Sheikh Saif bin Humair al Malik al Shehi, Governor of Dhahirah, was briefed about Oman’s One Million Date Palm Trees project, set up as per the directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Sheikh Shehi listened to the presentation offered by Dr Saif bin Rashid al Shaqsi, director common of the project, on Al Safa farm, which covers an location of 11sq km. An location of 640 hectares of which has been cultivated.
Shaqsi discussed the stages of the establishment of the farm, elements of palm trees and contemporary irrigation techniques employed to irrigate them and the care they get. He talked about the optimistic outcomes accomplished in palm developing in 11 farms of some of the governorates of the sultanate. Some of them have got date crops also. He also referred to the efforts created to establish businesses to get advantage of palm derivatives and laboratories for research and analysis.
Sheikh Shehi lauded the efforts created to implement the directives of His Majesty the Sultan concerning the project which has significant financial and social worth.
He stated that the project was element of the framework of meals safety projects aimed at reaching self-sufficiency in several of the agricultural, animal and fishery goods in the sultanate.
He pointed out that these projects have significant function in enriching neighborhood communities and enhancing the added worth of the palm.
“We saw the efforts made at the farm. This has filled our hearts with pleasure due to the wonderful level at which Al Safa farm was established to promote palm cultivation in the sultanate. The farm would support the palm-based industries, create work opportunities for Omanis and small and medium enterprises,” stated Sheikh Shehi.
Information Source: Muscat Daily