Muscat, The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) and Al Madina Logistics Services (AMLS) today signed an agreement to establish, manage and operate an inspection unit for the export/ import containers and trucks of fish and its products, as well as agricultural and animal products in the Governorate of North Al Batinah.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Saud bin Hamoud al-Habsi, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, and Hassan Ihsan al-Naseeb, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Madina Logistics Services.
The agreement provides for the implementation of a project to establish, manage and operate an inspection unit for the export/ import containers and trucks of fish and its products, as well as agricultural and animal products in the Governorate of North Al Batinah. The unit is concerned with inspecting all exported and imported consignments through the border outlets in the Governorates of North Al Batinah and Al Buraimi.
The project consists of multi-door closed, refrigerated and non-refrigerated inspection platforms according to international specifications and standards for the simultaneous inspection of containers and trucks, in addition to cold stores for the rejected consignments until a final decision taken about them, as well as refrigerated, frozen and dry warehouses for storing samples and warehouses for goods that do not need refrigeration.
The project aims to encourage the private sector to invest in basic services that support fish, agricultural and animal sectors. It also aims to develop and raise logistical capabilities of such sectors, and to regulate the procedures for imports and exports of fish, its products, as well as agricultural and animal products. It also aims to ensure their consumability and quality, to provide services to employees in the agricultural, fish and animal sectors, and to simplify procedures and speed of completion of imports and exports at border outlets.
Source: Oman News Agency