Agreement to develop major fishing hub in Duqm signed
Times News Service
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.
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. -