New fish market at a cost of RO600,000 coming up in Ibri
The market will open in the first quarter of 2018
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.
Construction work in progress at the upcoming fish market