An enterprise for the production of wheat flour of the highest, first and second grades, as well as semolina will soon start operating in the village of Kuznetsovka in the Bratsk district of the Irkutsk region. The investment project worth 85 million rubles was developed by the agricultural consumer processing cooperative Burenka, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture (Minselkhoz) said.
"Work on the construction of the production complex for grain storage and processing began in the autumn of 2020 and is now approaching completion. The building with a total area of 1.3 thousand square meters consists of three premises: a utility room, a production shop and a warehouse for finished products," the Agriculture Ministry said.
As the head of the enterprise Alexander Shaposhnikov noted, the equipment is currently being installed, the production of flour will start in August.
"By 2025, production volumes are expected to increase to 9,374 tons of first-grade flour. Grain will be supplied to the flour mill by the agricultural producers of Bratsk district. The launch of such production will help them to solve the problem of product sales. On average 36 thousand tons of wheat are grown in Bratsk district annually. Of that, 14 thousand tons will be guaranteed by the new mill," he said.
The first partners of the new enterprise will be bakeries of the northern districts of the Irkutsk region. The cooperative enters into contracts for the supply of products - "Beloyarynya" flour. The trademark has already been registered. The flour will be produced in accordance with GOST 26574-85, without the addition of impurities and food additives. In the first stage the flour will be sold in 50 kg bags and later the mill is planning to launch the packing lines to deliver the product to the retail outlets.
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Author: Karina Kamalova