MEWA Minister witnesses several agreements in poultry sector with over SAR 4B investments

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Abdulrahman Al Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA)

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) Abdulrahman Al Fadley witnessed the signing of a number of agreements in the poultry sector with investments exceeding SAR 4 billion.

The agreements represent a qualitative leap to enhance agricultural development and encourage investment in the poultry sector in the Kingdom and act as an opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency and enhance food security. The deals are also an important step towards diversifying sources of income in the Kingdom in accordance with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

Among the agreements, Almarai Co. signed deals with a number of local and international bodies, including an agreement with Food Purity Poultry Co. to supply slaughterhouse equipment and processing lines for meat and poultry.

This is in addition to two agreements with Switzerland-based Bühler Co. to establish feed mills, as well as signing an agreement with the Belgian Petersime Co. to set up hatcheries, as well as another agreement with the Germany based Big Dutchman Co. for shoring up feed equipment to serve the sector.

The deals also included signing an agreement between Saudi Radwa Food Co. Ltd. and Installation Systems Company for Trading and Contracting (ISCO) to expand the company’s activity and projects, in addition to concluding a deal between Atyab Poultry Co. and Tanmiah Food Co. with the aim of working on the safe disposal of broiler parts after the end of the five-year production period.

The minister also witnessed another two agreements for Balady Poultry Co. with the BAADER Food Processing Denmark to establish an automated factory, with a production capacity of 25,000 birds per hour, and another agreement with the Chinese Famsun Group to build a feed factory with a capacity of 60 tons per hour.