Oman ministry to set up $1.1m 930m2 fish market in Al Khaboura

Oman’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Hamad bin Said bin Sulaiman al Aufi has signed an agreement with Purity International Trade and Engineering Services to develop a fish market in the Sultanate’s Al Khaboura area at a cost of $1.1m (OMR420,000).

The agreement supports the Sultanate’s efforts to improve the fisheries industry in the country. It also supports the plan to upgrade existing fish markets and develop new ones in the Sultanate.

Once developed the new fish market in Al Khaboura, which will cover an area spanning 930m2, will comprise 38 display tables that meets with the ministry’s quality control requirements, 15 cutting tables, as well as storage and ice production rooms. The market will also be home to administrative offices, a wholesale fish hall, and other services.

According to the ministry’s statement shared on its official Facebook page, the market will create direct and indirect jobs in the Sultanate.

In January, Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) invited local and international companies to submit their bids to develop, manage, and operate the fishing port and related investment projects within the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD).

Once developed, the Fishing Port at Duqm will be largest in the Sultanate with 10-metre depth. Other features at the port will include, two 3.3-km-long water breakers, a 1.3-km fixed dock, and six floating anchors.

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