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Aquaculture and Environment(CSR)

RAS is fishery project – Recirculating Aquaculture System

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

PRaspekt Ltd

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small company (under 50 employees)

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 10+ years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

Bishkek,

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

Chuy Region,Kyrgyz Republic

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

Bishkek suburb and grantors location.

What country is your selected Place located in?

Kyrgyz Republic, Chuy Oblast(region),Bishkek suburb.

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

Regarding the topic of healthy foods, the water supplied to the system, river water coming from the mountain glaciers or artesian wells. Kyrgyzstan is localized about 40,000 large and small rivers total length of 150,000 kilometers, the amount of about 47 km3 of fresh water, but in spite of the system provided high-tech filtration and further enrichment of the incoming water that positively affect the quality of fish produced https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kyrgyzstan 

http://www.discoverkyrgyzstan.org/

https://triptokyrgyzstan.com/en/about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1iZHnzUY5M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhucKnq-ZR4

Tien Shan Trekking 17 Helicopter Flight Khan Tengri/Pobeda BC-Karkara

The Tien Shan glacier occupies over 118,000 km² of land , the thickness of the glacier - ice varies from 50 meters to 1 kilometer and even more. Most Central Asian rivers originate from the glaciers of the Tien Shan and Pamir mountains.

Place - territory for the construction of the RAS farm will be determined with  assistance of equipment - technology supplier, taking into account geography and climatic features of our country. A mandatory article: the location of the farm will be proximity to transport interchanges - hubs, which will greatly facilitate - speed up logistics

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Executive Summary Plan to create a high-tech farm - Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for breeding valuable fish species and obtaining caviar. RAS mean-extract of caviar (without killing the fish) to finished product (fish) takes place in a building with certain specified square area. The main reason for siting in Kyrgyzstan - an excellent ecological situation, natural water does not require a huge financial cost of filtration and enrichment.  Product or service description (incl. current status of development – beta, prototype, etc.) RAS is fishery project – Recirculating Aquaculture System .There are chain of pools indoor and filtered water is supplied .That water flows in circle. Vaporized water replaces. Also water cleans up during the whole process because of it constant circuit flow. That makes the product (fish and etc) healthy, environmentally friendly and meets the worldwide Health standards. Suppliers of equipment and major assemblies German companies with a worldwide reputation . Using that system we plan to breed following kinds of fish: sturgeon, eel, trout, burbot (eelpout) etc Environmental side of the project is does not require the construction of large ponds, reservoirs in the open, in which control of water (evaporation and seepage into the soil) is very difficult and even unrealistic, which leads to a change in the climate of the region for the worse. Some data on aquaculture, pond farming occupies 1 hectare has a capacity of 5-7 tons of fish a year, and RAS farm in 1000-1500 m2 is nice productivity of 60-100-120 tons of fish per year Feature of the whole project - plan, building a pilot version, based on the pilot version of the attraction of a larger investment from Mitsui(Foods) the purpose of obtaining project-growing environmentally friendly products, fish with the further implementation of the (export) outside of the Kyrgyzstan , the reason, our region can-not consume such capacity, but it can give, as said before clean (healthy) products Cutting theme of healthy products, the water supplied to the system, river water coming from the mountain glaciers or artesian wells. Kyrgyzstan is localized about 40,000 large and small rivers total length of 150,000 kilometers, the amount of about 47 km3 of fresh water, but in spite of the system provided high-tech filtration and further enrichment of the incoming water that positively affect the quality of fish produced One of the important goals of the project, the research and the possibility of domestication, cultivation of other valuable fish species (inhabitants of water bodies), which is prohibited or limited fishing, in the case of positive results release a certain percentage of fish (fry) in a natural habitat , for this plan to create a selection-labs in the promotion of regional universities or(and) universities that you designate - will advise for more detailed and scientific research.

