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More than 20,000 visit Tahayem Winter Season in Jalan bani Bu Hassan

Oman Wednesday 31/January/2024 15:47 PM
By: Times News Service
More than 20,000 visit Tahayem Winter Season in Jalan bani Bu Hassan

Jalan bani Bu Hassan: The Dates and Honey Exhibition, organised by the Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources, is one of the distinguished events as part of the Tahayem Winter Season in the Wilayat of Jalan bani Bu Hassan. Its activities began on 25 January and will continue until the third of February amidst a remarkable turnout of visitors.

Salem bin Sultan Al Araimi, Director of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources in the Wilayat of Jalan bani Bu Hassan, said that the number of visitors to the Dates and Honey Exhibition during the 'Tahayem Winter Season' reached more than 20,000.

He said that organising and holding such exhibitions represent an opportunity that contributes to strengthening the national economy, and encourage producers, farmers and beekeepers to take an interest in and preserve the honey industry.

He added that the exhibition aims to enhance the marketing of dates and honey in the Sultanate of Oman and highlights the projects and programmes implemented in the agricultural sector, as well as activates the role of farmers and honey breeders by marketing and promoting date crops in a sophisticated and modern manner.

He pointed out that the exhibition includes a number of participating corners, amounting to 36 corners, for exhibition of dates and honey, packaging units, family-owned businesses, in addition to local investors and small and medium enterprises working in the field of producing and selling date and palm products and their derivatives from various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman.

Al-Araimi stated that the Ministry of Agricultural Wealth, Fisheries and Water Resources indicated that the South Al-Sharqiyah Governorate achieved an increase in date production during 2022, amounting to 30,200 from the year 2021 in which the production reached 29,600 tonnes.

It is worth noting that the Tahayem winter season is being organised within the framework of enhancing tourism and commercial activity and activating the comparative advantages that characterise the Governorate of South Al Sharqiyah as it is one of the economic destinations of the Sultanate of Oman.