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The construction of an export-oriented wholesale distribution centre for storage and processing of agricultural products has begun in the city of Elektrostal, in the Moscow region of Russia. The announcement was made by the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region, Sergei Voskresensky.
“A large investment project for the construction of an export-oriented wholesale distribution centre for storage and processing of agricultural products is being implemented by the “Freshistoria” company. The volume of investments will amount to over 1.1 billion rubles. The total area of the centre will be about 20 thousand square meters. More than 180 new jobs will be created,” Voskresensky said.
The project involves the construction of cold storage units for strawberries, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, freezer units for storing frozen products such as fish and meat and warehouses for dry products, auxiliary and technical premises. The centre will provide services for sorting, processing and packaging of vegetables, berries and other products, their transportation outside the Russian Federation, internal and external logistics services.
“Work is now underway to complete the development of project documentation. Construction work will begin in the second quarter of this year. The planned completion date of the facility is the second quarter of 2022,” said Voskresensky.
The construction of the wholesale distribution centre will facilitate the promotion of Russian agricultural products to foreign markets.