New Mut­trah Fish Mar­ket near PSQ to open next week

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The new Mut­trah Fish Mar­ket will have a soft open­ing next week. It will also have stalls to sell fruits and veg­eta­bles, meat and poul­try prod­ucts, and a cof­fee shop. Civil works are al­most over and fin­ish­ing touches are be­ing given be­fore the open­ing. A grand open­ing will take place some­time in the fu­ture.

The new fish mar­ket will be a great boost to the lo­cal econ­omy and will be­come a good tourist des­ti­na­tion as it is lo­cated near Port Sul­tan Qa­boos (PSQ). It is ex­pected to at­tract lots of cruise tourists in the com­ing sea­son.

Un­like the present mar­ket which is small and has min­i­mum fa­cil­i­ties, the new one is air-con­di­tioned, well-equipped and spa­cious. It will have enough park­ing space. Along with other fa­cil­i­ties, the fish mar­ket has been con­structed keep­ing the public health and high stan­dards of hy­giene in mind, sources said.

As­fiya Khan, a reg­u­lar buyer of fish from the present Mut­trah fish mar­ket, said, “Fresh fish is avail­able only in the morn­ing hours as the ex­ist­ing mar­ket doesn’t have cold stor­age fa­cil­i­ties. We are all ea­gerly wait­ing for the new mar­ket to open. I hope fish is avail­able in the evenings too.”

Pa­tro K, an­other buyer said, “Mut­trah is known all over the coun­try for its iconic souq and fish mar­ket. I live in Al Khuwayr but I do buy fish from the mar­ket when­ever I get time in the morn­ing hours. Fresh fish is avail­able in su­per­mar­kets too but noth­ing can match those avail­able at the Mut­trah mar­ket.”

Ear­lier this year, Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity had signed an agree­ment with Al Dana for the op­er­a­tion of the new fish mar­ket for five years. The agree­ment was signed by H E Mohsin bin Mo­hammed bin Ali al Sheikh, chair­man of Mus­cat Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, and Nader Mohsen Ra­jab, chair­man of Al Dana.

(Mus­cat Daily)

The new fish mar­ket in Mut­trah near Port Sul­tan Qa­boos

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