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Central market resumes wholesale trade from evening today

8 Jun 2020

Muscat Municipality announced the resumption of wholesale trade at Mawaleh Central Market for Fruits and Vegetables from 10pm to 6am as of Monday, June 8. The market will remain closed for private vehicles and retailers and unauthorized workers. The market had been closed from Saturday. 

In a statement, Muscat Municipality said that the decision is in line with the health guidelines issued by the Supreme Committee for tackling the spread of COVID-19 after setting conditions for restarting trade. 

‘The customs clearance and inspection of refrigerated trucks will be conducted by the customs and agricultural quarantine employees at the logistics city or the border outlets,’ Municipality said. 

‘Trucks that pass inspection will be allowed to enter the market, provided that they show certificate of customs clearance and will be given 24 hours to unload while local producers will be required to register their information at the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries one day prior to enter the market,’ it added. 

It said that the local products should be loaded in three or more-tonne refrigerated truck. ‘The local producers will be allowed to enter the market during the same timing (from 10pm to 6am) with only two persons allowed on a truck,’ it said. 

Traders coming from different wilayats to buy fruits and vegetables will be allowed to enter the market on three or more-tonne refrigerated truck during the designated timing with no more than two persons. 

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