Wadi Kabir warehouse ready to receive dry dates

Muscat: Awadh bin Said al Alawi, Director of the Commercial Affairs Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said that the ministry is ready to receive the Busoor (dried dates) harvest from the farmers through the Wadi Al Kabir warehouse.
He added that the ministry issued the tender No 3/2017 for handling the shipment of Busoor in the stores of the ministry, removing impurities and flakes, and re-packaging in new bags for export.
He said the ministry last year received three types of Busoor (al Mabsali, al Madlooki and Abu Narnja) from 324 suppliers. He added that last year buying company marketed and exported most of Busoor and the remaining quantities will be exported this season.
Al Alawi confirmed that 1,609.510 kg were exported by the farmers without being supplied to the ministry.
He said that the total value of the subsidy provided by the ministry to farmers who exported the Busoor last year stood at RO 107,236. He added that the government subsidies were given RO 62.500 per tonne.
Al Alawi assured the farmers that they can export their Busoor products for this year with same amount of subsidy.
He explained that if the farmer sells his Busoor products to traders to be exported, he should get an invoice for the sale or a contract between him and the exporters to be eligible to receive the subsidy. — ONA

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