Hassad's Project to Supply 20 Per Cent of Qatar's Needs

QATAR - Hassad Food has signed a deal to set up a new poultry project with Oman-based A'Saffa Poultry Farms.
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Hassad Food, Qatar's investor and developer in the agriculture and livestock sector announced a 250 million riyal (QAR) worth poultry project here, reports The Peninsula. The company signed an agreement with Oman-based A'Saffa Poultry Farms on 4 November regarding the design and management of the new poultry project.

"The project alone will cater to 20 per cent of Qatar's demand for poultry and eggs," said Chairman and Managing Director of Hassad Food, Nasser Mohamed Al Hajri.

"It will produce 17,000 tonnes of chicken and 90 million eggs annually. Together with other poultry projects in Qatar, we will be able to cater up to 35 per cent of the country's need."

The agreement was signed by Mr Al Hajri and Chairman of A'Saffa Poultry Farms, Saleh Mohammad Al Shanfari.

"A'Saffa is the leading farm in the Omani Market in terms of quality and consumer satisfaction. The company will be the consultant in the project design and management of the farm due to its long experience in the area," he said.

"The farm will comply to the Islamic Shariah in maintenance and slaughtering of the chicken and will have a new label of its own. The farm of more than 30 square kilometres area will be located towards the south of Qatar away from the residential areas.

The production will start within 30 months. Feasibility studies conducted has proved that the profitability of the project will begin within four years

"Qatar has a continual growth in the demand for both poultry and eggs. The farm will be able to reduce high quantity of chicken and other products being imported from Brazil and neighbouring countries to an extent.

"The products will be in Qatari market in two years time," Mr Al Hajri added.

For his part, A'Saffa's Chairman told The Peninsula: "Hassad Food is a pioneering experiment in the Arab world. The agreement indicates the strong fraternal relations between Qatar and Oman."

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