In order to achieve sustainability in agriculture and self-sufficiency in food, Buraimi has allocated more than 6,000 acres of land for cultivation of various crops.
An official at Buraimi Governor’s Office said, “The governorate has designated 6,200 acres for agricultural activities. Of the total, 3,500 acres are in the niyabat of Al Rawdah, 700 acres in the wilayat of Mahdah, and 2,000 acres in the wilayat of Al Sunainah.”
He informed that Buraimi has good reserves of groundwater and land suitable for agriculture. “The initiative aims to enhance food security in the governorate by supporting farmers to cultivate various crops.”
In the governorate’s efforts to set up various projects, 19 tenders have been offered for development and implementation. The governorate has also invited bids for a consultancy study on the establishment of an entertainment centre in the wilayat of Buraimi, development of a gate at the entrance of the governorate, and development of Falaj Buraimi and Mahdah Oasis.
Tenders have also been announced to construct a walkway in the Al Rawdah area in the wilayat of Mahdah, playgrounds in Al Hail in the wilayat of Buraimi and one in the Al Khadraa area of the wilayat of Mahdah, and development of a municipal park with a cycle track also in the wilayat of Buraimi.
The developments are being under taken under the Governorate Development Programme for which His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik raised the amount from RO10mn to RO20mn for each governorate for the current Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), starting from 2022.
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