Saudi’s grains storage capacity rises by 37% with 2 new silos

Saudi strategic storage capacity of grains increased by 900,000 tons to 3.4mls between 2015 and 2021: official

  
A handful of spelt grains is pictured at the Hollange watermill during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Fauvillers, Belgium, May 20, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A handful of spelt grains is pictured at the Hollange watermill during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Fauvillers, Belgium, May 20, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has added two new silos to its existing infrastructure increasing its strategic grain storage capacity by 37 percent, according to an Al-Eqtisadiyah report.

The Saudi Grains Organizations completed the Yanbu Silos Project with a storage capacity of 120,000 tons and it is working on adding a new one with the same capacity in Duba port, the reported said citing SAGO Gov. Ahmed Al-Faris.

Al-Faris said that Saudi strategic storage capacity of grains increased by 900,000 tons to 3.4 millions between 2015 and 2021.

The SAGO chief said that the Kingdom has reached self-sufficiency in many products such as fresh milk, eggs, dates and white corn etc.

SAGO is one of the leading national institutions tasked with ensuring availability of key food commodities in Saudi Arabia.

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