The biggest Central Market will open soon for business in Al Sailiya. The new facility have different sections for fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables and an abattoir for camels, cows and sheep under one roof.
“The Al Sailiya Central Market was expected to open in the first quarter of this year, but owing to some expansion works and special procedures the opening was delayed. But it will open for business after two months maximum,” said an official source at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
He also pointed out that the opening of the market was postponed several times and as every preparation is complete, it is ready for business.
The market serves Al Rayan, Abu Hamour and Al Sailiya. The abattoir is equipped with most modern machinery and it is built according to specifications required by modern standards. It has dedicated areas to sell all kinds of foodstuff such as fruits, vegetables, poultry, he said.
About the existing abattoirs in Al Rayan, he said: “For a long time we have been asking authorities concerned to develop them, because they are very small and do not have waiting area for people, especially on special occasions such as Eid Al Adha, Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr.
In a previous statement to The Peninsula, he said that on occasion such as Eid and Ramadan, customers had to wait hours for the slaughtered animal to be ready, and the new abattoir in the central market in Al Sailiya will solve these problems which are pushing many customers to slaughter their animals at homes to avoid long queues.”
So the opening of the new Central Market will serve people from many nearby areas and will end their suffering, because the market satisfies their need for fish, vegetables, fruit and meat as they can get all these at one place, he stressed.
The central market is built on a total area of 12,000 square metres, and includes three buildings, each one consisting two floors.
The main building accommodates different shops for fruits, vegetables, fish, and others. There is also an administration building. The abattoir for camels, cows and sheep is in the third building.
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