(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Qatari owned Dar Al Rayan Investment Company has announced the first of its kind initiative that will revolutionise the poultry sector and boost local production of poultry products in the country.
Committing to significant investments in excess of QR1.6bn, Al Rayan Poultry, a subsidiary of Dar Al Rayan Investment Company, plans to introduce the largest exclusive integrated poultry farm in the country. 'Through Dar Al Rayan Investment Company, we aim to contribute and be a part of vision 2030 by undertaking strategic projects that will support Qatar's food security programme, said Sheikh Suhaim bin Khaled Al Thani, Chairman of Dar Al Rayan Investment Company.
'Al Rayan Poultry will be an asset to the country's future, as it is implemented with a special emphasis on positioning ourselves as the best poultry provider in Qatar and the whole region.
Sheikh Suhaim bin Khaled Al Thani (left), Chairman of Dar Al Rayan Investment Company; Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani (centre), Vice -Chairman of Dar Al Rayan Investment Company; and Mohammed Hussein Al Ali.
The project when completed will have a production capacity of 70,000 tonnes of broiler meat and 250 million eggs per year, making it the largest poultry farm in the country capable of covering current and future market demand. Al Rayan Poultry has already dedicated more than 15 million SQM of land for the project and is spread across various strategic locations covering the whole of Qatar including the First Agro Cluster in the South and Al Waab farms, Al Dawoodiyah and Al Sidriya farms in the north.
In a major step to boost local production of poultry products in the country, Al Rayan poultry plans to undertake a unique and critical area within the industry, parent stock, which is introduced for the first time in Qatar and will have the capacity to supply other smaller broiler meat producers in the country as well. Moreover, the planned feed mill production capacity exceeding 90 tons/hour will also cover the need of other producers in the country.
In order to ensure global standards in production and distribution, Al Rayan Poultry have engaged one of the best international consultants to undertake this project. The company has also appointed innovative global technology providers for the supply and installation of all the machineries. The project will be completed through implementing all the latest technologies and will adopt the highest bio-security measures.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, Vice -Chairman of Dar Al Rayan Investment Company stated, 'We want to make Al Rayan Poultry a unique project with global standards that our country and its wise leadership will take pride in. As such, we strive to set very high standards in terms technology, hygiene and operational standards.
Mohammed Hussein Al Ali, said, 'Our focus is not just to build a poultry farm, but to create a whole ecosystem that supports the production of domestic poultry products. Steps like providing parent stock poultry feed and factory will all support and encourage smaller broiler meat production units in the country. This, in the long run will contribute significantly to the local economy and domestic food security.
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