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Oman to Set Up New Milk Collection, Dairy Project

28 December 2016

OMAN - An Omani pilot project will set up several milk collection centres and a dairy processing project which will open next year, aimed at supporting the livestock farmers in Dhofar region, said a report.

The project is part of a series of major initiatives undertaken by the state-owned Oman Food Investment Holding Co (OFIC).

The new pilot project is aimed at evaluating the scheme before launching the same on a commercial basis, added the Times of Oman report.

Saleh M Al Shanfari, chief executive officer at OFIC, confirmed that the pilot project will start by next year.

He noted that the commercial project will be assessed in two years’ time, and if proved successful, it will go for a full-fledged commercial project.

Mr Al Shanfari added that the proposed venture will collect fresh milk from cattle (camel and cow) owners in southern Oman. Then will start producing value added products, which will include dairy products, ice-creams, cheese and yogurt.

The new company for implementing the project is under formation now, added the report.

Source: TradeArabia

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