Muscat: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources signed an investment agreement with Afaq Consultancy and Business Development Company to build a fish collection centre in Ras Madrakah in the Wilayat of Duqm.
The centre will include an auction hall, cold stores and an ice factory, in addition to other projects, such as outlets, rest places for fishermen and transporters, and boat maintenance workshops stretching over a 5,000 square metres.
The project aims to provide essential services to upgrade fish products quality; such as sorting out, cleaning and packaging fresh fish directly received from fishermen.
The project is expected to pay off economic and social benefits represented in setting up businesses for transporters, companies, businessmen, retailers, fish shops, and restaurants while ensuring transparency in fish trading.
The agreement was signed by Eng. Yaqoob Khalfan Al Busaidi, Fisheries Undersecretary and Mohammed Mubarak Al Dhamri, Chairman of the executing company.