Muscat – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources has completed 80% construction work of a new fish market in Yanqul, Dhahirah governorate.
Backed by Petroleum Development Oman, the project is in line with the ministry’s commitment to enhancing fish marketing facilities across the sultanate.
Ibrahim bin Muhammad al Alawi, who oversees fish markets at the ministry, shed light on the objectives of this development. “The market, a cornerstone in the ministry’s strategy, is part of a broader agenda to establish robust marketplaces for fish commerce in collaboration with the private sector.”
The market is spread over a 5,329sqm plot, with the building constructed on 1,366sqm. Upon completion, it will have 24 dedicated stalls for fish sales, equipped with 12 cutting tables, ensuring efficiency and hygiene.
Additional amenities include a café, a dressing room, separate halls for cutting and wholesale transactions, and an ice factory of five-tonne capacity.
One of the main features of the market is a modern air conditioning and drainage system, aligning with the contemporary standards of fish markets in the sultanate.
Alawi added that the design incorporates technical specifications that allow for future expansion, catering to both local and regional fish supply demands.
“This project promises to contribute to the community by providing a reliable source of seafood and also streamline the fish supply chain.”