This year flax growers of Mogilev region are to get 10.5 thousand tons of flax fiber. It is a part of a five-year program directed to the village revival and development. According to Petr Rudnik, the head of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee, flax fiber is a strategically important product of the republic. We are to create all the conditions to grow flax and produce high quality goods that are in great demand with the local and foreign markets.
Today in Mogilev region 35 agribusiness enterprises grow flax and 7 enterprises process it. But most of them are to be re-equipped in order to produce 50% of long flax fiber and 50% of short flax fiber. By now the region produces 25% of long flax fiber and 75% of short flax fiber.
In Petr Rudnik’s words, this year Shklov Flax Mill is to launch the production of thermo-insulating slabs and fuel granules; Kirovsk Flax Mill is to start the production of flax oil.
By the end of the week the region is to complete the work of defining the lands suitable for flax growing and providing agribusiness enterprises with highly productive seeds to start spring sowing.