Hassad, Qatar's premier investor in food sector announced today, that several new public slaughterhouses are due to open soon across the country, to operate alongside the automated slaughterhouse in Al Wakra central market, with the aim to meet the needs of the public.
The development of "Um Salal" public slaughterhouse will soon be completed, and will officially open before the holy month of Ramadan - with a production capacity of 700 head per day, Hassad added.
While another public slaughterhouse in "Al Shehaniya" is currently being built and due to open before Eid al Adha. It will operate with a production capacity of 600 head per day.
On this occasion, Hassad CEO Eng. Mohamed Al Sadah stated: "In order to meet the needs of the public especially during peak times, such as the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al Adha - We developed "Um Salal" public slaughterhouse to increase its production capacity to 700 head per day. Moreover, an integrated public slaughterhouse is currently being built in "Al Shehaniya" for sheep, camels and cows".
Eng. Al Sadah also explained that Hassad is currently conducting a study to re-evaluate the public slaughterhouses in Al Khor and Al Shamal areas, as well as other parts of the country, to serve the needs of the public.
Furthermore, the automated slaughterhouse in Al Wakra central market that spans on 14,000 square meters, currently operates with an average of 2400 head per day, while its production capacity can reach up to 9,000 head per day for livestock, and it includes one additional line for cows and camels - to accommodate the peak seasons where the operations exceed 6000 head per day.
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