YEREVAN, September 3. /ARKA/. New fruit and vegetable processing plant Euroterm (Noyan brand) opened Friday in Vanand village of Armavir region in Armenia.
Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, Economy Minister Tigran Davtyan and Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan were present at the opening ceremony.
“Today (at the plant) we are processing tomatoes, out of which we will produce tomato paste. At the new plant, besides tomatoes, it is possible to process apricots, peaches, apples, plums,” Euroterm director Vahe Ghazaryan said.
He noted that the new plant will be targeted at expanding raw materials production.
According to Ghazaryan, the new plant building can be also constructed.
The circulation of the company last year hit nearly 3 billion drams, of it 70% is export. The principle importers of the Armenian production are Russia, the USA, France, Germany, UAE, Kazakhstan and Australia.
The plant, valued at $ 8 million, is equipped with the modern technologies, and it may buy nearly 300-350 tons of fruits and vegetables daily.
On his side, Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan said the plant may develop agricultural business and foster production of pickles, procession and export of vegetables, etc.
He also added that this is the only processing plant in this sector in Armenia.
The plant can process over 40,000 tons of fruits and vegetables annually, and export 15,000 tons of the production.
Euroterm CJSC was founded in 1998, Noyan plant, owned by Euroterm, was launched in 1999. The company exports its production mainly to Russia, the USA, Ukraine, France, Georgia, Iran. ($1 – 408.63 drams). —0--