Private-owned Abattoir to Export Meat to 4 Middle Eastern Countries

facbb06d6d18afd30055031c05e0c8a3_xlPrivate-owned Abattoir to Export Meat to 4 Middle Eastern Countries

igjiga December 5, 2016 A modern abattoir built in Jigjiga, Somali Regional State, with an outlay of 200 million birr will start exporting meat to Middle East markets in a fortnight.

General Manager of the abattoir, Dr. Faisal Abdi told ENA that the abattoir has been slaughtering over 500 sheep and goats daily to meet the demand of the regional state.

The abattoir will broaden its market by exporting to the Middle East, the general manager added.

He stated agreements were reached with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman to export quality meat.

The abattoir built on 35 hectares of land has full facilities, animal fattening rooms and is also equipped with waste disposal system, according to Dr. Faisal.


The abattoir with 70 employees is expected to hire 200 persons upon going fully operational.

Somali Region Investment Office Head Abdul-Nasir Ahmed said the abattoir showcases the ever-increasing participation of the diaspora in various investments.

The office head pointed out that the abattoir was built by nine members of the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora and it will help tap the huge livestock potential in the region.

According to Abdul- Nasir, the diaspora that have been playing active role in investment  and the regional state was able to obtain over 6 billon birr revenue during the past five years as a result.

The office head noted that the regional government also offers various incentives to encourage investors to participate in national and regional investment ventures by providing land freely as well as other amenities.

The abattoir built by nine members of the Ethiopian Somali Diaspora has benefitted from the support of the regional government that constructed a two- kilometer gravel road at the cost of 6 million birr and access to electricity.

source ena

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