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Russia: Rose growers in Mokshany increasing the acreage

An investment project on greenhouse expansion is being carried out in Mokshanskie Rozy greenhouse complex. The overall amount of investments exceeds 14 million euro.

“At the moment we have 18 ha of greenhouses with the account of those in Narovchaty and Spassky region”, shares the financial director of the enterprise, Mr. Armen Grigiryan. “Next year the acreage will double”.

Currently they grow up to 150 thousand flowers a day. The produce is sold throughout all of Russia.

It is not easy for Mokshany producers to compete with the South African produce. It takes them around 25 million kilowatt a year to heat and light the greenhouses. With the account that a kilowatt costs 0.085 euro, the amount is rather significant.

However, the enterprise are optimistic about the future. They see the way out in installing gas-generating equipment.

“Generating our own energy will reduce the energy costs three times, which will be reflected in the cost of our produce and will increase its competitiveness," continues Mr. Armen Grigiryan.

Rose nursery in Mokshany grow up to 30 varieties of roses as well as very popular gerberas. The pitchers are purchased in the Netherlands. The enterprise employs 450 associates.


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