As many as 400 commodities have become available for lower prices across Qatar as part of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce’s initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan.
The prices, valid until the end of the holy month, are mandatory to all shops and shopping centres, including Al Meera Consumer Goods, Carrefour, LuLu Hypermarkets, Safeer Mall, Saudi Hypermarket, Mega Mart, Quality Hypermarket, Grand Hypermarket, Grand Mart and Spinneys.
“The Ministry has succeeded in adding more commodities to the list every year,” Consumer Protection Department director Sheikh Jassim bin Jabor bin Hassan al-Thani announced yesterday.
“When the initiative was launched five years ago, it included about 114 commodities, which later rose to 260 and this year reached 400,” he explained while stating that the aim was to boost the purchasing power of the citizens and expatriates and advance the social role of traders in the country.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has also allocated a QR12mn budget for meat and sheep subsidies. Any Qatari national is allowed to purchase two sheep a season using his ID card. Syrian sheep are priced QR950 each and Jordanian sheep QR800.
The ministry has provided a hotline number (8005000) for the Licensing and Quality Control Markets where consumers could make inquiries about the price list and give suggestions.
For commodities price list issued by Ministry, CLICK HERE.