is underway and issues with the installation of engineering networks are being resolved. The project is ready for the stage of state examination; work on it will begin in April.
- For our settlement, it is of great importance, since they plan to create about 100 jobs at the new plant, which means that the local population will be provided with jobs and a stable salary, and our budget will receive additional tax deductions that can be spent on improvement, - says the head of Novozhiznenskoe rural settlement Yuri Klochkov. - Also, the manufacturer will buy onions, carrots, beets from Volgograd farmers, because they are nearby, which means that a stable supply of raw materials will be provided. For agricultural producers, such a neighborhood is also beneficial - no need to puzzle over what to do with their crops.
According to the plan of the investor, after reaching full capacity, the plant will process 40-45 thousand tons of vegetables per year, and at the output will receive 2,5 thousand tons of dry products. It will be in demand by food industry enterprises, including fast food restaurant chains, and can be used in the production of semi-finished food products, for example, bouillon cubes.
In addition, the local government hopes that it will be a socially oriented business. This means that he will take patronage over the settlement, assist in the improvement of the territory, support social facilities, etc.
Beneficial for everyone
The opening of the plant is expected in autumn, when the harvest of local vegetables will begin so that they can be brought directly from the field for processing. In September-October, it is planned to test the equipment, the first 600-700 tons of vegetables will be processed, and then they will gradually reach the planned capacity. “This is an important project not only for the Gorodishchensky district, but for the entire region as a whole,” said Pavel Chumakov, adviser to the governor on agro-industrial complex issues. - These are contributions to the regional budget, the development of rural infrastructure and a stable sales market for local vegetable growers. They often have to sell their products for a pittance to dealers, so they need their own processing so that they know how much and what crops to grow, what price they will get for them. Then you can plan your work and the economy of the economy.