Turkey’s state-run aid agency has built a 250-ton capacity underground vegetable warehouse in Mongolia’s Khentii province.
The warehouse spread over 300 square meters aims to lengthen the shelf life of locally-grown products and increase their market value, said a statement by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
A variety of vegetables including potatoes, onions, courgettes and carrots are grown in the province.
Lack of vegetable storage is one of the biggest issues vegetable growers face in the country. At least 500 members of the public will make use of this storehouse, and people will be able to eat fresh vegetables all the year round.
Making sustainable projects in agriculture and animal breeding are important for the country, TIKA’s coordinator Emrah Ustaomer said.
Khentii’s vegetable production is expected to grow after the much-needed vegetable storehouse starts to operate.