Buraidah Date Festival Concludes with Remarkable Figures
Buraidah-- The Buraidah Date Festival, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, concluded yesterday after realizing remarkable figures in terms of sales volume and the number of vehicles coming to the market loaded with tons of dates, amid a series of cultural, social and awareness events and the participation of several public and private institutions at the Dates City in Buraidah.
The statistics committee at the festival said that the market, between August 1 and 30, received more than 16 million packs, each weighing four kilograms, and 53,000 vehicles loaded with over 57,000 tons of more than 45 kinds of dates.
CEO of the festival Dr. Khalid Al-Nqeidan said that the festival receives support from Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud, the Governor of Qassim, noting that the festival provided more than 4,000 jobs and received over 355,000 visitors, in addition to welcoming several official delegations from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and abroad.
Source: Saudi Press Agency