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Namaa Poultry signs pact to build slaughterhouse

MUSCAT: Al Namaa Poultry Company signed a contract on Wednesday with the Dutch Meyn Company for the construction of the slaughterhouse of al Namaa Poultry Company. The contract was signed by Saleh bin Mohammed al Shanfari, Chairman of the Board of Directors, on behalf of al Namaa Poultry Company and by the authorised delegate of the Dutch company.

The slaughterhouse will have a production capacity of 200,000 birds per day, which will include two production lines with a production capacity of 10,000 birds per hour with the use of the latest technologies, machinery and equipment, from the reception of live birds to the final product and the use of air cooling technology, allowing a higher quality product with longer validity.

Halal slaughter certificates will be obtained by slaughtering completely by hand without the use of any ready-made tools for slaughter, and there will be no electric stunning machines.

The Al Namaa Poultry Project, which has a capital of RO 100 million, aims to produce 60,000 metric tonnes of high quality white meat annually and contribute to increasing the self-sufficiency rate of white meat from 30 per cent now to more than 50 per cent, when the project reaches the maximum productivity, providing more than 1,500 direct and indirect employment opportunities for Omani youth, developing the poultry sector in the Sultanate and providing chicks to breeders of broiler chickens.

The project, located in Al Safa area in the Wilayat of Ibri in the Governorate of Al Dhahirah, consists of a combined feed production plant with a production capacity of 50 tonnes per hour with storage capacity of raw materials estimated at 3 months, an automatic slaughterhouse for halal slaughter estimated at 20000 birds per day. — ONA

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