H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al -Thani has visited the new Central Market at Al-Wakra to inspect the workflow. The new central market is scheduled to open before end of year.
Under the supervision of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Hassad, funded the development of the new central markets including Al-Wakra Market, to become the central livestock market that includes the new automated slaughterhouse (the most advanced in the Middle East region). Aswaq (a subsidiary of Hassad) will manage all three central markets. Mohamed Bader Al-Sadah, Hassad CEO commented, "By funding the development of the new central markets and managing it through "Aswaq" we aim to support the national product and fulfill the needs of the producer, trader and consumer to achieve self-sufficiency".
Al-Wakra market is built following the latest international systems, to serve the needs of all categories: producer, trader and consumer. The market spans on a land area of approximately 230,000 square meters and is located in the midpoint of central roads networks; 30 minutes away from the heart of Doha and 10 minutes away from the border of the central outlet for importing livestock and fodder (Hamad Port).
The market is divided into several sections to serve the livestock trade: barns, automated slaughterhouse, shops, hypermarkets, service shops and administrative offices. The barns section comprises of more than 600 livestock barns divided between display and storage were all are shaded, and in line with international specifications and sizes. The market also includes the new central automated slaughterhouse, which is spans on 14,000 square meters, with a production capacity that can reach up to 9,000 head/day for livestock using modern techniques to maintain product quality and the operations efficiency.
One additional line is available for cows and camels. All retails, wholesale and hypermarket sections are all air-conditioned. The market includes 102 shops to support the markets main activity such as fodder, grain, veterinary and trips supplies. The market also includes fodder storage space spanning on more than 5200 square meters. Additionally, the retails section includes 76 shops that sells vegetables and fruits, dried fruit, honey, and Dates as well as the traditional market. Six service shops are allocated for cafeteria, supermarket and restaurants.
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