Doha, January 12 - Aswaq for food facilities management announced the commence of operations in Al Sailiya new central market. The market is built following the latest international standards to serve the needs of all categories: producer, trader and consumer. Spans over 78,000 square meters, the new central market is located in a central site, around 25 minutes away from the heart of Doha. The market is divided into several connected and air-conditioned sections, to serve the fruit and vegetable trade.
In a statement during the reporters' tour in the new market, General Manager of Aswaq Mohamed Ghaneem Al Kubaisi said that Al Sailiya new central market is a quantum leap in the field of central markets that serves producers, traders and consumers, as it includes all the capabilities and services that facilitate the management and operation of this type of markets.
Al Sailiya central market includes the traditional market
that contains 52 shops, in addition to 102 shops in the retail market,
as well as 50 shops in the wholesale market. Moreover, the central
market includes the import products auction hall, which spans over 8,000
square meters, additionally, the market has nine cooled storages (2600
square meters), Al Kubaisi added. He also noted that Aswaq has put together a
well-established operations module for the auction hall (which commenced
operations officially today) to ensure operations runs smoothly and
efficiently. The trucks are registered in the designated parking, then
the data is crosschecked at the market entry point, the products are
then placed in the auction hall. Upon completion of the auction, the
products are loaded either out of the market, or to the wholesale market
or to the cooled storages. He pointed out that the markets company received more than
13.000 requests to fill the shops of Al Sailiya Central Market, as well
as Al Wakra central market for livestock, where requests competed for
about 790 stores.
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