12 March 2019

The Yenisey Siberia agricultural projects are discussed by the Government of the Region

Presided by the Vice Prime Minister Sergei Vereshchagin, a meeting of the interinstitutional taskforce for the implementation of the Yenisey Siberia Comprehensive Investment Project (CIP) was held at the Government of Krasnoyarsk Region. The meeting was participated by representatives of the Government, the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and investor companies. The main focus area was the implementation of the investment project for establishment of an agricultural industrial facility in the Sharypovo District.

At the first stage of the project, it is planned to construct a covered vegetable cultivating facility (Greenhouse Growth Technologies Management Company, LLC) and a deep grain processing plant (Agrarian Group – Management Company, LLC). The all-year-round greenhouse facility of 30 ha will have the capacity of supplying up to 22 thousand tons of vegetables per year. It is planned to grow cucumbers and tomatoes to supply to the markets of the region and the neighbouring areas. The main products of the deep grain processing plant will be fodder supplements, starch and gluten. The grain processing capacity will be 150,000 tons per year. The total value of the projects is 21 billion Roubles. As a result, it is forecasted to create over 900 new jobs before 2023.

The project is initiated by Unipro, PJSC, which currently holds five thermopower stations in Russia, including Berezovskaya GRES. The company is ready to provide the necessary engineering infrastructure in the territory of the Sharypovo District. The General Director of Siberia Agroindustrial Park, an affiliate of Unipro PJSC, Alexander Tokarev informed the participants that with the GRES capacity the company is ready to supply heat, steam, carbon dioxide, water and sewage services to the newly built agricultural facilities under the conditions approved by the investors.

The meeting participants discussed the governmental support that might be necessary for the project. According to the investors, the project is expected to yield long-term positive multiplier effects for the regional economy and to act as a platform for further agricultural industry development.

Sergei Vereshchagin highlighted the importance of supporting the project, which has been among the first ones to be listed in the CIP. “Our current task is to provide comfortable conditions for the investors, at the same time retaining the positive effects for the regional budget”, said Sergei Vereshchagin.

Upon the results of the discussion it was decided to arrange a cooperation between the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and the related regional ministries to get the project included into the federal and regional support programmes, as well as to prepare bids for establishing an advanced socioeconomic development agricultural park in the territory.