New fish mar­ket at a cost of RO600,000 com­ing up in Ibri

The mar­ket will open in the first quar­ter of 2018

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

A new fish mar­ket which is com­ing up in the wi­layat of Ibri in Dhahi­rah gover­norate will open in the first quar­ter of 2018. Fifty­five per cent work on the RO600,000 project is over.

The mar­ket will con­trib­ute in pro­vid­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties, both in the field of fish trans­port and trade and other re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties in the fish­eries sec­tor.

Eng Yahya bin Khal­fan al Ha­didi, direc­tor of the Depart­ment of Fish Mar­ket Reg­u­la­tion in the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries (MoAF) said that the mar­ket is com­ing up within the frame­work of the min­istry’s ef­forts to de­velop the mar­ket­ing sys­tem through the es­tab­lish­ment of whole­sale and re­tail out­lets for fish prod­ucts. Cur­rently, 59 such mar­kets are dis­trib­uted across the sul­tanate’s gov­er­norates.

Ha­didi said that the fish mar­ket in Ibri is com­ing up over 3,000sq m area and a built-up area of 1,530sq m at a to­tal cost of RO600,000 with the sup­port of PDO to con­trib­ute in the devel­op­ment of the lo­cal com­mu­nity. “The project will pro­vide buy­ers and sell­ers a trad­ing plat­form in a struc­tured build­ing that is well de­signed to meet the needs of ev­ery­one.”

He added that the mar­ket will be equipped with a cen­tralised air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem and other fa­cil­i­ties con­form­ing to the qual­ity con­trol re­quire­ments. “There will be 32 sales ta­bles, 16 fish cut­ting ta­bles and two ta­bles to cut large fish. There will be an ice fac­tory with a daily ca­pac­ity of five tonnes which will con­trib­ute in rais­ing the qual­ity of fish­ery prod­ucts sold in the area.”

The mar­ket will also have ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices and other ser­vices with park­ing fa­cil­i­ties for more than 50 cars.

(Sup­plied photo)

Con­struc­tion work in progress at the up­com­ing fish mar­ket

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