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)

199951

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

6389500

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

Feature of the whole project - plan, building a pilot version, based on the pilot version of the attraction of a larger investment from Mitsui(Foods) the purpose of obtaining project-growing environmentally friendly products, fish with the further implementation of the (export) outside of the Kyrgyzstan , the reason, our region can-not consume such capacity, but it can give, as said before clean (healthy) products

Environmentally friendly production and environmentally friendly products - these are serious articles of the Mitsui business charter that they strictly follow.

The creation of jobs and their social protection in places where Mitsui is operated is also a fundamental corporate requirement

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

Sales and Marketing Plan (how you will go-to-market) The production capacity of the pilot farm is low for the world market, and purpose of this farm to attract more investment by the Japanese corporation Mitsui . Mitsui Corporation has its divisions Mitsui Foreign Trade and Mitsui Foods, and further development and dissemination of the project is planned with their participation, because they have a solid practice and good work marketing and sales strategy Intellectual property status (e.g., patents, licenses, etc.) Supplier of the equipment - production line provides all the necessary licenses and certificates, breeding technology and instruction developed by us, suppliers of live fish provide general information on breeding, clear and precise instructions do not exist. Competitor Analysis (competitors and your competitive differentiation ) The technology is not widely spread for the following reasons, a) Not enough places with a large volume of fresh water, filtration of water to the required condition - for the full viability of fish is quite expensive operation. b) There is no precise instructions for the breeding of fish species c) The high cost of fish breeding complex-farm Financial highlights (cash flow, income statement, & balance sheet) Financial reporting is complicated by the expiry of Statutory Limitation and arrangement their outside Kyrgyzstan. Offering of the company (how much investment you are seeking, uses of funding, possible exits) Funds are required to purchase necessary equipment - technology . After the launch of farm and passing the test period, we will have a detailed outline and instructions for operation of the line - a system, as well as

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

Attraction of the Japanese multinational corporation Mitsui and Co. to the Kyrgyz market not only for the development of our fish breeding project,as well as to consider all possible projects that Mitsui is already working on 

https://www.mitsui.com/jp/en/company/business/area/index.html

https://www.mitsui.com/jp/en/company/business/units/index.html

http://en.mitsuifoods.co.jp/

Japan with a population of more than 126 million people can become a good market for our products, respectively, Japanese companies like Mitsui, for example, can make large investments in the further development of both our project and other related industries, and this will definitely have a positive effect on the economic growth of our republic.

http://www.mitsuifoods.com/contact-us/

One of the largest divisions of Mitsui Foods is located in the United States - with a population of 332,865,306 people, which is also a good market for our products.

The population of Kyrgyz Republic is 6,389,500 people, but a third of population are labor migrants, that is, they do not permanently reside in the country. And that means most of production - fish will be exported, another feature, the consumption of fish and seafood in the country is insignificant, this is due to tradition and lack of seafood, and the fish that is available has a high price compared to beef and lamb.With the further expansion of our project, we plan to attract a larger number of young graduates of our educational institutions from the departments of ichthyology - fish farming, biologists, zoologists, botanists, as well as close cooperation with these faculties


Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

Feature of the whole project - plan, building a pilot version, based on the pilot version of the attraction of a larger investment from Mitsui(Foods) the purpose of obtaining project-growing environmentally friendly products, fish with the further implementation of the (export) outside of the Kyrgyzstan , the reason, our region can-not consume such capacity, but it can give, as said before clean (healthy) products

Depending on the amount received, we can build a network of RAS farms in a logistic order in countries with a small population, lack of heavy industry which means a good environmental situation and access to sea routes - freight, these countries can be Serbia and Montenegro, there are 2 good established routes from Bishkek in transit through Moscow and Istanbul

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Attachments (4)

Aquaculture and Environment.pdf

PDF presentation of geography and hydrography of the Kyrgyz Republic and the RAS

Strana Nebesnyh Gor _ENG.pdf

PDF presentation of the Kyrgyz Republic prepared by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and USAID

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