Governor Münir Karaloğlu visited Manavgat Bimuz Production Facility.
Production Facility review was attended by Governor Münir Karaloğlu, Agriculture Provincial Manager Mustafa Özen, Manavgat Chamber of Agriculture President Rasim Metin, Şevki Öncel, company employees and producers.
Governor Münir Karaloğlu, who examined Bimuz Yellowing and Packaging Facility in the city of Manavgat, one of the biggest banana production facilities of the city, received information about banana production, yellowing and packaging methods in the greenhouses of the facility.
Production at World Standards
Emphasizing that Antalya is an ancient agricultural city, Governor Karaloğlu has been taking important developments regarding tropical fruits recently. The banana greenhouses we visit are very important, we have visited the largest, greenhouse of 175 acres in Antalya. This place doesn't just produce bananas. He carries out the world-class yellowing and packaging process he produces in extremely modern methods. ”
We Should Increase Banana Consumption
Turkey's domestic market 850 thousand tons of banana consumption is pointing Karaloğlu, "The Mersin 300 thousand tons and 250 thousand tons of the lives of Antalya. Antalya, attacks 2 years after his last 3-4 years to become Turkey's largest banana producer. On the one hand, we also need to increase consumption. In terms of banana consumption, we are at the level of one third of the consumption in Europe. That we have increased the banana consumption in the domestic market we also increase as well as other vegetables and also our much production as in fruit domestic consumption is no longer the importing Turkey bananas after arriving at a certain level, will become a country that exports, I hope, "he said.
Do Not Put Bananas Imported To The Facilities
Expressing that the Turkish banana has come to a certain place, Governor Münir Karaloğlu made a call to the tourism facilities in Antalya and said, “Banana has become a very important economic input of Antalya and especially Manavgat. We have to see this. Maybe 3-5 years later, we will provide the input as much as tourism in Manavgat. Everyone should support this in both promotion and consumption points. From here I make a call especially to the tourism facilities in Antalya, no one should put imported bananas in the facility from now on, our local banana is better quality and tastier than imported banana. It looks more quality than imported banana with its look and smell. ”