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Pact signed to establish RO3mn poultry farm in Buraimi  

5 Jun 2024 Oman plants over 16mn wild seeds for national initiative

Muscat – Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, signed an agreement on Wednesday with Royal Poultry Farms to establish a breeder poultry farm valued at RO3mn in Buraimi. 

The project in the Al Awha area of the wilayat of Mahda, spread over 286 acres, will target an annual production capacity exceeding 6mn birds. 

Poised to generate substantial employment opportunities, the project will also play a crucial role in supporting food security in the governorate and the sultanate.

Providing details of the scope and significance of the project, Nasser bin Ali al Marshodi, Director General of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources in Buraimi, said, “This is a milestone in our efforts to boost the agricultural sector’s capacity and sustainability.”

Marshodi informed that more than 20 investment contracts worth over RO5mn have been signed in the governorate in 2024, with 30 more investment opportunities expected before the end of the year. 

According to Marshodi, an ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning will result in 20 new investment opportunities soon. Plans are also underway to formalise six additional investment opportunities focused on promoting wheat cultivation in the governorate.

Signing of the agreement for the poultry farm marks a significant step in Oman’s strategic efforts to develop self-sustaining agricultural practices and enhance food security, aligning with broader economic diversification goals.

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