Namaa unit to boost Oman’s food security
Times of Oman 2019-02-10 21:42:00
Ibri: The foundation laying ceremony of Namaa Poultry Project in the Safa area was held yesterday in the Wilayat of Ibri under the patronage of Dr. Fuad bin Jaafar Al Sagwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The investment cost of the project is OMR100 million and is located on an area of 70 km square and has a capacity to produce 66 thousand tonnes of high quality white meat annually.
The project consists of a compound feed plant with a production capacity of 50 tonnes per hour and 500 tonnes per day.
The project, which has a production capacity of 200 thousand birds per day and can be increased to 500 thousand birds a day. For The breeding of chickens there are 240 cells distributed over 20 expandable production units.
The project also includes automatic hatcheries with a capacity of 70 million eggs, capable of increasing to 100 million eggs per year to provide the needs for chicks, as well as providing them to poultry farmers, small and medium enterprises, in addition to a solid and liquid waste treatment plant with a capacity of 200 tonns of fertiliser per day and 80 tonns of residues of the slaughterhouse daily.
Dr. Fuad bin Jaafar Al Sagwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, stressed the importance of Namaa Poultry Project in achieving the requirements of food security in the Sultanate for white meat by up to 80 per cent in the coming years.
He pointed out that the food security projects are being completed in a consecutive way for their importance in achieving the self-sufficiency of food products that is contributed by the Oman Food Security Holding Company and other companies, in addition to the efforts made in Al Nakheel Projects, noting that all these projects will achieve the aspirations to provide a large proportion of food requirements.
Eng. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Food Security Company, Chairman of Namaa Poultry Company said that laying the foundation stone for Namaa Poultry Company, one of the largest food production projects in the Arab world comes in continuation of the projects of the Omani Food Security Company in the Sultanate, which works to enhance self-sufficiency of meat products and derivatives and enhance the added value of these productive projects at all levels in the Sultanate, thus contributing to the advancement of food industries in the Sultanate and achieving food security.