Muscat: The Food and Water Security Committee of the Shura Council discussed the benefits of Luban trees in commercial and economic terms.
The Food and Water Security Committee of the Shura Council hosted this morning (Tuesday) a number of specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources to discuss with them the desire to study the future of Luban trees in Dhofar Governorate, and the expressed desire to implement a project to produce intravenous fluids and medical waterers from the wet solution in the Sultanate of Oman.
This came during the third periodic meeting of the fourth annual session (2022-2023) of the ninth term of the Council, which was chaired by His Excellency Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Malik, Chairman of the Committee, and in the presence of Their Excellencies the members of the Committee.
The importance of the expressed desire to study the future of Luban trees in the Dhofar Governorate comes due to its status and historical extension since ancient times.
It is important that the tree it be optimally utilised, as well as the legislation that protects it and the studies and research that maximise the returns of the uses of the Luban tree and benefit from it in a commercial and economic manner, especially as it is involved in various industries like medical, cosmetic, and perfume industries among others.
In this aspect, Their Excellencies inquired about the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources in preserving the quality of Luban tree crops and its wide area in the governorate, as well as identifying the most important challenges facing the Luban tree.
It was also discussed with the Ministry's specialists the possibility of implementing a project to produce intravenous fluids - medical drinkers - from a wet solution in the Sultanate of Oman, after conducting the necessary research and medical examinations in this aspect.