The contract was signed by Eng Saleh bin Mohammed al Shanfari, chairman of the Board of Directors on behalf of Al Namaa Poultry Company and by a Dutch organization representative.
The slaughterhouse will have a production capacity of 200,000 birds/day. It will have two production lines with a capacity of 10,000 birds/hour with the use of most recent technologies, machinery and gear from the reception of reside birds to the final solution and the use of air cooling technologies, permitting a greater top quality solution with longer validity.
The Al Namaa Poultry Project, which has a capital of RO100mn, aims to generate 60,000 metric tonnes of higher top quality white meat annually and contribute in escalating the self-sufficiency price of white meat from 30 per cent now to much more than 50 per cent, when the project reaches the maximum productivity.
It will assist in supplying much more than 1,500 direct and indirect employment possibilities for Omani youth.
The project, positioned in Al Safa location in the wilayat of Ibri in the governorate of Dhahirah, consists of a combined feed production plant with a production capacity of 50 tonnes per hour (500 tonnes/day) with storage capacity of raw supplies estimated at 3 months, an automatic slaughterhouse for halal slaughter (according to Islamic law) estimated at 200,000 birds/day.
The signing ceremony was attended by H E Dr Fuad bin Jaafar al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Food Investment Company, dignitaries, officials and specialists from the public and private sectors.
Information Source: Muscat Daily