Special new project in China

The contracts for a new Chinese horticulture project have been signed. Dutch suppliers are to build a tomato and lettuce nursery near Beijing.
The idea is not just to grow vegetables, but also to gather and share more horticulture knowledge.

Bird’s Nest
The companies behind the new greenhouse, the Beijing Urban Construction Group (BUCG) and its subsidiary (BUCG6),
are known for a number of remarkable construction projects, like the impressive Bird’s Nest, the Beijing stadium used in the 2008 Olympics.
The greenhouse will be in the same region: 80 kilometers outside the center of Beijing.
“About an hour’s drive. So we can easily supply our customers with fresh produce,” says Dan Xu manager agricultural developments within the company.
“Hopefully the greenhouse will be ready for use by the end of August or early September.”

The project comprises 2.2 hectares with tomatoes, 2,000 sq.m. of hydroponic lettuce and 2,000 sq.m. of young plants propagation.
“When it’s done, we’ll have the entire tomato cycle in our own hands: from seed to tomato.”

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