Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Environment Minister inaugurates expansion of Alwashim Poultry project to produce 156 million birds annually

Riyadh, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, inaugurated today the expansion of Alwashim Poultry Company projects; one of the projects specialized in the production of broiler chickens in Marat Governorate, targeting the production of (156) million birds annually by 2030.

The minister, accompanied by the ministry's senior officials, toured several agricultural projects in the governorates of Shaqra, Marat, and Darma, where he inspected the work progress and the services provided to the beneficiaries.

He also made a field tour that included some water projects and agricultural sites in Shaqra Governorate and inspected the date palm seedling improvement project of a company specialized in developing the palm sector, which aims to increase production efficiency and reduce production losses through optimal methods of palm pollination.

Minister Al-Fadhli also visited Dhurma Governorate, where he toured the Al-Azizia farm, which is run by the Saudi Greenhouses Management and Agri Marketing Co, and was briefed on the company's expansion plan to produce approximately 100 million kilograms of vegetables annually.

The visit aimed to inspect the projects supervised by the Ministry in the Kingdom’s various regions, which aim to maximize the utilization of natural resources and achieve the Ministry's goals in the environment, water and agriculture sectors. During the tour, the Minister met with the local citizens and responded to their inquiries about the services, stressing the Ministry's keenness to support development projects to achieve food security and economic development in the interest of the country and the citizens per the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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