Investors have been invited to build a number of fish processing and related plants in Duqm as part of the Government’s RO60 million fish harbour project, the the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries said this week.
“We have invited investors to set up 50 to 80 per cent fish processing and related plants in Duqm as the process of building the fish harbor has begun,” HE Dr Fuad Ja’afar Al Sajwani told local daily Oman Tribune.
According to the minster, work had already begun on the Duqm fish harbour, which would be the largest in the country and in the region.
Alongside the harbour, there would be a fish industrial estate attracting catches from the region and beyond.
“It will be a hub for fish processing and export for the rest of the world,” the minister added.
The Oman Tribune also reported that 50 to 80 per cent of industrial units would be built in the first phase of the project.
According to earlier reports, Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company has bagged the major contract to build the fishing harbor at Duqm.
The construction of the Duqm fish harbour is expected to take three years, and will also include a modern fish market, auction hall and other essential facilities.
The harbour itself is being designed to meet the needs of Omani and foreign fishing vessels unloading their catch at Duqm. The multi-purpose port can accommodate fishing fleets, ferries and coastguard vessels.