Central Plains Group Ukraine (founded by a group of foreign investors from the UK and Finland) intends to build a potato processing plant in the Lviv region in the Ukraine, according to a report by the press service of the Lviv Regional State Administration.
It is reported that the “Central Plains Group Ukraine” grows potatoes in the Kamenka-Bugsky and Samborsky districts on a total area of 700 hectares. Last year, gross production amounted to about 15 thousand tons.
“We intend to build a plant for waste-free processing of potatoes, including starch, in the town of Glinyany, Zolochevsky district. The construction cost is about US$7 million. We want to create about 50 jobs at the enterprise. We plan to process 40-50 thousand tons of potatoes a year,” said Oleg Drin, a member of the Board of Directors of the company and a representative of the Finnish Investment Fund.
He noted that the company plans to establish cooperation with local farmers and build an effective process for growing and supplying raw materials to the plant. In addition, Central Plains Group Ukraine plans to cooperate with USAID on agricultural development and to further establish the process of purchasing potatoes from farmers.
He also informed that last year the enterprise built a potato storage with refrigeration equipment. It is noted that the storage capacity is 11 thousand tons of potatoes. This year the company is working on the construction of the second stage of a potato storage facility with the same capacity. In addition, it is planned to increase the area of potato cultivation.
Source: APK Inform