New fruit, vegetable preserve factory opens in eastern Georgia

The United Agro Project was launched in 2016. Photo: The Georgian Agriculture and Rural Development Agency/Facebook, 23 Aug 2020 - 19:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

A new fruit and vegetable preserve factory has opened in the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti, employing15 people. 

Agricultural cooperative Alazani has opened the factory in Sighnaghi municipality with funds from the United Agro Project. Over 1 million GEL ($325,732/€276,243) has been invested in the factory.

Photos: The Georgian Agriculture and Rural Development Agency/Facebook

The new factory is capable of preserving 1000 tonnes of various fruits and vegetables per year, which will be sold on local markets. 

82 new factories have been financed in the region within the United Agro Project since 2013.