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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

RO 26 million poultry farm opens in Ibri

MUSCAT: Oman Flour Mills celebrated the inauguration of the Gulf International Poultry Farm for producing eggs at Subaikhi in the Wilayat of Ibri in the Governorate of Al Dhahirah.


The inauguration ceremony was held under the auspices of Dr Saud bin Hamoud al Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources. The minister said that the self-sufficiency rate to which the project will contribute is between 30 to 35 per cent.


Dr Al Habsi said that in addition to the existing egg production projects in the Sultanate of Oman, the self-sufficiency rate will reach between 90 and 95 per cent, which is an excellent percentage for local consumption.


The investment cost of the new poultry farm exceeded RO 26 million. The project has been founded in partnership between Oman Flour Mills, the Japanese Gulf Food Fund, the Wise Foods company; a Japanese company, and IFFCO company.


The Gulf International Poultry Farm is extended on an area of 18 million square metres and is considered one of the largest poultry farms for table egg production in the GCC countries. The annual production capacity of the farm stands at 350 million eggs. The farm adopts modern technology in its operation process.


This new project is also considered one of the pillars of Oman Vision 2040 since food security sector is among the targeted sectors to contribute to achieving economic diversification. This project will also enhance the country's competitive business environment.


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