Oman agrees to purchase 10,000 tonnes of white sugar and other food stocks

Purchase is aimed at enhancing the sultanate's stock of basic food commodities

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Close up worker cupping grains over bag.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Close up worker cupping grains over bag.

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DUBAI- Oman's Public Authority for Stores and Food Reserve (ZAD) has agreed contracts to purchase 10,000 tonnes of white sugar, 10,000 tons of rice and 45 tons of red lentils according to a statement from the state-run body on Monday.

The purchase is aimed at enhancing the sultanate's stock of basic food commodities, said the statement, posted on the special government Twitter account related to efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli and Alaa Swilam; Editing by Alison Williams, Kirsten Donovan) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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