Agree­ment to de­velop ma­jor fish­ing hub in Duqm signed

Times of Oman - - MARKE -

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MUS­CAT: The Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone Au­thor­ity in Duqm (Sezad) signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Oman Food In­vest­ment Hold­ing Com­pany (OFIC) to de­velop a fish hub in the Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone in Duqm (SEZD), in­clud­ing pro­cess­ing, lab­o­ra­to­ries, lo­gis­tics and other support fa­cil­i­ties.

Yahya bin Said bin Ab­dul­lah Al Jabri, Chair­man of Sezad, signed the MoU on be­half of Sezad, while Dr. Fuad bin Jaa­far Al Sa­jwani, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries, signed it on be­half of the sec­ond party.

The MoU aims at en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two par­ties in the de­vel­op­ment of a new fish hub in SEZD lead­ing to sus­tain­able fish­ing, sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion pro­cesses, pro­duc­tion plan­ning, sea­son ex­ten­sion, pack­ag­ing, trade pro­mo­tion, cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and food safety ex­cel­lence.

It will also pro­vide ap­pro­pri­ate site for seafood pro­cess­ing clus­ter with ad­e­quate land for ex­pan­sion and pro­vi­sion of wa­ter and elec­tric­ity for pro­cess­ing site for the near fu­ture to­gether with road ac­cess to the fa­cil­ity to a re­quired stan­dard.

OFIC is the in­vest­ment arm of the Government of the Sul­tanate in the field of food se­cu­rity.

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SIGN­ING CER­E­MONY: The MoU aims at en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two par­ties in the de­vel­op­ment of a new fish hub in SEZD lead­ing to sus­tain­able fish­ing. -

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