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Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation Hokkaido showed interest in agricultural projects in Primorsky Krai

Joint projects in the field of agriculture were discussed at the meeting of the delegation of the Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation Hokkaido and the vice-governor of Primorye Sergey Sidorenko, the press service of the regional administration reported.

"In particular, the Japanese side is interested in the possibility of exporting coastal buckwheat. The members of the delegation have already scheduled a number of meetings with coastal farmers," the message says.

S.Sidorenko said that a grain terminal is planned to be built in Primorye for handling large volumes of grain not only from Primorye, but also from Siberia. In the future, such logistics could be a significant help for the Japanese partners.

Also, the vice-governor said that one of the priorities for Primorye is the development of greenhouse vegetable farming. Earlier, the governor of the region Vladimir Miklushevsky noted that the development of this direction will reduce the dependence of the region on imported vegetables in the cold season.

"Gas has come to Primorye - an affordable and inexpensive energy resource for the development of greenhouse production," S. Sidorenko stressed.

He added that there is enough free agricultural land in Primorye. A number of agricultural projects are already operating in the region in partnership with companies from China and the Republic of Korea, and the Japanese company can also act as partners.

The President of Sumitomo Corporation Hokkaido, Takayuki Doi, noted that Hokkaido’s climate is in many ways similar to the seaside, many technologies that have already been tested in Japan can be used here.

According to him, Sumitomo Corporation in Hokkaido is implementing a pilot project for growing strawberries in greenhouses, and this technology can be used in Primorye.

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