The First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Giorgi Khanishvili, along with the USAID Georgia Mission Director, Peter Wiebler, paid a visit to Kvemo Kartli region. The first Deputy opened a new fruit storage facility of Agro complex LTD and visited the table grape orchard, which was built under the program ‘’Plant the Future’’.
‘’Opening of another enterprise, means that Georgian government and the Georgian Dream party kept its promise. More than 200 refrigeration and processing enterprises have been built in the country, furthermore, by opening of the new enterprise, the farmers will receive additional benefits and additional jobs will be created in Kvemo Kartli region. It should be noted, that planting of new table grape orchards is another step forward facilitating to increase Georgian agricultural production. However, table grapes are not as commonly grown in Georgia as in other countries. With the state support it will be possible to export table grapes in 2-3 years ” Giorgi Khanishvili told mepa.gov.ge.
The Agro complex Ltd is a beneficiary of the Co-financing Project of Agro-Processing and Storage Enterprises. In total, more than 2 million GEL was invested in the enterprise, including 600,000 GEL grant, and 1,500,000 GEL - preferential agro-credit.
Under the USAID Agricultural Program, with the co-investment of Agro complex Ltd. ($113,000), the building was built and the humidity and ventilation regulation system was installed in a space of about 4,140 square meters.