H E Su­naidy praises progress in the food se­cu­rity sec­tor

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the Man­u­fac­tur­ing Sec­tor (part of the ini­tia­tives of the Na­tional Pro­gramme for En­hanc­ing Eco­nomic Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion ‘Tan­feedh’) on Mon­day held a meet­ing un­der the chair of H E Dr Ali bin Ma­soud bin Ali al Su­naidy, Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try, in the pres­ence of mem­bers and the Im­ple­men­ta­tion and Fol­low-up Sup­port Unit.

The com­mit­tee praised de­vel­op­ments in the food se­cu­rity sec­tor as RO132mn projects have been signed for fi­nanc­ing three projects: Osool for the pro­duc­tion of fer­tilised eggs, the Ma­zoon Dairy, Al Namma for poul­try pro­duc­tion, in ad­di­tion to an agree­ment for the use of two plots for Al Namma pro­ject.

Pro­duc­tion is ex­pected to start in projects of Al Namma, Ma­zoon and Osool by 2018. These projects are lo­cated in Dhahi­rah, Bu­raimi, and Al Wusta, with plans of ex­pan­sion in other gov­er­norates in the fu­ture.

The Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dus­try and So­har Univer­sity will also sign a pact on a pro­ject for the pro­duc­tion of mould and the es­tab­lish­ment of an ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing cen­tre to sup­port in­no­va­tion. The com­mit­tee discussed a pro­ject on stone wa­ter­proof­ing and re­viewed de­tails of its com­ple­tion.

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