A geothermal greenhouse project is being implemented in an area of 135 thousand square meters in cooperation with Zafer Development Agency, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Kula Municipality in order to utilize high potential hot water resources near Şehitlioğlu District.
It is aimed to start production after 4 months with the work that will set an example for the farmers in the region on greenhouse cultivation and the use of thermal resources.
With the geothermal greenhouse to be established with an investment of approximately 95 million liras, 2 thousand tons of tomatoes per year will be offered to the domestic and international markets.
Kula Mayor Hüseyin Tosun said that they aim to evaluate the potential of the region with rich hot water resources.
Pointing out that the project will add added value to the region, Tosun said that the greenhouse will set an example for the region’s agriculture and that they expect similar investments in the coming years.
Emphasizing that Kula’s geothermal water has been wasted for years, Tosun said:
“We started a study as Zafer Development Agency, Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Kula Municipality for the evaluation of thermal water. Within the scope of this study, we started the installation of hydroponic technological greenhouses on an area of 50 decares. This is an area of approximately 135 decares. Here, serious excavation work has begun. We have completed the work and we have come to the end. By about 4 months, this place will be completely finished, from now on it will serve Turkish agriculture.”
Tosun noted that the greenhouse to be operated by the municipality will make a great contribution to the district and the residents of the region.
Explaining that approximately 150 people will be employed at the first stage, Tosun said, “I hope our farmers in the region will meet with soilless agriculture and start the greenhouse installation. When the greenhouse starts to produce at full capacity, it will produce 2 thousand tons of tomatoes annually and will make a significant contribution to the economy.” he said.