Muscat: The Ministry of Agricultural, Fisheries and Water Resources signed two investment agreements this morning, the first concerned with establishing, managing and operating investment projects in the fish market land in the wilayat of Bidbid, and the second with establishing a fish collection center in Al - Suwih in the Wilayat of Jaalan Bani BuAli.
A statement issued online by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources said: "The agreement was signed by the ministry, His Excellency Eng. Ya'aqoub bin Khalfan bin Khamis Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources for Fisheries. The first agreement aims to establish, manage and operate investment projects in the fish market land in wilayat Bidbid. It consists of a fish market and its accessories (market administration office, 24 fish sales tables, 12 fish cutting tables, a calling hall, an ice production plant and a cold store on an area 1000 square meters)."
In addition to other investment facilities represented in a veterinary clinic, a market for craftsmen, an agricultural nursery, shops for selling animal feed. Also shops for various activities on a total area of 5,000 square meters. The project aims to provide the necessary services for fish workers and provide marketing outlets for consumers to obtain high quality fish products.
As for the second agreement, it is to establish a fish collection center in Al-Suwih area in the wilayat of Jaalan Bani BuAli. It consists of a fish trading hall, refrigeration stores and ice production factories. In addition to other investment projects such as shops and rest houses for fishermen and transporters on an area of 5,000 square meters.
"The project aims to raise the quality of fish products by providing the necessary services such as sorting, cleaning and packing fresh fish obtained from fishermen.To providing ice to fishermen and transporters, and collecting information and data for the purposes of statistics and control, in addition to providing job opportunities for Omanis and facilitate the process of controlling the fishing seasons of some water resources, as well as fish licenses," the statement added.